2018 National Planning Conference

Community Planning On or Around Military Installations

Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 10:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. CDT

CM | 4.50

Cost: $60.00

Activity ID: NPC180006

Location: Mobile Workshop Departure Area

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  • How to establish long-term land-use compatibility between military installations and surrounding communities
  • Strategies to coordinate and integrate surrounding local jurisdictional growth policy plans with installations plans and military readiness
  • How to accommodate new growth and economic development, sustain economic vitality, and protect public health and safety, while protecting military operational missions


Explore master planning for Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans (NOLA) and its joint land-use plans with Plaquemines Parish. NOLA is located approximately seven miles southeast of downtown New Orleans and is home to crucial active-duty and reserve components of all branches of the military. Additionally, it provides a strategic location for emergency response near the Mississippi River delta and City of New Orleans. Learn how NOLA uses community land-use policies to balance its training and operational missions, while also serving as a good neighbor and economic driver in New Orleans.

Mobile Workshop Guides

Edwin Stringfield
NAVFAC Atlantic
Jacksonville, FL

Mitzi A. Crystal, AICP

Santa Rita, SR

Douglas T. Thompson
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, PWD New Orleans

Sarah Schneider, AICP
Indianapolis, IN