Goal 1: Create a Compact Urban Areahttp://heimat-deutschland.info/metro2040/PublishingImages/bg7.jpg, Banner 1 http://heimat-deutschland.info/metro2040/PublishingImages/bg7.jpgGoal 1: Create a Compact Urban Area<div class="ExternalClass0E3A346B28194081877A091BB434FE2C"><p>As British Columbia’s largest and fastest growing metropolitan area, Metro 2040 helps direct growth so that our population is concentrated in a network of compact communities with access to a range of housing choices, employment, amenities and services. Compact, transit-oriented development patterns help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollution, and support both the efficient use of land and an efficient transportation network.</p></div>#999999rgba(71,152,180, 1)

The Goal

Make sure growth and development happens in the right places to use our limited land base efficiently while protecting important lands for future generations.

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How are we doing

Contain Development

Since 2011, ninety-nine percent of the region’s development occurred within the Urban Containment Boundary, helping to protect important lands and reduce utility costs.

Grow in the Right Places

Much of the region’s growth has occurred in Urban Centres and areas with transit services, creating complete communities and reducing transit infrastructure costs.

Protect Rural Landscapes

Minimal growth has occurred in the region’s rural areas, reducing utility expansion costs and reinforcing the Urban Containment Boundary.



Performance Data

 

 

PopulationPopulationin 2016http://heimat-deutschland.info/metro2040/urban-area/contain-development/regional-growth/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more2,512,000On trackresidents
EmploymentEmploymentin 2015http://heimat-deutschland.info/metro2040/urban-area/contain-development/regional-growth/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more1,266,600On trackjobs
HousingHousingin 2016http://heimat-deutschland.info/metro2040/urban-area/contain-development/regional-growth/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more970,000On trackdwelling units
Contain SprawlContain Sprawlis within Urban Containment Boundaryhttp://heimat-deutschland.info/metro2040/urban-area/contain-development/urban-containment/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more99%On trackof growth
Urban CentresUrban Centresin the region in 2015http://heimat-deutschland.info/metro2040/urban-area/grow/growth-ftda/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more26On trackUrban Centres
Frequent Transit Development Areas (FTDAs)Frequent Transit Development Areas (FTDAs)in the region 2015http://heimat-deutschland.info/metro2040/urban-area/grow/growth-ftda/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more13On trackFTDAs
Growth in Centres Growth in Centres was in Urban Centres in 2016http://heimat-deutschland.info/metro2040/urban-area/grow/growth-ftda/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more39%On trackof growth
Population in Centres & FTDAsPopulation in Centres & FTDAsin Urban Centres and FTDAs in 2011http://heimat-deutschland.info/metro2040/urban-area/grow/growth-ftda/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more488,125On trackresidents
Growth on Rural LandsGrowth on Rural Landsin Rural designation in 2015http://heimat-deutschland.info/metro2040/urban-area/protect-rural/rural-development/, Learn more0.6%On trackdwelling units
Housing on Rural LandsHousing on Rural Landsin Rural designation in 2015http://heimat-deutschland.info/metro2040/urban-area/protect-rural/rural-development/, Learn more6,065On trackdwelling units
Remaining Urban LandsRemaining Urban Landswere remaining Urban in 2015http://heimat-deutschland.info/metro2040/urban-area/contain-development/remaining-urban/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more11%On trackof lands
Remaining Urban AbsorbedRemaining Urban Absorbedof remaining urban lands have been absorbed since 2011http://heimat-deutschland.info/metro2040/urban-area/contain-development/remaining-urban/Pages/default.aspx, Learn more411On trackhectares