The Plan for Opportunity helps guide sustainable development practices, sound decision-making and cost-effective strategies – both for individual communities and the region overall – to improve transportation, housing and employment options for all communities along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The goal is to enable better decision-making that will lower household costs, save money and improve return on investment from use of tax dollars. To understand the role of sustainability in planning for the future of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the plan covers six key areas including water, food, economic development and workforce, transportation and land use, housing, and resiliency. The plan focuses on solutions that will help grow the economy and improve our overall quality of life.
The Plan for Opportunity won the the City and Regional Planning Best Studio Project (2013) and the National Association Development Organization (NADO) Innovation Award (2014).