Municipal Modernization

Municipalities are operating in a world which is changing at an unprecedented pace. Citizen expectations with respect to service levels continue to rise, areas of municipal responsibility are increasing, demographics are shifting, population in most regions is decreasing, infrastructure is aging, and there is competition for economic development.

Reports since 1947 have all indicated that the current way municipalities are operating independently is not going to work for future generations of Nova Scotians. How do we shift from managing decline to taking control of the situation, to be proactive, creative and collaborative? How does municipal government meet the new realities of the changing world around it?  These are the questions the Municipal Modernization Project is trying to answer.