Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

Tomorrow Plan Speaker Series: Jeff Goodell

11:30 AM
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Tomorrow Plan Speaker Series: Jeff Goodell

Investigative journalist and Rolling Stone contributor Jeff Goodell’s latest book, “The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Reshaping of the Civilized World,” was inspired by his research on rising sea levels, Hurricane Sandy and, more specifically, his reporting for a Rolling Stone story called “Goodbye, Miami.” Here in Des Moines, he’ll discuss how a changing climate could massively reshape cities around the world, perhaps much sooner than we think. Before his talk, State Historian Laura Sadowsky of the State Historical Society of Iowa will share a few stories about how Des Moines grew up on the banks of two occasionally unruly rivers. (Paperback copies of Goodell’s book will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Beaverdale Books.)

WHEN: 11:30 a.m. July 20. Lunch at 11:30 a.m., historical preview at 11:45 a.m., and the keynote at noon.
WHERE: State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust St., Des Moines
PARKING: Free parking is available in the State Capitol Complex Parking Garage at Pennsylvania and Grand avenues, just north of the State Historical Building. Metered parking on the street is also up for grabs.

State Historical Building

600 E Locust St
Des Moines, IA 50309
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