Urban Centre and FTDA Profiles
Urban Centres and Frequent Transit Development Areas (FTDAs) are transit-oriented communities with diverse populations, a range of employment opportunities, public spaces, and lively cultural and entertainment amenities. They are places that have been identified as good places to direct and accommodate regionally-significant housing and job growth.
Urban Centres and FTDAs are critical concepts in realizing the regional vision as articulated in
Metro Vancouver 2040: Shaping Our Future. Focusing growth in a network of complete communities linked by transit has been a long standing and successful strategy for regional planning in Metro Vancouver. There are three types of Urban Centres: Metro Centres, Regional City Centres, and Municipal Town Centres. FTDAs are areas along frequent transit corridors that have been identified for transit-oriented growth.
Metro Vancouver’s role is to monitor and report on growth in Urban
Centres and FTDAs. This is done by developing data profiles for each Urban
Centre and FTDA. Past data profiles can be found here.