- When: Monday, April 22, 2019
- 11:30 am. - Lunch
- 11:45 a.m. - Histroical preview
- 12 - 1 p.m. - Keynote with Adie Tomer
- 1 - 1:30 p.m. - Q & A with Adie Tomer
- Where: State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust St., Des Moines
RSVP online here. Please bring RSVP to event. Bag lunches from Cafe Baratta's available for purchase.
About Adie Tomer
If you want to know where economies will thrive in the future, look to the places where people want to spend time. One of the key physical underpinnings of these place-based economies — among parks and open spaces and a walkable street grid – is public transit.
This is a central message of Adie Tomer, a fellow at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program and the next speaker in the Tomorrow Plan Speaker Series. His talk is timely in Greater Des Moines, where cultivating a place people want to experience is a core strategy to grow the region’s population and cement its status as a global city.
“We used to build really big stuff – everything from the canals to the transcontinental railroads and the highways,” he says. “What are we building now? How can we make sure our transportation builds the kind of economy we want going forward?”
Tomer, who leads the Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative at the Brookings Institution, focuses his work 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.
About the Tomorrow Plan
The Tomorrow Plan Speaker Series is an implementation strategy of The Tomorrow Plan, a plan for the sustainable development of Greater Des Moines. For more information and RSVP, please visit the newly launched website, www.tomorrowplanspeakerseries.org/adie-tomer/.
Please refer all questions about this event to The Tomorrow Plan by calling 515-334-0075 or emailing. This event brought to you in partnership with the following organizations:
- Greater Des Moines Partnership
- Capital Crossroads
- Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
- Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
- Des Moines Street Collective
- The Des Moines Business Record
- CLE Productions
- American Planning Association Iowa Chapter (APA Iowa)