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Gantt to speak on urban revitalization

Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Professor Harvey Gantt, an architect, planner and former mayor of Charlotte, NC will give a lecture on Tuesday, Nov. 16 on "Meeting the Challenge to Grow Center City America."

The 6:30pm lecture is sponsored by the Departments of Architecture and Urban Studies and Planning and will be held in Rm 10-250.

Mr. Gantt brings an informed vision of the pivotal role the inner city might play in the regeneration of the economic, social, civic and cultural life in the United States. The lecture is the first in a series of activities at MIT in which Mr. Gantt will lead discussions on these issues.

In January, Mr. Gantt will teach an IAP seminar, "City Revitalization in the Inner City." He is also organizing a major conference, tentatively scheduled for the fall of 2000, on "Inner Cities: The New American Heartland" that will bring together practitioners, scholars, and citizens to promote the center city as a focus for growth.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 10, 1999.

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