The Tomorrow Plan Speaker Series

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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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Olivia Gude – Friday, June 21

“The power of public art to transform communities”

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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Katharine Burgess – Monday, August 12, 2019

“Harvesting the value of water”

Katharine Burgess is the Vice President of Urban Resilience at the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a global non-profit and membership organization committed to the responsible use of land. At ULI, Katharine leads research, advisory services, convenings and outreach related to urban resilience and was the primary author of Harvesting the Value of Water: Stormwater, Green Infrastructure and Real Estate. ULI’s urban resilience work addresses how buildings, communities and cities can be more prepared for the impacts of climate change.

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