SCORP Survey

The Statewide Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) is extremely important because it allows Mississippi to be eligible to receive federal funding for improvements and additions to public recreational facilities.

Part of the SCORP update includes public input; therefore a public survey has been produced in an attempt to reach as many Mississippi residents as possible. The survey is intended for respondents to share observations concerning recreational facilities and activities. Results of the survey will be published in the 2019-2024 MS SCORP report.

Take the survey here.


On Friday, September 21st the City of Jackson Department of Planning and Development will be hosting its first PARK(ing) Day event from 12pm-10pm. PARK(ing) Day is an annual event that encourages community members, businesses, students, and designers to transform metered parking spaces into temporary parklets. Parklets are a sidewalk extension that provides more space and amenities for people using the street. Usually parklets are installed on parking lanes and use several parking spaces. The City of Jackson will be designing its first parklet downtown on Congress St. between Amite St. and Capitol St. The mission of our PARK(ing) Day event is to call attention to the need for more public space to generate critical discussion around human scale development and policy.

For more information about the event check our Facebook link for updates:


Please make plans now to attend the 2019 TSC in Huntsville, Alabama, April 4-6.  The conference will be held at the Von Braun Center in downtown Huntsville.  The theme for the conference will be “Creating Resilient Solutions”.

More information soon.  In the meantime visit twinstatesconference.com or call Jana Hoops, Conference Coordinator, at 601-624-8740.

We look forward to seeing you there.


In recent years, ASLA achieved some critical legislative successes including working to successfully stave off state attacks on licensure, to pass legislation to support the National Park Service, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, active transportation programs, and more.  Even as advocacy continues for these and other issues, the results of this survey will begin to determine which federal advocacy issues will be a priority for the Society in the upcoming 116th Congress in 2019-2020 and will help shape your local chapter’s upcoming advocacy efforts.

Please take a moment to complete the ASLA Federal and State Legislative Priorities Survey to tell us about issues that are important to you and continue to share it with your Chapter members. Please complete your survey by May 15.

Take this opportunity to shape ASLA’s future political landscape.

If you missed the online registration deadline it is still not too late to attend.  Join us this Thursday -Saturday, March 8-10 at the new Westin Jackson Hotel, earn up to 11 CEU’s and interact with nationally known landscape architects and others.  We hope to see you there!


The City of Jackson is seeking design submissions from the public for a Unified Signage Design Competition. Designs are needed for five sign types indicating design specifications. First, second, and third place cash prizes will be selected. Top designs may be selected as the design scheme for the City of Jackson. One (1) original submission with the electronic copy in PDF format on a Microsoft Window compatible CD or portable device must be received no later than 3:30 P.M. (CT), on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the City Clerk’s Office, 219 S. President Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39201. Mailed submissions should be addressed to the Office of the City Clerk, P.O. Box 17, Jackson, MS 39204-0017. Packets should be sealed and clearly marked “Unified Signage Design Competition for Jackson, Mississippi”.
For more information please see the attached file or contact Biqi Zhao at  the
number below.
Biqi Zhao, AICP
Long Range Planning
Department of Planning and Development
City of Jackson

This SMART LANDSCAPES workshop is a one-day training workshop by seven knowledgeable MSU experts on how to have the smartest landscape on your block. Please see the Smart Landscapes Jan 26 Event Brochure for more information.