2018 National Planning Conference

Mississippi Gulf Coast: Reimagined, Renewed, Reenergized

Monday, April 23, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. CDT

Location: Mobile Workshop Departure Area

CM | 5.50

Cost: $48.00

Activity Type: Mobile Workshops

Activity ID: NPC180025


  • How to leverage dollars and ideas effectively
  • How proactive planning significantly improved two communities
  • How to form community partnerships to effect positive change


Two of the many successes coming from the reimaging of the Mississippi Gulf Coast are the downtown districts in the cities of Biloxi and Gulfport. Both have succeeded in creating opportunity out of adversity, harnessing a combination of community support―along public and private resources―to reshape and reconstruct. Tour each city and learn how each has successfully approached its individual challenges, creating great places and an energized region in the process. Enjoy lunch at a local eatery and a sampling tour of a local brewery.

Mobile Workshop Guides

Leigh Jaunsen

Laurie Toups
Gulfport, MS

David Hardy

Kevin Coggin

Kelsey Johnson
Biloxi, MS

Edward H. Shambra, AICP
City of Biloxi
Biloxi, MS

Lindsay Ward
Gulfport, MS

Gregory Holmes
City of Gulfport
Gulfport, MS

Kelvin Jackson
Harrison County Planning
Gulfport, MS

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