BSP to hold 5th Assembly of Planners’ Symposium

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The Bureau of Statistics and Plans, Guam Coastal Management Program, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management, is holding the 5th Assembly of Planners’ Symposium at the Dusit Thani Guam Resort on Feb. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The purpose of the symposium is to address meaningful land and natural resource issues that could be resolved or contribute to solutions through the collective focus of Guam’s planning, resource, and policy communities through a forum that:

· Works to improve the quality of life for Guam’s people;

· Discusses issues through the use of science, data, and research that serve as the foundation for decisions;

· Provides professionals with the opportunity for face-to-face discussion and sharing of information to identify solutions, improve services, and avoid or mitigate the adverse effects of poor planning, development, and natural hazards.

The symposium will have three main tracks: flood control, land use planning, and zero-waste.

Panelists will consist of management experts from the field who will discuss and address real-life scenarios islandwide.

In addition to agency displays, there will be three concurrent workshops from the US Army Corps of Engineers, Guam Coastal Management Program, and NOAA Office for Coastal Management.

The 5th Assembly of Planners’ Symposium is registered with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Portal. Attendees who are AIA members will earn a total of six hours of continuing education or six learning units in health, safety, and welfare (LU/HSW).

“So far, we have received over 175 registrants from GovGuam agencies, federal agencies, and the private sector. Given the strength of the program and the high interest in it, we are looking forward to a successful symposium,” stated Tyrone J. Taitano, Director of the Bureau of Statistics and Plans.

There is no cost to attend this event. Visit eventbright.com to register. Seating is limited.

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