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RDG Planning and Design – 2018 Design Residency

October 24, 2018 - October 25, 2018

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23 – 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Welcome Ceremony

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 – 8:00 am – 9:45 am Introductory Panel
Kick-off Design Residency with the vision, program structure and goals. Presenters provide an overview into climate resilience followed by a curated panel discussion. Confirmed participants include:
• Eric Weiland, Advisor/Program Manager – FEMA
• Jonathan Rosenbloom, Dwight D. Opperman Distinguished Professor of Law; Director, Environment and
Sustainability Program – Drake University Law School

10:00 am – 11:45 am City Administrators Panel
Defining the role city and community leaders play in addressing resilience issues. Sharing real-world experience with crisis events and attempts at implementing resilience planning and policy.
Discussing obstacles communities face in shaping and implementing resilience planning and policy. Confirmed participants include:
• Laura Graham, Sustainability Coordinator – City of Des Moines, Iowa
• Jonathan Gano, Public Works Manager – City of Des Moines, Iowa
• Dan Holderness, City Engineer – City of Coralville, Iowa
• Matt McQuillen, City Manager – City of Clive, Iowa

11:45 am – 1:30 pm Lunch / Walking Tour of Des Moines

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Economics and Risk Management Panel
Describe the critical role economic issues play in shaping community development and resilience.
Discuss economic obstacles that communities face in shaping resilience planning and policy
Confirmed participants include:
• David Keiser, Natural Resource Economics – Iowa State University
• David Courard-Hauri, Economics and Environmental Policy – Drake University

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm Policy and Risk Planning Design Charrette
4:45 pm – 5:30 pm Website Visioning Charrette
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Dinner / Happy Hour
6:30 pm Resident Work Session


October 24, 2018
October 25, 2018


RDG Planning and Design


RDG Planning and Design
301 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 500309 United States
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(515) 288-3141