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May 23, 2018

Going Beyond “It’ll Do” Development

Every day, cities have the opportunity to make choices regarding new development in their community. Quality development and investments in infrastructure can strengthen the economic and social fabric of a city by building neighborhoods that are rich in identity, and commercial areas that are attractive, sustainable, and focus on building community wealth. Cedar Rapids is pursuing new changes to its current zoning code – changes that will challenge and inspire new development to rise above the norm and help the…

Date:
May 23, 2018
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Venue:
Cedar Rapids Public Library ∙ Whipple Auditorium
Address:
450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
May 18, 2018

Downtown DSM Multi-Family Development Biking Tour

May 14-18th is Bike to work week! ULI Iowa, in collaboration with IAWIA and CREW Iowa are sponsoring a bike tour of Downtown Des Moines. Whether you bring your own bike or use one of the provided B-Cycles – you’ll get the opportunity to tour 6 of downtown Des Moines’ newest developments. The tour will end at Peace Tree Brewing Company for drinks, appetizers, and networking. 1:00 Start at the Tea Room and tour the Wilkins Building (8th and Walnut). …

April 20, 2018

Yes in My Backyard, How States and Cities Can Find Common Ground in Expanding Housing Choices and Opportunities

Rising housing costs are creating hardships for millions of households and taking a toll on economic growth and productivity. One major reason for the worsening housing affordability problem is that we are simply not building enough housing as a nation, especially in the job-rich regions where housing demand is greatest. Local zoning and land use regulations, and the related development review processes, make it increasingly difficult to build new housing in many communities, leading to inadequate housing supply and higher…

Date:
April 20, 2018
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
$15
Venue:
Greater Des Moines Partnership
Address:
700 Locust St., Ste 100
Des Moines, IA United States

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April 13, 2018

Urban Design: Addressing Transportation Needs in 2018

Join us for a luncheon panel discussion addressing transportation needs in the 21st century. The panel format will allow attendees to ask questions and hear perspectives from community and transportation planners from across the Midwest:  Brandon Whyte – Multimodal Transportation Planner, Corridor MPO Wes Minder- Innovation Engineer, City of Kansas City  Kelsey Fogt – Associate Transportation Planner, City of Minneapolis  Jeff Wiggins – Active Transportation Planner, City of Des Moines

Date:
April 13, 2018
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
$20
Venue:
Greater Des Moines Partnership
Address:
700 Locust St., Ste 100
Des Moines, IA United States

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April 10, 2018

Jason Roberts: “Build A Better Block”

Improving your town or city doesn’t have to be a daunting task that’s left to experts. There are small, simple changes that everyone can make to create dramatic ripple effects throughout the city. Better Block Project founder Jason Roberts isn’t so much a city planner as a city “doer.” He’ll discuss his innovative approach to building communities by installing temporary pop-up improvements to help people visualize a better block for the future — and shift plans into tangible results. A…

Date:
April 10, 2018
Time:
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Venue:
State Historical Building
Address:
600 E. Locust St.
Des Moines, 50309 United States

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October 27, 2017

DOWNTOWN DES MOINES DEVELOPMENT B-CYCLE TOURS (AM/PM)

With over 3,000 housing units new and in the pipeline, downtown Des Moines has experienced unprecedented residential growth. Meanwhile, the B-Cycle network has expanded with more bikes and new stations. Join ULI Iowa on Friday, October 27 for a B-Cycle tour to see where some of downtown’s newest residents are living. Housing projects on the morning tour include: Nexus/the Edge, Eagle View Lofts, 219 E. Grand, and the Bridge District. The afternoon tour includes visits to: the Wilkins Building, Confluence…

Date:
October 27, 2017
Time:
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
October 17, 2017

Parkability: The Price and Politics of Parking

Set the right price for curb parking. Return parking revenue to pay for local public services. Remove minimum parking requirements. These are the three basic policies recommended by professor and author Don Shoup in his authoritative book on parking policy in U.S. cities, “The High Cost of Free Parking,” and the next speaker in The Tomorrow Plan Speaker Series. His talk – “Parkability: The Price and Politics of Parking” – will be at 12 p.m. Tuesday, October 17, at the…

Date:
October 17, 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue:
State Historical Building
Address:
600 E. Locust St.
Des Moines, 50309 United States
September 27, 2017

Downtown Des Moines Retail Assessment

Downtown Des Moines has seen tremendous growth and revitalization over the last few  years. A key next step in continuing this momentum is outlining opportunity for retail in Downtown Des Moines. As such, The Partnership’s Downtown Community Alliance has been working with Maureen McAvey, former Senior Fellow for Retail with Urban Land Institute (ULI), to discuss and highlight how to build on Downtown assets, as well as identify challenges to Downtown Retail and strategies to consider moving forward. No cost…

Date:
September 27, 2017
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Venue:
SQ1 Office Atrium
Address:
321 E. Walnut St., Ste 140
Des Moines, IA 50309, IA 50309 United States
September 1, 2017

Build Outside the Box

Pioneering developers are risk takers. Across Iowa, cities are vying for competitive projects that are meeting shifting market demands. The City of Cedar Rapids and Urban Land Institute Iowa invite you to hear Iowa experts share their success on projects that push the envelope. Please join us for a special Q & A to hear their stories of risk and reward. Topics to include: * How these development projects met shifting market demands in Iowa * The benefits and challenges of…

Date:
September 1, 2017
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Venue:
Cedar Rapids Public Library ∙ Whipple Auditorium
Address:
450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 United States
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August 24, 2017

Downtown Omaha Development Tour

Some exciting developments are underway in Downtown Omaha. Join us for a trolley tour of the Arts and Trade District, Missouri Riverfront, The Breakers, and the Capitol District. The event will begin and end at Blatt Beer and Table in North Downtown. Following the tour, please stick around for food, drink and networking along with brief remarks from Urban Land Institute Iowa. View tour map here.  View tour site descriptions here.

Date:
August 24, 2017
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
$15

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