June 22 Planning Congress Event In Wellington

The Palm Beach County Planning Congress will host “Planning Challenges 2017: Climate Change, Sea Level Rise & Practical Resiliency” on Thursday, June 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wellington Community Center (12150 W. Forest Hill Blvd.).

The 2017 Planning Challenges event will include presentations from experts in the field and interactive expert panels focusing on climate change, sea level rise and practical resiliency. Experts will include: Lauren Ordway, director of the Climate Change Group for the Nature Conservancy; Dr. Jennifer Jurado, chief resilience officer for the Broward County Environmental Planning & Community Resilience Division; Juliet Pinto and Kate MacMillan from Florida International University; Dr. Jennifer Languell; William Waters, director of community sustainability for the City of Lake Worth; Tom Ruppert of FL SeaGrant; and other leaders in the field.

FIU will be filming portions of the day and interviewing speakers for inclusion in the next segment in its award-winning documentary series on sea level rise and climate change in South Florida. The all-day event will include breakfast and lunch. CM-AICP credits can be applied for.

Registration is $40 for Planning Congress members and $50 for all others. For more info., visit www.pbcplanningcongress.org.