2050 Plan background
NIRPC is underway with the development of the next long-range plan to 2050 for Lake, LaPorte, and Porter Counties. The 2050 Plan will build on the successes of the award-winning 2040 Plan which was the first comprehensive regional plan for our three-county region. The 2050 Plan will also take that bold approach by planning at the center of the linkages between transportation, the environment, land use, and economic development.
The 2050 Plan will utilize updated scenario planning methods that will allow our regional leaders to contend with the uncertainty the future has in store. The scenario planning process asks us to consider different possible futures that Northwestern Indiana may experience over the next thirty years. By imagining different futures, we avoid the mistake of “picking a future” we hope to have, and possibly watching an unimagined future come to pass with the wrong suite of strategies and investments to address it. Instead, by considering multiple future scenarios, our region can try and identify investments and strategies that will have a positive impact in any of the scenarios.
Take the 2050 Plan Survey on Regional Vision + Needs HERE (NOTE: the survey will close on June 3rd)
Last modified: May 24, 2018