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The Planning and Development Advisory Council (PDAC) through the Office of Planning and Development (OPD) is requesting community feedback and suggestions to support next steps in the creation of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ Comprehensive Sustainable Development Plan (CSDP).

To learn more and view scoping documents please click here.

You can view the draft CSDP and support plans here. Please send your feedback to planning@opd.gov.mp for inclusion in the next CSDP update.

“Safe, Smart Growth” (SSG) is a set of development strategies that aim to ensure the growth of communities and infrastructure that are resilient to natural disasters with thriving economies and healthy environments. OPD is working with the Planning and Development Advisory Council to integrate these principles into comprehensive sustainable development planning.

You can read SSG Guidance HERE

OPD worked with the Department of Commerce and appointed commissioners to update the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) to highlight priority recovery needs after Super Typhoon Yutu.

READ THE 2019 CEDS UPDATE HERE

Highlights from the Natural Resources Taskforce – SER Presentation

July 27, 2021

In June 2021, representatives from the CNMI's Natural Resources Taskforce provided a "virtual tour" of ongoing conservation efforts. You can view the presentation here!

Final Draft Comprehensive Sustainable Development Plan Published – Public Comments Requested by July 22, 2021

June 9, 2021

Review and comment on the Revised Draft...

Review and comment on the Revised Draft CSDP – community review and comments are requested by July 22, 2021. Public Meetings will be held virtually and in-person on Tinian, Rota, and Saipan. Please check the OPD calendar for time, location, and registration details or RSVP to planning@opd.gov.mp with the subject line "Public Meetings" to learn more.

Reminder: Next PDAC Meeting 6/7 at 1pm

June 3, 2021

The next Planning and Development Advisory Council...

The next Planning and Development Advisory Council (PDAC) meeting will be held on June 7 at 1pm. The agenda is below for your reference. For more information or to RSVP to virtually attend, please email planning@opd.gov.mp.

Getting Things Done

CNMI Comprehensive Strategic Development Planning Process

The Office of Planning and Development is working to support an inclusive planning dialog at the island and village level throughout the CNMI. Learn more about the planning process

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Coming Events

Aug192:00 PM

Save the Date: Quarterly Complete Streets Working Group Meeting

The Complete Streets Working Group is working to incorporate walkability and health considerations into ongoing planning initiatives to improve safety…

Sep142:00 PM

Save The Date: Quarterly Marianas Mappers Meeting

The Mariana Mappers geographic information systems (GIS) group meets at least quarterly to share GIS-related updates and support ongoing capacity-building…

Oct261:30 PM

Save The Date: Quarterly Taskforces Meeting

The quarterly Taskforces Meeting includes updates from the Built Environment, Natural Resources, and Socio-Economic / Disaster Risk Reduction Planning Taskforces.…

Jan251:30 PM

Save The Date: Quarterly Taskforces Meeting

The quarterly Taskforces Meeting includes updates from the Built Environment, Natural Resources, and Socio-Economic / Disaster Risk Reduction Planning Taskforces.…

Apr261:30 PM

Save The Date: Quarterly Taskforces Meeting

The quarterly Taskforces Meeting includes updates from the Built Environment, Natural Resources, and Socio-Economic / Disaster Risk Reduction Planning Taskforces.…

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