The Kansas City region has a long history of working to build economic, social and environmental sustainability through leadership, planning and action. One of this plan’s principles is to build from success. A brief review of some of the regional sustainability initiatives provides an understanding of how proposed future endeavors may be informed by previous successes.
MetroGreen plan completed by Kansas State University and the Prairie Gateway Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects
Launched Creating Quality Places initiatives
The Smart Moves Regional Transit Plan adopted with updates in 2008 and 2017
Clean Air Action Plan completed with updates in 2011 and 2018
First Natural Resource Inventory created, with update in 2013
Regional Forestry Policy Framework created
Sustainable Solid Waste Management Plan created
Completed Transportation Outlook 2040, which includes adaptive sustainability, climate change and energy use strategies.
Launched Creating Sustainable Places
U.S. Department of Energy and the White House designate a Kansas City-area consortium as a Climate Action Champion
Adopted the Regional Climate Resilience Strategy
Green Infrastructure Framework adopted
Urban Heat Island Mitigation Assessment and Policy Development for the Kansas City Region” completed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and MARC