Urban Design Panel - Commission Representative


The Urban Design Panel (UDP) advises City Council and staff about development proposals or policies, including major development applications, rezoning applications, and other projects of public interest.

As well, the panel helps the Planning Department and City Council create urban design policy, including the design and interrelationship of all physical components of the City.
The panel reviews all civic building projects, including bridges, roads, parks, beautification projects, transit systems, civic buildings, and design competitions.
The UDP does not approve or refuse projects or make policy decisions.

The by-law governing the Urban Design Panel requires that one of the 13 members be a representative of the Vancouver City Planning Commission. The Commission invites its own members to express interest in the position and the selection is made by vote. As there is a significant time commitment, the Commission representative to the Urban Design Panel is usually excused from active participation in Commission initiatives and projects.

Appointments are for two-year terms, with no limit on the number of terms. The Panel meets bi-weekly on Wednesday afternoons. 


Urban Design Panel Information (City of Vancouver website)

Overview, Meetings, Minutes and Procedure

By-law No. 4722


Commission Representatives to the Urban Design Panel

Neal LaMontagne

Phil Mondor

Arno Matis

David Godin

Bob Ransford

Eileen Keenan

Marta Farevaag

Reena Lazar

Lance Berelowitz

Sean McEwen