Citywide Planning includes a broad range of planning services including:
- long-range (strategic) planning,
- focused issue planning projects and studies,
- and sustainability.
The cornerstone of Citywide Planning is the Comprehensive Plan (the Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: District Elements), which establishes official policy on how the District will grow and develop over the next 20 years. Citywide Planning also includes topical planning projects and studies such as housing, transportation, public facilities, parks and public space, jobs and the economy, and community health. OP is a key agency partner in the Sustainable DC Initiative, which aims to make the District more socially equitable, environmentally responsible and economically competitive.