Vancouver is going global and growing at rates never seen before – it is projected that there will be 739,000 of us living within the city boundaries by 2040. The Vancouver City Planning Commission (VCPC) has set out to ask, are we ready for change?
Furthermore, how can we adapt to change and retain what we love about our city and its diverse neighbourhoods?
The VCPC, in partnership with Smart Growth BC, is launching YouMap Vancouver, a community engagement unique to its kind in Canada.
We want you to “map” the things that make your neighbourhood great, and tell us what you need but must leave your neighbourhood to get.
The YouMap project empowers local residents of all ages and backgrounds to challenge the traditional definition of “amenity” beyond parks and libraries.
We want you to include the special places, the shops, the viewpoints and public spaces that make your streets special to you.
The VCPC is a volunteer body appointed by the Vancouver City Council to advise on issues related to long term planning in the City. The VCPC strives to deliver outstanding long-range planning and research advice to City Council in part by listening to Vancouverites.
Have your voice heard by participating in the YouMap Vancouver event for your community.
YouMap Vancouver begins as a two-part pilot project:
- October 3rd and 4th in Grandview Woodland
- October 24th and 25th in Douglas Park
Local residents, citizens of all ages, young people and families, business people and community groups are all welcomed to attend their neighbourhood festival, and take part in the mapping activities which are designed to be fun, creative, and thought-provoking.
For those who cannot attend during the scheduled festival dates, a website at is set up for you to enter in your favourite neighbourhood places online.
We hope that you will become a part of this exciting and unique neighbourhood engagement!