A draft of Metro 2050, the update to the regional growth strategy, is now available for comment.
The draft keeps the structure and fundamental policy tools of Metro 2040 while extending the growth projections out to the year 2050, aligning with Transport 2050, TransLink’s new regional transportation strategy, and incorporating the lessons learned from 10 years of implementing Metro 2040.
In particular, there is new and amended policy content related to the critical issues of housing affordability, climate action and regional resilience, and an increased focus on social equity outcomes and working towards reconciliation. Metro 2050 has been under development for more than two years, is based on MVRD Board-approved recommendations from the 11 themed Metro 2040 policy reviews, and has been shaped by input from member jurisdictions, provincial ministries, regional stakeholders, First Nations, members of the public, and guided by the Regional Planning Committee and MVRD Board.
More information about the development of Metro 2050 and the associated background materials can be found on the Metro Vancouver website. Organizations and residents in the region are invited to review the draft strategy and share their thoughts until Nov. 26. Please contact Metro Vancouver staff at email@example.com with any questions.