Social and cultural impact assessment for the Broadway Plan

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Mural on the side of the Native Education College by Jerry Whitehead, Sharifah Marsden, and Corey Bulpit (Photo Credit: Native Education College)

The Broadway Plan social and cultural survey is now closed.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to share their thoughts and experiences with us.


The City recognizes that a project as big as the Broadway Plan will likely have some impacts on the area and to help us identify and learn from these we will be undertaking a study linked to this work. The Social and Cultural Integrated Impact Assessment Study (SCIIA) is a project with objectives to better understand the impacts that land use change may have on the people, places and sites in the Broadway Plan area

The Broadway Plan social and cultural survey is now closed.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to share their thoughts and experiences with us.


The City recognizes that a project as big as the Broadway Plan will likely have some impacts on the area and to help us identify and learn from these we will be undertaking a study linked to this work. The Social and Cultural Integrated Impact Assessment Study (SCIIA) is a project with objectives to better understand the impacts that land use change may have on the people, places and sites in the Broadway Plan area.


The purpose of the study is to:

  • Identify physical and non-physical social and cultural assets in the area
  • Better understand the importance of these assets to quality of life
  • Examine related land use issues including gaps in our existing network, challenges to preservation of social serving spaces, including; arts and cultural spaces and their uses, housing, businesses, and other community-serving uses
  • Provide recommendations to inform land use policy, minimize negative impacts and maximize positive opportunities for change.

This study will be grounded in local knowledge, particularly the knowledge and experiences of historically and systematically marginalized communities.

Broadway Plan social and cultural survey

What impacts and opportunities does the Broadway Area Plan have for the social and cultural life of the area?

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback as part of the Broadway Plan social and cultural survey.

This survey is about the Broadway Plan and the changes that it will bring to the neighbourhoods in the Broadway Plan Area (Kitsilano, Fairview, Mount Pleasant, and False Creek Flats). We are particularly interested in learning about impacts on arts, culture, and social organizations and people who have not been involved in official City planning processes.

What is the Broadway Plan?

The Broadway Plan is a new 30-year community plan that is currently being developed by the City. The plan includes the area from Clark Drive to Vine Street, and 1st Avenue to 16th Avenue, and will focus on opportunities to integrate new housing, jobs, and amenities around the new Broadway Subway. We want to learn about the impacts on you, or on your organization and its work.

Learn more about the Broadway plan


What is the purpose of this survey?

The purpose of the survey is to better understand how people and places within these neighbourhoods may be impacted by land use changes brought about by the Broadway Plan, specifically impacts on social and cultural spaces and places.

This survey is part of a broader study – the Social and Cultural Integrated Impact Assessment – which the City is undertaking to evaluate the potential impacts of the Broadway Plan. By participating in this survey, you can help to inform land use policy, minimize negative impacts, and maximize positive opportunities for change based on community-held values and the places that are important to you and/or your organization.

For more information about the Impact Assessment study, contact broadwayplan@vancouver.ca.

How your feedback will be used

Feedback from this survey will be directly reflected in recommendations developed to inform the Broadway Plan. These recommendations will inform refined directions of the draft Broadway Plan, which will be available for public review and further feedback in summer 2021.