Resilient Vancouver is a citywide strategy that takes a comprehensive approach to addressing shocks, such as earthquakes, and stresses, such as aging infrastructure.
The strategy builds our capacity to anticipate, manage, and recover from our city’s biggest risks, and aligns work to help us survive, adapt, and thrive in the face of our greatest challenges.
Resilient Vancouver is the result of a two-year process involving more than 2,500 stakeholders.
In addition to new initiatives, the strategy identifies support needed to advance work that is already underway.
Planning Vancouver Together to 2050 and beyond
We’ve launched the process to develop the Vancouver (City-wide) Plan that will guide our city to 2050 and beyond.
Key areas of focus
Thriving and prepared neighbourhoods
How to help communities share knowledge, contribute to decision making, and collectively prepare for and recover from both shocks and stresses.
Proactive and collaborative government
Our strategy addresses how to achieve resilience through various collaborations, and how to change systems in the city that make people vulnerable.
Adaptive buildings and infrastructure
How to improve building performance in case of an earthquake, and to upgrade facilities including water services and flood prevention.
Through input from stakeholders, we developed a set of guiding principles that provide a framework for the Resilient Vancouver strategy.