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March 6, 2019

ULI Iowa 2019 Mentor Program

The ULI Iowa Young Leaders are excited to kick off a new mentorship program that will give young professionals the opportunity to learn from and network with a diverse group of industry experts.  A one on one pairing with a seasoned professional will allow you to expand your knowledge in an industry of your choice as well as network with your peers. Please respond to  ULI.Iowa.YL@gmail.com with your interest or any questions by March 6th!

Date:
March 6, 2019
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
February 28, 2019

Des Moines’ Neighborhood Revitalization Plan

The City of Des Moines has had a Neighborhood Revitalization Planning Program since the early 1990s. In 2005, the first 15 years of progress were evaluated and adjustments were recommended to the city’s revitalization programming. The core of those recommendations was that inclusiveness in planning matters; it is imperative to engage residents in planning and decisions about how public funds are invested in neighborhoods must be made following citizen engagement at the neighborhood level. By 2017, Des Moines decided it…

Date:
February 28, 2019
Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Venue:
Des Moines Area MPO
Address:
420 Watson Powell Jr. Way, Ste 200
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
Organizer:
Meg Schneider
Phone:
515-286-4950

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January 31, 2019

Des Moines’ Market District Plan, An Area in Transition

Known as the Market District of the East Village, this area of downtown Des Moines has a fascinating history of primarily industrial and municipal government uses, yet the current wave of new investment in the area is changing this neighborhood. A 2018 master planning effort explores what the Market District could be, mixing land uses among residential, commercial, retail, recreational, and civic uses, while emphasizing improved mobility for pedestrians, bikes, and vehicles.  The City of Des Moines has a unique…

Date:
January 31, 2019
Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Venue:
Des Moines Area MPO
Address:
420 Watson Powell Jr. Way, Ste 200
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States

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November 29, 2018

Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019

What are the key emerging trends that will shape the real estate market in 2019 and beyond? What do industry leaders say about the outlook for U.S. Real Estate property sectors, metro areas, finance and capital markets, and other real estate issues? Emerging Trends in Real Estate, a joint project between PricewaterhouseCoopers and Urban Land Institute now in its 40th year, is based on insights from hundreds of industry leaders and is the more highly regarded and widely read forecast…

Date:
November 29, 2018
Time:
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Cost:
$20
Venue:
Greater Des Moines Partnership
Address:
700 Locust St., Ste 100
Des Moines, IA United States

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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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4/19/2018
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