Placemaking and Walkability

What role does walkability play in the vibrancy of a community? Join us as Jeff Speck, author and planner, reveals the invisible workings of the city, how simple decisions can have cascading effects, and how streets may actually matter more than the buildings along them.

The Greater Des Moines Partnership and Des Moines Area MPO are pleased to host this session as we work to advance the concepts within Capital Crossroads: A Vision Forward and The Tomorrow Plan.

Jeff Speck is an author and city planner who advocates fo smart growth and sustainable design. As the former director of design at the National Endowment for the Arts, he oversaw the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, where he worked with dozens of American mayors on their most pressing city planning challenges. He leads a design practice based in Washington, D.C.

Please register for this FREE event here.

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