The Tomorrow Plan Speaker Series

IDEAS > INSIGHTS > INSPIRATION

The Tomorrow Plan Speaker Series hosts national thought-leaders who share ideas, insights, and inspiration with regional influencers to advance the sustainable development of Greater Des Moines.

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Adie Tomer – Monday, April 22, 2019

“Transit is key underpinning of place-based economies”

Adie Tomer is a fellow at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program and leads the Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative. His work focuses on metropolitan infrastructure usage patterns, including personal and freight transportation, and the intersections between infrastructure and technological development. Prior to his work at Brookings, Adie was a Senior Analyst at the New York County District Attorney’s Office where he advised senior executives on policy-relevant matters. He holds a master’s in Public Policy from American University and a B.A. from the University of Florida.

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Olivia Gude – Friday, June 21

“Transforming communities through public art”

Olivia Gude teaches about art education for schools and communities at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Come here her discuss how intergenerational public art projects can create vibrant public spaces that inform and transform community life.

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