Smarter Niagara

Smarter Niagara is an initiative put forward by the 12 municipalities, NED, and many local committees, to create Smart Growth. Smart Growth is a means to make more sustainable development choices. This is to create vibrant urban centres, sustain a strong economy, ensure a healthy environment and combat
urban sprawl.

People of the Region understand the uniqueness of the environment that surrounds us. From the historical Welland canal, to the spectacular Niagara Escarpment, the people know we need to find a way to protect the environment. By creating Smarter Niagara, we can keep our environment from being overtaken by city centres while making the Niagara Region an enjoyable place to live, work and play.