We are driven to improve Louisiana one plan at a time. CPEX is committed to several key focus areas that are critical to the long-term growth and prosperity of our state.


SMART GROWTH

The principles of Smart Growth are the wellspring of great communities. Utilizing these guidelines provides communities with more choice and personal freedom, maximum return on public investment, greater opportunity for development and a thriving natural environment. Simply put, CPEX advocates for Smart Growth principles to ensure communities are attractive, convenient, safe and healthy for everyone.

The 10 Smart Growth Principles:

  • Mix land uses
  • Take advantage of compact building design
  • Create a range of housing opportunities and choices
  • Create walkable neighborhoods
  • Foster distinctive, attractive communities with a strong sense of place
  • Preserve open space, farmland, natural beauty, and critical environmental areas
  • Strengthen and direct development towards existing communities
  • Provide a variety of transportation choices
  • Make development decisions predictable, fair, and cost effective
  • Encourage community and stakeholder collaboration in development decisions  

COASTAL RESILIENCE

Our coast is in crisis. Every day we lose more land. And, the constant threat of natural and man-made disasters is driving more residents to move away — leaving behind critical industries, valuable homes, natural resources and a truly unique way of life. If nothing is done, an invaluable piece of Louisiana culture will be lost forever.

CPEX is working to make our coastal communities more resilient. Through our research and outreach, we provide resources like the Coastal Land Use Toolkit and the Best Practices Manual for Coastal Development to help coastal residents preserve their way of life and protect one of Louisiana's most vital natural resources.


COMPLETE STREETS

Our coast is in crisis. Every day we lose more land. And, the constant threat of natural and man-made disasters is driving more residents to move away — leaving behind critical industries, valuable homes, natural resources and a truly unique way of life. If nothing is done, an invaluable piece of Louisiana culture will be lost forever.

CPEX is working to make our coastal communities more resilient. Through our research and outreach, we provide resources like the Coastal Land Use Toolkit and the Best Practices Manual for Coastal Development to help coastal residents preserve their way of life and protect one of Louisiana's most vital natural resources.


CONNECTIVITY

Our coast is in crisis. Every day we lose more land. And, the constant threat of natural and man-made disasters is driving more residents to move away — leaving behind critical industries, valuable homes, natural resources and a truly unique way of life. If nothing is done, an invaluable piece of Louisiana culture will be lost forever.

CPEX is working to make our coastal communities more resilient. Through our research and outreach, we provide resources like the Coastal Land Use Toolkit and the Best Practices Manual for Coastal Development to help coastal residents preserve their way of life and protect one of Louisiana's most vital natural resources.


CULTURAL PLACEMAKING

Our coast is in crisis. Every day we lose more land. And, the constant threat of natural and man-made disasters is driving more residents to move away — leaving behind critical industries, valuable homes, natural resources and a truly unique way of life. If nothing is done, an invaluable piece of Louisiana culture will be lost forever.

CPEX is working to make our coastal communities more resilient. Through our research and outreach, we provide resources like the Coastal Land Use Toolkit and the Best Practices Manual for Coastal Development to help coastal residents preserve their way of life and protect one of Louisiana's most vital natural resources.


COMMUNITY VISIONING

Our coast is in crisis. Every day we lose more land. And, the constant threat of natural and man-made disasters is driving more residents to move away — leaving behind critical industries, valuable homes, natural resources and a truly unique way of life. If nothing is done, an invaluable piece of Louisiana culture will be lost forever.

CPEX is working to make our coastal communities more resilient. Through our research and outreach, we provide resources like the Coastal Land Use Toolkit and the Best Practices Manual for Coastal Development to help coastal residents preserve their way of life and protect one of Louisiana's most vital natural resources.


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Our coast is in crisis. Every day we lose more land. And, the constant threat of natural and man-made disasters is driving more residents to move away — leaving behind critical industries, valuable homes, natural resources and a truly unique way of life. If nothing is done, an invaluable piece of Louisiana culture will be lost forever.

CPEX is working to make our coastal communities more resilient. Through our research and outreach, we provide resources like the Coastal Land Use Toolkit and the Best Practices Manual for Coastal Development to help coastal residents preserve their way of life and protect one of Louisiana's most vital natural resources.