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Coastal Cities Summit II comes to St. Pete
Coastal Cities Summit II comes to St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla. -- St. Pete has been selected as the host site of the "Coastal Cities Summit II: Sharing Solutions of Success," taking place May 1 - 3 at the Hilton Bayfront in beautiful Downtown.

The summit is co-hosted by International Ocean Institute-USA, University of South Florida (USF), and the city of St. Petersburg. In addition, the St. Petersburg Ocean Team, the premier consortium for marine science, oceanographic, and environmental research agencies and institutions in the Southeast and one of the top such industry clusters in the nation, has helped provide a powerful lineup of track content for the Summit.

"Coastal Cities Summit II: Sharing Solutions for Success," is designed to provide the latest information on planning for coastal risks, community resiliency, smart growth and other critical issues that affect not only St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, and the Tampa Bay region, but other worldwide coastline communities.

Guest presenters have been gathered from across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Spain, Guatemala, Barbados, Germany, and the Netherlands to share their insights.

Major Summit Tracks include:

  • Rethinking Tourism: Sustaining Economic Development and the Environment
  • Insurance: Calculating Risks and Improving Post-Disaster Recovery
  • Supporting and Directing Growth with Effective Transit Planning
  • Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessments and Adaptation Planning
  • Urban Design and the Bottom Line

The Early-Bird rate provides a $200 savings, APA Florida members receive a special discount, and the Summit's tracks qualify toward earning continuing education credits (CEC).

Release courtesy City of St. Petersburg Economic Development Division.

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