Thrive MSP 2040

One Vision, One Metropolitan Region

Thrive MSP 2040 is the vision for our region over the next 30 years. It reflects our concerns and aspirations, anticipates future needs in the region, and addresses our responsibility to future generations. 

About Thrive MSP 2040

Under state law, the Council prepares a long-range plan for the Twin Cities region every 10 years. Thrive MSP 2040 sets the policy foundations for systems and policy plans developed by the Council: the Transportation Policy Plan, the Water Resources Policy Plan, the Regional Parks Policy Plan, and the Council’s first Housing Policy Plan update in nearly 30 years.

Thrive MSP 2040 was adopted by the Council on May 28, 2014. Download or view a copy of Thrive MSP 2040 (170 pages, pdf).

Thrive MSP 2040 addresses issues that transcend any one neighborhood, city, or county, as we build and maintain a thriving metropolitan region. Our region’s investments provide an important economic foundation so all residents of the region can prosper. Transportation, jobs, community development, affordable housing – these are the bricks-and-mortar basics that make other things possible.

Choice, Place and Opportunity: An Equity Assessment of the Twin Cities Region

Choice, Place and Opportunity examines where opportunities in the region are, which residents have access to those opportunities, and how future public investments - made the by the Council and other agencies - can assure equitable access to opportunity for all residents of the region. Recommendations outlined in the assessment influences Thrive MSP 2040, which identified "equity" as one of five outcomes of the regional planning process over the next decade. 

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