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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…

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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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April 5, 2017

Housing Matters for Iowa’s Economy – a symposium

Polk County Housing Trust’s third annual housing symposium will focus on the critical role of affordable housing in our region’s economic development. Maya Brennan of the Urban Institute will share how these issues play out nationwide, and a panel of local experts will discuss how developers can collaborate with government and economic development officials for a stronger economy and more affordable housing here in Central Iowa.  The symposium will be held at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.  No cost…

Date:
April 5, 2017
Time:
8:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost:
Free
Venue:
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Address:
909 Robert D. Ray Drive
Des Moines, IA United States
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March 23, 2017

East Village Tour of New Projects

East Village is in the midst of a building boom.  Tour two recently-opened projects with their developers and fellow ULI Members.  The tour will convene at City Square, a full block redevelopment on Locust Street with a  Staybridge Suites hotel, apartments with a variety of unit types, and parking structure with rooftop amenities.  We will learn about the history of the project, tour the exterior, hotel lobby and amenities, one of the hotel rooms, a couple of the more unique…

Date:
March 23, 2017
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Venue:
City Square
Address:
210 E. Walnut St.
Des Moines, 50309 United States
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January 11, 2017

Building Health Corridors: Strategies for Transforming Urban and Suburban Arterials into Thriving Places- Simulcast

Outdated and automobile-oriented commercial corridors exist in nearly every community across the United States, creating adverse health and safety conditions for the people who live, work, and travel on these streets. Over a two-year period, the ULI Healthy Corridors project investigated best practices to reinvent these under-performing corridors in health-promoting ways. Four “demonstration corridors”—in Denver, Boise, Nashville, and Los Angeles—have engaged local partners in their community to work on the opportunities and challenges for specific corridors to become better places.…

Date:
January 11, 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Venue:
Greater Des Moines Partnership
Address:
700 Locust St., Ste 100
Des Moines, IA United States

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