Welcome to the Urban Futures Survey Website

Download the Technical Report

The Technical Report for the Greater Vancouver Urban Futures Survey 2012 has been released. Download the report HERE (pdf – 3.6MB).

Welcome to the 2012 Metro Vancouver Urban Futures Survey

This survey is designed to measure the importance of a number of issues for residents across the Lower Mainland.

This is the third version of the survey, first undertaken in 1973 and again in 1990. The past surveys informed the creation of the Livable Region Plan and the Choosing our Future program. Together, these initiatives helped shape the metro region we see today. We need your help to shape the Metro Vancouver of tomorrow.

The present survey will allow communities across the region to forecast and anticipate the needs and desires of the Lower Mainland’s 2.1 million residents. The survey will be instrumental in meeting the long-term social and economic goals of the region.

The 2012 Urban Futures Survey is being conducted with the sponsorship of the non-profit Lambda Alpha International—the Society of Urban Land Economists—with the support of the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia, the City of Vancouver, the City of Surrey, the City of North Vancouver, Translink, and Vancity.

Want to know more about the Urban Futures Survey? Find out more at PlaceSpeak.

Stay Connected

TwitterCheck out the #taketheUFS hashtag and follow @PlaceSpeak on twitter

Facebook We also have a Facebook group you can join.

Please send any questions, comments or suggestions to [email protected]

What is PlaceSpeak?

The survey is being conducted online, using PlaceSpeak, a new location-based public consultation platform. Our mission is to promote authentic meaningful dialogue on local issues. This innovative online technology will give access to a much larger group of household respondents than previously, with greater speed and at a lower cost. It can be completed in the time it takes to have your morning coffee.

PlaceSpeak isn’t just for the Urban Futures Survey, but can help connect you to things happening in your neighbourhood.

Claim your place. Speak your mind. Influence the outcome.