"Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air,over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." Genesis 1:26
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Gov. Haley Barbour: Two weeks following KatrinaEstablished the Mississippi Governor's Commission for Recovery, Rebuilding and Renewal to provide teams of planners and designers to work with communities along the coast in preparing rebuilding plans.
The Goal: Establish Regional Planning
Barbour called on the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), a group heavily involved with the United Nations and supportive of the policies of U.N. Agenda 21. For more information, visit their website at http://www.cnu.org:
BioCycle January 2012, Vol. 53, No. 1, p. 52
Integrating food systems into Gulf Coast sustainability plan was a novel idea because food was not a topic high up in the minds of the region’s leaders.
Jennifer Evans-Cowley and Angel Arroyo-Rodriguez
IN October 2010, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities awarded a $2 million Regional Sustainability Planning grant to the Constituency for a Sustainable Coast, a consortium of partners in the Mississippi Gulf Coast region. The grant is funding a collaborative planning project — the Plan for Opportunity — intended to guide the economic growth and development of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the region’s goals and strategies for achieving regional sustainability. An underlying strategy includes engaging with everyone from mayors to technical experts to everyday residents to get stakeholders talking to each other about shared interests and promoting collaboration.
Harrison County Presentation - Part 1 - by Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Harrison County Presentation - Part 2 - by Jennifer Evans-Cowley
Harrison County SmartCode
Since 1967 the staff of GRPC has been providing general planning support to the fourteen member jurisdictions through various projects, not limited to land use, mapping and comprehensive planning development. Additionally, GRPC serves as the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the urbanized areas of Gulfport-Biloxi and Pascagoula-Moss Point. Our transportation planning process has been certified by the Federal Highway Administration, which allows the GRPC to manage the Surface Transportation Program funds that are allocated to the urban areas.
The Community Development Division responds to the needs of Harrison, Hancock, Jackson Counties and their respective cities. Our goal is to provide community development planning assistance to local governments for improved community services, infrastructure, and quality of life by providing community and regional planning, grant writing and administration, and outreach/informational services.
Planning Services – The Commission’s community and regional planning provision of services includes technical and advisory services to counties and small cities with in the Gulf Regional Planning Commission jurisdiction. When advantageous to the locality, the Community Development Division teams with local, regional, and or national planning consultants to provide a comprehensive planning approach to address the local planning issues. Gulf Regional participated in the development of the following comprehensive planning projects.
NOTE: THIS HAS NOT YET BEEN ADDED TO THE REGIONAL GOVERNANCE MAP
A timeline of APA's ongoing response to the hurricane disasters.
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. Hurricanes Rita and Wilma followed. The nation watched as thousands of people fled their homes, huge sections of New Orleans disappeared under floodwaters, and deep-rooted social inequities were exposed. In the following months and years the American Planning Association and its members worked to help the displaced and to share the news that good planning could aid in the recovery and rebuilding. This timeline outlines the various responses of APA following the tragedy.
October 29, 2009
For many years rural homeowners have been regulated out of existence in the name of the environment. This is happening across the country and globe.
Project Start Date: January 2008 - Because Hurricane Katrina impacted the coastal region in a variety of ways, it is imperative that efforts to conduct both strategic and Smart Growth planning be increased and enhanced to ensure that the renewal and redevelopment efforts are conducted in such a way that the coastal region can rebuild in a manner that maximizes the potential for conservation and protection of the coast’s natural resources.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities (OSHC) announced last week that “the Gulf Regional Planning Commission’s application to the Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program has been selected for a grant award.” This is a new grant program and the selection process was quite competitive. A multidisciplinary review team, drawn from eight federal agencies and from partners in philanthropy reviewed 225 eligible grants. Ultimately, HUD is funding 45 regions with consortia supporting innovative regional planning and development in 27 different states.
The tenth annual Coastal Development Strategies (Smart Growth) Conference will be held May 12-13, 2009 at the IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi. Conference attendees will learn about possible solutions to build sustainable communities, spur economic development and improve the quality of life in southern Mississippi.
The conference is hosted by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR), Office of Coastal Management and Planning CRMP Program and conference partners the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce and Mississippi Gulf Coast Business Council.
CRMP is a program within the DMR. CRMP's mission is to develop a plan to sustain Mississippi’s coastal resources while providing a healthy economy in the region.
October 17, 2005 - Katrina had just devastated Mississippi's Gulf Coast and in Hattiesburg, we were still reeling from our own power outages and trying to cope with the losses. I was listening to a public radio station and I heard a live report from the Isle of Capri Casino, where Governor Haley Barbour had convened a team of over 200 architects and specialists from around the country to spend five days working with coast residents in planning how to rebuild the coast following the aftermath of the hurricane.
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WYAB-FM JacksonJennifer West, Chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party's Agenda 21 Committee with host Kim Wade on www.WYAB.comSeptember 9 - Agenda 2137 min commercials edited outSeptember 29 - Fed. Land Grab39 min commercials edited out
Friday, Sept 9 - Host Kheri Hines discusses Agenda 21 in a two hour broadcast. Guests include guests John Marler, Orlean Koehle and Michael Shaw. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN
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