What does the future of Vancouver look like? With seemingly endless population growth ahead of us, how do we plan and prepare for the thousands of new residents expected to settle in Vancouver over the next two decades? Or bridge the gap between existing residents who own and those who want to own?
The City has a plan. Well, a proposal at the least. In an attempt to end the acrimony which exists between generations, the City is hopeful that the strategy for the city-wide plan, outlined in a report by chief planner Gil Kelley, will create a conversation that involves as many groups and residents as possible about what kind of city everyone wants to see long-term.
“Rapid change and development has caused some residents to be unsure about the future of their neighbourhood and the city, as others may feel increasingly locked out,” Mr. Kelley wrote.
In spite of the rhetoric, there are still concerns from some that city planners are trying to drive the process to some predetermined end, especially because Mr. Kelley’s report doesn’t specifically mention including resident associations as an important part of the process.
We will be keeping a close eye on developments as they unfold and posting about them here.