FAU’s Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions Celebrates 35th Anniversary
BOCA RATON, FL (November 13, 2007) – Florida Atlantic University’s College of Architecture, Urban and Public Affairs will host the 35 th anniversary celebration of the Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions (CUES) on Monday, November 19, featuring the inaugural John M. DeGrove Lecture on Growth Management and Development with guest speaker Thomas Pelham, secretary of the Florida Department of Community Affairs.
The schedule is as follows:
· An academic panel discussion on the book “Growth Management in Florida: Planning for Paradise” will take place, featuring contributors and panelists Thomas Pelham, Florida Department of Community Affairs; Timothy Chapin, Florida State University; James Nicholas, University of Florida; and Efraim Ben Zadok of FAU. Other panelists will include Jim Murley, CUES director, and Anthony Abbate, David Prosperi and Alka Sapat of FAU. The discussion will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the FAU Higher Education Complex, 11 th floor, 111 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.
· “Growth Management in Florida: Planning for Paradise” book signing and grand opening of the new John M. DeGrove Research Library will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. at the FAU Higher Education Complex, 10 th floor, 111 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.
· CUES 35 th Anniversary Celebration reception and the inaugural John M. DeGrove lecture on growth management and development featuring guest speaker Thomas Pelham, secretary of the Florida Department of Community Affairs, will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale.
Since 1972, CUES has remained dedicated to helping communities and decision makers resolve urban and environmental issues through partnerships, education, and research throughout Florida and beyond. The Center aims to work with policy-makers and the public in their pursuit of options for managing growth while preserving natural systems, promoting a strong economy and planning livable communities. Local governments, state agencies, civic and business groups, academics, students and professionals are part of the broad constituency that supports, motivates and benefits from the Center’s activities.
For more information, contact Mary Beth Burton, assistant director of FAU’s Center for Urban and Environment Solutions, at 954-762-5261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.