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Milestones 2018 Survey

What were the biggest moments in urban planning in Vancouver in 2018?

As the new year begins, the Vancouver City Planning Commission's (VCPC) Chronology Program is again embarking on a retrospective of 2018. Committee members have identified a shortlist of emerging milestones from 2018 that could prove transformative in shaping our city.

With the participation of leading urban thinkers, architects, urban planners and engaged citizens, the VCPC Chronology Program has identified a number of notable planning, development, or related decisions, actions or events of the past year that we feel will shape the future of the city and/or region.


Milestone Definition

For the VCPC Chronology Program, milestones are identified as events, decisions, actions, policy, programs and plans that have contributed to Vancouver’s development and have been relevant in shaping the city as a unique urban settlement. Milestones should have a transformative effect upon the city’s growth and evolution. For an example of what constitutes a milestone, we invite you to review our "What is a Milestone" guide, or take a look at the milestones on our Online Chronology

Please help us refine the list of emerging milestones. Your input will be used to determine the list of 2018’s emerging planning and development milestones that will be announced at a public forum on February 4, 2018 and then be included in the Commission’s online timeline.


There are 3 questions. We estimate that it will take less than 10 minutes to complete. For more information on any of the milestones listed below, please visit the Chronology website.

Survey closes Sunday, January 20, 2019.
1. Which of the following milestone contenders would you agree are milestones for 2018?Please select all the following items you think are milestone for 2018. For more information on any of the milestones listed below, please visit the Chronology website.
  • Indigenous Reconciliation
  • Urban Planning
  • A City for All
  • Housing
2. Of the contenders we have identified, which would you name as the top 5 milestones for 2018? Order the items from the following list. First select an item with the spacebar to show a menu of possible ranking positions. Next, click a ranking position to order it in the ranked list. Note the menu will display more ordering options as you add items to the ranked list.
Note that there were several other decisions, actions, and events that were considered for inclusion in this years short list but were determined to have been either included as milestones in previous years, or to be still in progress. To review this list, please visit the Chronology website.