The Seattle Public Library, in partnership with the city of Seattle's Office of Planning and Development (OPCD), KUOW and CollinsWoerman, will host a panel discussion with international and local city planners on improving Seattle's climate resilience from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636 .

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for $6 after 5 p.m.

Global climate change is resulting in more extreme weather events, from Hurricane Harvey to damaging storms right here in the Northwest. Seattle experienced record rainfall last winter that resulted in significant damage to water treatment facilities and environmental impacts to Puget Sound. Learn from international experts how homeowners, new development and local government all play a role in improving Seattle's climate resilience.

The discussion will be moderated by KUOW reporter Joshua McNichols and will include the following

Mooyoung Han: Professor, Seoul National University, South Korea

Herbert Dreiseitl: Director, Ramböll Liveable Cities Lab, Boston

Gail Vittori and Pliny Fisk: Co-Directors, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, Texas

Jessica Finn Coven: Director, Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment

This event is part of the Urban Innovations Speaker Series presented by OPCD, which aims to increase public awareness of global best practices used to achieve an integrated approach to planning for livable cities. The series will bring recognized experts to Seattle, joined by local and regional speakers to help ground the series in issues specific to Seattle and the region. Other topics will include: urban design for community health, new trends in urban development, integrated land use, open space, transportation design and sustainability.