Already in 2004 the Evergreen group in its extensive “Results of a Nation-wide Survey” [Click on underlined part to see document] pointed out that in urban centres like Vancouver “population growth is outpacing the creation of new parks.”
Furthermore, they noted that cities like Vancouver “face limited acess to additional parkland because of high land values and built-up surrounding areas, or because of geographical limits to the city’s growth.”
After more than 10 years of population growth, we are now in much direr straights. Our city is being densified at a pace faster than ever without municipal or provincial measures to improve our green space-to-population ratio, our parkland standards, or our parkland dedication requirements. We are getting less -not more- green space at the neighbourhood level.