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Flagler College hosts international planning conference

July 22, 2014 11:35 AM

Planning professionals from across the globe have descended upon Flagler College this week as the International Planning History Society hosts its annual conference in St. Augustine.

Speakers from schools such as the University of North Carolina, the University of Florida  and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be present as well as those from international schools such as the University of Helsinki, the University of Sao Paulo and the Tokyo University of Science, among others.

“These people are here for the better part of a week experiencing our colonial city, our Gilded-age campus and learning all about the 450 years of European settlement in St. Augustine,” said Leslee Keys, an instructor in history and director of historic preservation at Flagler College. “They will take away information about historic preservation and economic viability to work on their own communities in their countries.”

IPHS was founded to foster the study of planning history worldwide and supports interest and place-based networks in the fields of planning history.

The conference began on July 20 and will continue through the 24th.

Christopher Silver, Dean of the College of Design, Construction and Planning at the University of Florida, talks about the IPHS conference