UBC’s Strategic Plan: Shaping UBC's Next Century, together with the Vancouver Campus Plan, UBC Land Use Plan, and Public Realm Plan guide the physical planning of UBC Vancouver provide the foundation for developing and evaluating proposed physical changes, and help shape the University’s form, character, and landscape.
UBC’s Development and Building Regulations provide a municipal-like regulatory structure for the development of institutional and non-institutional lands at UBC Vancouver. The UBC Development Handbook establishes regulations that support the UBC Vancouver Campus’ Neighbourhood Plans by balancing public objectives and development interests.
For consultants who provide development services to UBC, the UBC Technical Guidelines serve as an official guide.
UBC also has the Residential Environmental Assessment Program (REAP) which is a mandatory green building rating system for residential developments at UBC, and the UBC District Energy Compatibility Guide describing neighbourhood district energy requirements.