Research Note

I’m often asked about how the 22 local areas the city uses in its planning came about.

Here’s an interesting note fom the memorybc.ca website: “The United Community Services originated the Local Area Council approach to social planning in the City of Vancouver. The following year, the UCS and the City sought funding from the provincial government for a city Social Planning and Development Department which would encourage community residents to assume responsibility for improving the economic and social conditions of their neighbourhoods and assist in the establishment of community service teams. In 1969, both the UCS and the City of Vancouver recognized the existence of 21 local areas in the city”.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s