Natural Systems

Strategic Regional Issue #12 –  Coordination

Strategic Regional Issue #12 – Coordination

There is little coordination among natural systems planning, land use planning, transportation planning, public facilities planning and other types of planning.


12.L.  Each local government should have an up-to-date comprehensive plan that links natural systems, recreation, public facilities, public health, land use, transportation, economic development, housing, intergovernmental coordination and capital budgeting.

Policy Recommendations

12.L.1.  OKI will maintain the Elements of an Effective Local Comprehensive Plan, a model to link transportation, land use, economic development, public facilities, public health, housing, natural systems, recreation, intergovernmental coordination and capital improvements for use by local governments in the region. Local government comprehensive plans should be consistent, as appropriate, with the OKI Elements of an Effective Local Comprehensive Plan, and OKI will provide information and technical assistance to local governments for this purpose. (same as 1.A.1)

12.L.2.  Local governments should enable the use of environmentally sensitive building practices to integrate growth with protection of the region’s natural systems.

12.L.3.  OKI will develop regional green infrastructure strategies by working with local governments, agencies and institutions, the private sector,  conservation districts, state agencies, and non-profit interest groups.