Our regional growth strategy, Metro 2040: Shaping Our Future, is the collective vision for how our region will grow over the next 25 years. As we implement the plan, it’s important to consider who will make up the bulk of our workforce in the coming years, and their living and travel preferences.
In the next 25 years, our region is expected to grow by one million people and 500,000 new jobs.
Metro Vancouver’s role as a regional partnership of 21 municipalities, one treaty First Nation, and one Electoral Area is to ensure that this growth sustains and enhances a livable region. Our regional growth strategy, Metro Vancouver 2040: Shaping Our Future, plans for a livable region by connecting people to jobs, ensuring access to a wide range of amenities and services, and supporting a sustainable transportation system.Continue reading →
In this episode, see the special event commemorating a $2.8 million bequest from a parks enthusiast, join high school students learning about eco-friendly employment opportunities, and discover how a firehall in Maple Ridge attained LEED gold certification.
Fighting fires might take a lot of water, but this Maple Ridge fire hall certainly doesn’t! See how the newly rebuilt hall, along with the Maple Ridge SPCA, uses a variety of innovations to keep water and energy use as low as possible, without sacrificing functionality.
Personal prosperity and a commitment to sustainability aren’t merely compatible. In fact, taking an eco-friendly approach to employment offers very real prospects for job seekers. Learn why students from across Metro Vancouver spent their Saturday exploring the opportunities available in the green economy.
On February 6th, 2015, Metro Vancouver announced a significant financial bequest from the estate of a Metro Vancouver resident, earmarked to support the Regional Parks system. Find out who made this generous donation and how it will be spent.
Because the Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant is higher in elevation than the Capilano Reservoir, pressure is created when treated water is returned to the Capilano pump station for distribution. A turbine in the Capilano energy recovery facility will generate electricity from the excess pressure once the new tunnels connecting the Capilano reservoir and the Seymour water filtration system are fully tested and operational. See how crews tackled the tricky business of moving this large turbine into its permanent home.
Enjoy the view from behind the handlebars for this pedal-powered journey through the Mission waterfront and along the banks of the Fraser River, produced for Experience The Fraser. Notable landmarks include the sturgeon public art, Mission Waterfront Demonstration Project, and the Harbour River Interpretive Centre.