Thursday, June 21, 2018

Event Tomorrow. Planning Challenges: Retail, Facts and Fiction.

A message from the Palm Beach County
Planning Congress, Inc.*

“Join us on June 22nd in the former Macy’s space in City Place, West Palm Beach, as we explore the future of retail and the retail spaces that inhabit our landscape. This full-day event will feature local and national leaders in the retail industry as we explore how retail is changing and the implications for our communities.”*

Below is more information about this upcoming event and how to get registered.

The keynote speaker is Bob Gibbs, founder of the highly respected Gibbs Planning Group, a leading thinker on retail development and author of the groundbreaking book Principals of Urban Retail Planning and Development on “[D]evelopment of sustainable and community-oriented strategies to improve retail spaces and our cities.”

Other notable speakers include:

  • Tony Carvajal, Executive Vice President, Florida Chamber Foundation.
  • Dana Little, Urban Design Director, Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council.
  • Dale Scott, Southern Division Lead, International Council of Shopping Centers (“ICSC”).
  • Also hear from municipalities on their strategies: Cities of Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach and Village of Wellington.

For more information — including the list of sponsors which include the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council — click on this link (note: 7.0 AICP-CM credits to be applied for).

The cost is $60 for this full-day event (7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.) on Friday, June 22nd and includes breakfast and lunch. To register click on this link or contact Seth Behn at the Palm Beach County Planning Congress for more information: call 561-602-3771 or by email at

*The Palm Beach County Planning Congress, Inc. meets on a regular monthly basis and features a variety of topics that are both current and of interest to our members. Meeting formats vary and include presentations, panel discussions, field trips, tours, and/or a combination of formats depending on the topic.