MARC Board approves Sustainable Places Policy Committee
The Sustainable Places Policy Committee (SPPC) was formed in Spring 2015 to follow up on the Creating Sustainable Places initiative which ran from 2011-2013. The SPPC provides leadership and policy advice to MARC’s Board of Directors in regional sustainable development. Under the guidance of the SPPC, MARC works with local communities to update and implement land-use strategies that support transportation, equity, environment and conservation principles.
The SPPC strives to integrate transportation, environment, housing, public health, economic development and other plans and policies in support of regional and local land use plans and objectives.
Coordinating emergency response plans
Under the guidance of the Regional Homeland Security Coordinating Committee, local governments and emergency service agencies have collaborated on a broad range of plans
that identify risks to the Kansas City region and offer guidelines for preparation, mitigation, response and recovery. When a disaster exceeds the capabilities or boundaries of a single jurisdiction, these plans will serve as a supplement to local emergency operations plans.
Updated land-cover data available
The new Natural Resources Inventory will help local governments conserve green infrastructure, and is intended to provide a framework for environmental planning at local and regional levels. The new data will help communities proactively conserve or restore natural resources during the development process. All new GIS data is available to MARC partners at no cost. More information»