CooperKatz to Assist with Rebuild New York Effort
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CooperKatz to Assist with Rebuild New York Effort

CooperKatz & Company has been selected to provide public relations support to the Civic Alliance To Rebuild Downtown New York.

Paul Holmes

NEW YORK—CooperKatz & Company has been selected to provide public relations support to the Civic Alliance To Rebuild Downtown New York. The alliance—a coalition of more than 85 civic, business, environmental, community, university and labor groups—is planning a public engagement event, called Listening to the City in July.
 
Also involved in the project are Chicago public affairs firm Jasculca/Terman & Associates, which will handle event management; M&R Strategic Services, which will manage outreach to community groups and individuals; and Web Lab, which will be responsible for website development and maintenance.
 
According to CooperKatz principal Andy Cooper, the Listening to the City event will “combine intimate face-to-face dialogue with large group interactive technology and will enable people of all walks of life to voice their opinions regarding plans for redeveloping Lower Manhattan and creating a permanent memorial to the victims of the 9/11 attacks.”
 
As many as 5,000 resident of New York City are expected to gather for the event at the Jacob Javits Center, and will have an opportunity to view and comment on up to six alternatives for the World Trade Center site, adjacent areas and related transportation to be released by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation and Port Authority.  They will also be able to voice their opinions on the process for creating a permanent memorial.
 
“Our goal is to create a great urban space in Lower Manhattan—one that sensitively memorializes the thousands of people who lost their lives and serves the long-term needs, interests and dreams of people throughout New York City, the surrounding region and the entire nation,” said Robert Yaro, president of the Regional Plan Association, an independent research and advocacy group.
 
Meanwhile, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, which earlier this year sent RFPs to more than 75 public relations firms, has reportedly narrowed its list to two finalists: Burson-Marsteller and Edelman Public Relations Worldwide. The account, worth $2 million, involves providing information to businesses, employees and residents in the area affected by the terror attacks.
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