March 9, 2004
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.-Alex Garvin will draw on his experience at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation to speak on the role of politics, business and the public interest in the "Rebuilding of Lower Manhattan after 9/11" on Monday, March 21, at 4:30 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium at Amherst College. Sponsored by the President's Initiative Fund for the Urban Imagination and the Eastman Fund, Garvin's talk will be free and open to the public.

Garvin has combined a career in urban planning and real estate with teaching, architecture and public service. He currently serves as the managing director of planning for NYC2012, New York City's bid committee for the 2012 Olympic Games, and as president and chief executive officer of Alex Garvin and Associates. During 2002 and 2003, he was director of design and development at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the agency leading the rebuilding of the World Trade Center after September 11, 2001. Garvin teaches urban planning and architecture at Yale University and has published extensively on urban issues.

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