Ideas Of The Public Sought In Planning Vancouver's Growth

Vancouver looks to its people to help chart out the city's future growth strategy.

"Boxed in by parks, watersheds, mountains, ocean and protected agricultural land, the region faces a very different kind of growth and home ownership - landless and compact."

"Metro Vancouver, that layer of government known until recently as the Greater Vancouver Regional District, is embarking on an extensive round of public consultation on a plan for the region's next phase of growth, a period that will see changes in how we live, where we work and how we will get from one to the other."

"The growth strategy amounts to a shared vision of the region we would like to live in and is used by municipal planners and councils to shape their land-use planning and decide how they will compel or encourage builders to create compact, efficient town centres and to limit wasteful sprawl."

Full Story: Metro Vancouver asks public to help plan for growth

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