Metro Vancouver is updating Metro 2040, the Regional Growth Strategy and has released the final version of Metro 2050.
The Metro 2050 bylaw was read for the first and second time by the Metro Vancouver Board on March 25. A public hearing was held on April 20 to hear comments from members of the public. Metro 2050 is currently in Phase 3 and will be reviewed by municipal councils, with a final decision anticipated to be made by the Board in July 2022.
The project team engaged early in 2020 on developing the scope of the update for Metro 2050. The draft Metro 2050 was available for public comment in 2021. Residents were invited to public dialogues, webinars, open houses, and to submit comments directly to the project team. A public hearing was held in 2022. This is in addition to engagement with member jurisdictions, neighbouring regional district boards, First Nations, TransLink, and other interested and affected audiences.
Metro Vancouver values public input to develop a regional growth strategy that reflects diverse voices. The draft Metro 2050 was developed in 2020 and 2021 with input from stakeholders, residents, other governments, and agencies across the region. The draft considers equity and resilience, and looks out to 2050, ensuring a livable region.
Read the Documents
Metro 2050 Executive Summary
RD Regional Growth Strategy (Metro 2050) Bylaw No 1339, 2022 - Repeals 1136, 2010
Metro 2050 Vision
Metro Vancouver is a region of diverse and complete communities connected by sustainable transportation choices where residents take pride in vibrant neighbourhoods that offer a range of opportunities to live, work, play, and learn, and where natural, agricultural, and employment lands are protected and enhanced.
Shaping long-term growth and development in the region is essential to meeting this vision in a way that protects the natural environment, fosters community well-being, fuels economic prosperity, provides local food security, improves social equity, provides diverse and affordable housing choices, ensures the efficient provision of utilities and transit, reduces greenhouse gasses, and contributes to resiliency to climate change impacts and natural hazards.
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