Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Greater Vancouver Regional District The Livable Region Strategic Plan An integrated regional approach to land-use and transportation planning.

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Greater Vancouver Regional District The Livable Region Strategic Plan An integrated regional approach to land-use and transportation planning."— Presentation transcript:

1 Greater Vancouver Regional District The Livable Region Strategic Plan An integrated regional approach to land-use and transportation planning

2

3 The Need for a Regional Growth Strategy Unmanaged growth – sprawl Declining environmental quality Lack of coordination between municipalities

4 Creating Our Future Vision “Greater Vancouver can become the first urban region in the world to combine in one place the things to which humanity aspires on a global basis: a place where human activities enhance rather than degrade the natural environment, where the quality of the built environment approaches that of the natural setting, where the diversity of origins and religions is a source of strength rather than strife, where people control the destiny of their community, and where the basics of food, clothing, shelter, security and useful activity are accessible to all.”

5 Livable Region Strategic Plan Key Strategies Protect the Green Zone Build more complete communities Achieve a compact metropolitan region Increase transportation choice

6 INTEGRATED APPROACH TO REGIONAL GROWTH MANAGEMENT INTEGRATED APPROACH TO REGIONAL GROWTH MANAGEMENT Air Quality Land Use Trans - portation

7 Protect the Green Zone Designate and protect some areas of the region from urban development Farmland, parks, and sensitive areas, such as watersheds, bogs, streams, greenways Develop a parks and outdoor recreation system

8

9

10

11

12

13 Build More Complete Communities A better balance of jobs and labour force location throughout the region Network of major centres linked by high- capacity public transit Diverse and interesting urban environments for work, living, play

14

15

16 Centres integrate living, working and playing

17 Achieve a Compact Metropolitan Area Accept two-thirds of growth in population and jobs in a designated Growth Concentration Area Efficient support for public transit and other major service investments

18

19 Greater Vancouver Residential Development, 1981

20 Greater Vancouver Residential Development, 2001

21 Burrard Peninsula NortheastSector North Surrey North Delta

22

23 Manage growth Manage transportation demand Provide transportation supply to reinforce the first two levers Increase Transportation Choice

24

25

26

27 Monitoring and Results: Annual monitoring indicates Plan is generally effective Two-thirds region within the Green Zone; protected areas increased by 60,000 ha Substantial development of town centres; 70% new housing is multi-family 70% new growth within growth concentration area Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority established. Increased transit use in town centres

28 Challenges: Town centres only moderately successful in attracting jobs, result is dispersal to office parks Existing development pattern difficult to serve with transportation and utilities in areas Managing the edge and the interior of the Green Zone Greenhouse gas emissions increasing Social and economic aspects need to be addressed

29 Livable Region Strategic Plan Review Formal review of LRSP required every 5 years Guided by the Sustainable Region Initiative Completion anticipated

30 Thank you


Download ppt "Greater Vancouver Regional District The Livable Region Strategic Plan An integrated regional approach to land-use and transportation planning."

Similar presentations


Ads by Google