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Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (MNL) provides a united approach on issues affecting local governance for the 276 incorporated municipalities in Newfoundland and Labrador. MNL’s advocacy efforts focus on ensuring provincial policies and programs respect municipal authority, advancing the ambitions and goals of our member municipalities, and furthering the establishment of responsible government at the local level.


The Department of Municipal and Provincial Affairs strives to ensure that residents live in safe and sustainable communities and are served by open, effective and accountable local governments.


They work to support environmental protection and enhancement through implementing water resource and pollution prevention regulations and policies, and coordination of environmental impact assessments.


We work with many of the urban planners across the province. The Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Professional Planners (NLAPP) is the provincial membership body for professional planners.  NLAPP is a great resource when trying to understand development applications, the Urban and Rural Planning Act, or for new ideas on green infrastructure.

Executive Director: Michelle MacDonald

5707 St Peters Rd, PO Box 63, St Peters Bay, PE, C0A 2A0


Twitter: @NL_Planners

Action: Municipal Placemaking

Placemaking is an approach in municipal planning in which residents, business people, professionals, and municipal leaders work together to shape public spaces. More than just planning a town, Placemaking tries to bring together people of diverse backgrounds to improve a community's economic, cultural, social and ecological functions.  

What makes a space great? it may be different for everyone, and placemaking is about getting those different perspectives to create better communities. 

Check out the local resources below on placemaking in Newfoundland and Labrador

Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador

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Municipal and Provincial Affairs


Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Professional Planners (NLAPP)

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