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It's been quite some time since our last update, but we wanted to let you know the Greater Des Moines Partnership is hosting a CEOs For Cities Workshop June 26-28. You may remember Lee Fisher, who heads that organization, as one of our past event speakers!

Every city is at the 21st century crossroads: the direction they turn, the speed at which they travel, and the choices they make will be critical. We’ll explore how cities and regions seize unique opportunities and connect and collaborate across sectors, disciplines, generations, and borders to make...

fans of Jeff Speck's TED talk can hear him outline specific steps to making Des Moines a more walkable city on Wednesday at a free event downtown:

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How do we solve the problem of the suburbs? Urbanist Jeff Speck shows how we can free ourselves from dependence on the car -- which he calls "a gas-belching, time-wasting, life-threatening prosthetic device" -- by making our cities more walkable and more pleasant for more people.