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Alumnus to discuss urban planning issues during campus environmental lecture

Mark McGovern, a member of the Alfred University (AU) Class of 2003 and project manager at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, will discuss “Development and the Urban Environment, Impact and Issues on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Phase II” as part of Alfred University’s fall Environmental Studies Seminar Series.

The talk will take place on Friday, Sept. 28 at 12:20 p.m. in Roon Lecture Hall (Room 247) of the Science Center located on the Alfred University campus. Everyone is welcome to attend, admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

McGovern, who is responsible for contract administration and contractor oversight, has worked at the Medical Campus since June 2006. Currently, he is involved in the advancement of the Medical Campus’ Green Initiative, including installing solar panels at the Innovation Center along with 21 electric vehicle charging stations campus-wide. Previously, he supervised projects such as the renovation of 73 High St. and the construction of Ellicott Park.

Prior to his work in Buffalo, McGovern was responsible for the design and implementation of commercial landscape projects including corporate offices in Alpharetta, GA and the RiverWalk Plaza in Wellsville.

McGovern holds an associate in applied sciences degree in landscape development from Alfred State College, a bachelor of arts degree in environmental studies from AU, and a master of urban planning degree from the University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning.

The Environmental Studies Seminar Series at Alfred University is held every Friday during the fall semester when the University is in session.

Sponsored by the Division of Environmental Studies within Alfred University’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the series brings a range of speakers to the campus, including scientists, activists, and policy-makers, with the mission to better understand our environment and what we can do better to sustain our world.