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

You can view the current 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

DPW Requesting Community Feedback for 20-year CNMI Highway Plan

December 2, 2021

The CNMI Department of Public Works is updating the Long-Range Twenty-Year Highway Master Plan, which was last revised in 2009. Community feedback is being requested NOW!

OPD Highlights SSG at World IUCN Conference

September 9, 2021

OPD sends a big MAHALO to Pacific...

OPD sends a big MAHALO to Pacific RISA for the opportunity to highlight how the Comprehensive Sustainable Development Plan (CSDP) is supporting Smart, Safe Growth (SSG) including climate-smart adaptation and mitigation planning efforts in the CNMI! Smart, Safe Growth is a set of principles that are guiding sustainable development planning and project implementation to support improved outcomes for people, prosperity, and our planet. You can view the presentation here.

Request for Proposals – Department of Public Works Planning, Road Conditions, and Flood Hazard Mapping Project

September 8, 2021

The Department of Public Works (DPW) are...

The Department of Public Works (DPW) are soliciting proposals to collect and develop geospatial information including attributes for road flooding and other hazards and identifying address coordinates for the islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Rota.

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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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Jan112:00 PM

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

Jan202:00 PM

Complete Streets Working Group Meeting

The Complete Streets Working Group is supporting the achievement of numerous long-term sustainable development goals through ongoing data collection and…

Jan311:30 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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Quarterly PDAC Meeting

The Planning and Development Advisory Council meets at least quarterly to support long-term sustainability planning and plan implementation. Please check…

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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