Map of the Month: Integrating Land Use & Transportation Map of the Month: Integrating Land Use & Transportation <div class="ExternalClass7750385154C1471E8943156AC41E2418"><p>In 1968, our region's population was one million. It is now 2.4 million, and anticipated to grow to 3.4 million by 2040. Our regional growth strategy, <a href="/services/regional-planning/metro-vancouver-2040/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Metro 2040: Shaping Our Future</a>, and the Regional Transportation Strategy Framework, reflect visions of the past and set the stage for the future, marking almost 50 years of people working together to create our livable region. </p><p>Metro 2040 provides the vision for how our region can grow over the next 25 years. Maintaining the livability of our spectacular region is important to us all, and Metro Vancouver provides vital regional planning data and resources to our member municipalities, the real estate and development industries, and residents. </p><p>Metro Vancouver undertakes regional land use planning with 21 municipalities, one Treaty First Nation, one Electoral Area, adjacent regional districts, and <a href="" target="_blank">Translink</a>. The focus is to contain and structure the growth coming to our region, protect important lands, and ensure the efficient provision of infrastructure such as utilities, transit, and community amenities.</p></div>|#2873430e-0486-4243-a1ac-91845421275c;L0|#02873430e-0486-4243-a1ac-91845421275c|Issue 7;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass49DCA66E5BED4DD3A782FCEA9E514322"><p>​Metro Vancouver regularly issues <a href="/services/regional-planning/regional-planning-maps/map-of-the-month/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Maps of the Month</a> that convey information about specific regional growth and development issues. The most-recent map, <a href="/services/regional-planning/PlanningPublications/Four_Decades_of_Integrating_Land_Use_and_Transportation_in_MV.pdf" target="_blank">Four Decades of Integrating Land Use and Transportation in Metro Vancouver</a>, traces the history of how land use and transportation plans have evolved since 1968.</p></div>