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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!

Impact Downtown

The remarkable changes that have occurred in downtown Des Moines over the past two decades have thrust Des Moines into the spotlight and onto the top of a number of high profile “best of” lists. The recent renewal of downtown … Continue reading

Revitalizing Our Neighborhoods, One Artist at a Time

In Des Moines, mentioning painting a home’s brick exterior or shunning Hosta plants is like saying you too have thought about vandalizing the butter cow. Expect double takes, sideways glances, and dead end conversations. Threaten to paint a “Beaverdale Brick,” … Continue reading

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