Urban Strategies was retained to undertake an Urban Structure Study for Niagara Region to explore how a new Regional Urban Structure could guide economic development, job creation, and growth management. Recognizing that urban areas are key drivers of growth and prosperity, the Urban Structure Study assessed which areas have the greatest potential to foster near-term growth and economic development, leverage regional assets and opportunities, contribute to Niagara’s competitiveness within the Greater Golden Horseshoe, and position Niagara globally. The Regional Urban Structure Strategy represents a new approach to planning that responds the the Region’s changing context and best captures and positions the potential of its regional assets. The result was the identification of a hierarchy and complete assessment of key centres and corridors across the region and their comparative potential to drive Niagara’s regional economy.
Urban Strategies is providing urban planning expertise related to master planning, policy, and the regulatory framework.