Christopher Shires, AICP, is a Principal with Confluence, a professional landscape architecture, urban design, and planning firm with offices in Des Moines, Kansas City, Sioux Falls, Cedar Rapids, Omaha, and Minneapolis. Chris has over 24 years of planning experience with 18 years of that as a planner and planning manager in the public sector. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and the Iowa Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA), currently serving as Chair of Conference Sponsorships and Chair of Professional Development. Chris is also a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).

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