Des Moines Area Metropolitan
The Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) serves over half a million people in central Iowa. The MPO focuses on establishing a comprehensive, coordinated, and continuing transportation planning process that facilitates the appropriation of federal funds.
Spreading the Canopy Symposium
June 14, 2013 *Hotel Fort Des Moines* Des Moines, Iowa
Trees Forever Planning a better tomorrow!
Research is increasingly pointing to the positive benefits trees and green space have on the health and well-being of people for both their physical and mental health.
Join Trees Forever for a day-long symposium that addresses the individual and the community benefits of trees and natural areas, and why it is imperative we begin to be much more intentional about designing and retrofitting our communities with more trees and living green.
Mental and physical health benefits that trees and green spaces provide
Concrete ideas and plans for how you can incorporate trees and green spaces in your community
Conducting a walkability assessment in your community, through a downtown Des Moines tour
Networking opportunities with other professionals
Outstanding National Experts
Dr. Mary Northridge, Editor, American Journal of Public Health
The Grey, the Green, and the Human
Dr. Kathy Wolf, Research Social Scientist, University of Washington
Green Cities for Good Health; From Evidence to Change
For more information please visit:
www.treesforever.org or call: 800-368-1269
Check Out The Tomorrow Plan
We need your voice in The Tomorrow Plan, an unprecedented effort to create an action plan for a vibrant and enduring Des Moines region. Join leaders from 17 cities and 4 counties to share what you think needs to happen for your neighborhoods, your community, and your region. Help Greater Des Moines spearhead the national movement for bold advances in sustainability.
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