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Executive Summary

This document not only summarizes The Tomorrow Plan’s highlights, it also outlines the top action steps we’ll take over the next 1 to 2 years so all of the regional initiatives launch and the goals get well underway. This piece also highlights partners to lead or serve as catalysts for progress.

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Let’s Make Greater Des Moines Even Better Together

The Tomorrow Plan is a regional planning effort focused on the sustainable development of Greater Des Moines. It will involve residents and local leaders in identifying visions and aspirations for the region, exploring potential scenarios for its future, and setting a preferred direction for sustainable future development. The Project Launch Open House held in September 2011 drew over 300 people to learn about the planning process and basic elements of The Tomorrow Plan.

The Tomorrow Plan Exchange (TPX) is a community forum for discussing topics related to the plan. Every Wednesday, guest authors will introduce a train of thought related to sustainability, regionalism, or Greater Des Moines. It's up to you to take it from there!

Community Building: Transforming Our Neighborhoods

There’s no doubt Des Moines is getting a lot of attention lately and seeing physical improvements on almost every street downtown. Alongside several different initiatives taken by groups in the community like The Tomorrow Plan, our company is eager to … Continue reading

FoodCorps in Des Moines

On a beautiful day in May, Alayna Schutte starts out teaching Pick a Better Snack lessons featuring local asparagus to third-graders at Carver and Moulton Elementary Schools. Next, she engages Moulton students at recess in watering the baby seedlings of … Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Housing

Why do you live where you do? Did you fall in love with the neighborhood? Do you want your kids to attend the local schools? Is it close to your job, your friends, or your favorite restaurant? Is it the … Continue reading

Market Day Returns to Des Moines May 24th

Market Day – Des Moines’ best craft show – begins its 6th season on Memorial Day weekend. Market Day brings 50 vendors to downtown Des Moines to sell their crafts, art, and vintage wares. We celebrate local handmade goods and … Continue reading