The Vancouver Planning Chronology timeline includes detailed information on individual entries up to 2011. Significant events and actions identified for the most recent five years receive a different treatment, reflecting the challenge of trying to identify a milestone without benefit of hindsight.

While the 20152016, 2017 and 2018 lists were created through expert workshops and public processes, the list of potential milestones for 2014 for the Vancouver Planning Chronology online timeline was generated by students in a dedicated course at UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, working with guidance from an advisory panel of external advisors.