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Boston, November 23: Lecture on Athens infrastructure changes

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Originally From: Amedeo Odoni <arodoni@MIT.EDU>

On November 23, the Greek Study Group at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University will be host to Mr. Yannis Pyrgiotis, Executive Director and Chief Technical Officer of the "Athens 2004" Organizing Committee, who will describe and discuss the development of the infrastructure for the Games. The details of this highly interesting event are given below.

Eleni Mahaira-Odoni

Group Co-Chair



TITLE: Developing the Infrastructure for the Olympic Games of Athens

SPEAKER: Mr. Yannis N. Pyrgiotis, Executive Director and Chief Technical Officer, "Athens 2004" Organizing Committee for the Athens Olympic Games

TIME AND DATE: 4:15 PM, Tuesday, November 23

LOCATION: Lower Level Auditorium, Center for European Studies, Harvard University, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge.

SPONSORED BY: Greek Study Group, Center for European Studies.


Yannis Pyrgiotis (MIT, B. Arch., 1968; MIT, M. Arch.A.S. and M.C.P., 1972) is Executive Director and Chief Technical Officer of the "Athens 2004" Organizing Committee for the Athens Olympic Games, responsible for the Olympic Works, Technology, Environment and Culture Divisions.

He has previously served as advisor to the Ministries of National Economy and of Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works of Greece and as Director of the "Athens Organization," a public entity for the protection of the environment and urban planning for the city of Athens.

He was also the Government's technical expert in drafting the European and National Spatial Development Plan and has served as technical expert to the European Commission on inter-regional co-operation, innovative actions and urban development projects of the European Regional Development Fund.

A founding member of the Greek Urban and Regional Planners Association, he was responsible for the establishment of a new Department for Planning and Regional Development at the University of Thessaly. He has also served on the teaching staff of the Greek Open University and the National School of Public Administration.

Mr. Pyrgiotis has been a Member of the Board of Directors of "Athens 2004," the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games since 1998.

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