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Does Vancouver need a city-wide plan? Nov 20

November 20, 2014

Does Vancouver need a city-wide plan?

The basic layout of Vancouver’s streets, neighbourhoods, schools, parks and basic infrastructure dates back to the Bartholomew Plan of 1929. This plan was the foundation for many local area and community plans, for transportation plans, and for zoning maps identifying what could be built and where. After half a century of growth and change, and with extensive public process, in 1995 Council adopted CityPlan, a 20-year framework for decisions on programs, priorities and actions on funding, programs, and actions that has been the basis for many community and other planning programs.

What would be the benefits of a new attempt to create a city-wide plan that defines where growth would take place, what could that process look like, and what hazards would that process face?

To present this big topic, City Conversations has joined with the Vancouver City Planning Commission. We’re pleased to host Patrick Condon, Chair of Urban Design at UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture; Peter Whitelaw, Principal at the planning group Modus, and experienced in creating and updating plans for other BC municipalities, and Ann McAfee, who was Vancouver's co-Director of Planning (with Larry Beasley), and guided the 1995 CityPlan.

Then it’s your turn to join the conversation, to question, observe, offer your opinions. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

The Vancouver City Planning Commission has compiled a list of background information and will post excerpts from the City Conversations on its website. The Planning Commission is a Council-appointed civic advisory body with a mandate to consider and report to Council on issues relating to the long-term future of the city."

When: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Location: SFU Vancouver Campus, 515 West Hastings Street, Room 1600

Cost: Free

For more information on this event, please visit the SFU Public Square City Conversations website.