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March 17, 2004

Iowa City Planning Director To Speak At Triangle Club March 21

The University of Iowa Triangle Faculty Club will meet Sunday, March 21 in conjunction with Sunday brunch at the University Athletic Club. Club members will gather at 11:30 a.m. for social time before brunch is served at noon. The featured speaker, Karin Franklin, Iowa City's Director of Planning and Community Development, will begin her presentation on "Iowa City's Downtown" at about 12:45 p.m.

Franklin will discuss what is happening downtown, why it is important for a city to focus on its downtown, and what the downtown contributes to the economic health of the community. She will also share some of the plans for the future of Iowa City's downtown.

Triangle Club membership is open to UI faculty, administrators and members of the Iowa City/Coralville/Johnson County community. For more information, contact Dr. Axel Ruprecht, Secretary-Treasurer at 319-335-7341.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Geraghty Kenyon, 319-384-0011, Program: Dr. Axel Ruprecht, Triangle Club Secretary-Treasurer, 319-335-7341.