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Planning Studio earns Award of Excellence

Achieving and maintaining vibrant communities is a collaborative process that is never finished, but FBM and the Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities' work-to-date helping to foster Nova Scotian main streets has earned the 2021 Atlantic Planners Institute Planning Excellence Award.

The 'Nova Scotia Main Streets Initiative' is creating momentum and identifying opportunities for community-based approaches to improving Main Streets, as well as providing considerations for government strategies, programs, and policies.

The project was initiated by FBM's Planning Studio, the Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities Active Transportation Committee, and Bicycle Nova Scotia under the province's Connect2 grant program. The team will present the work at the API's virtual award ceremony in early December.

The Community Mainstreets Assessment Method and Conversation Guide can be viewed and downloaded here.