Community Forum: Imagining a New Newark

The Center for New York City Affairs at the New School and Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration will be hosting an open forum to consider: can we maintain Newark’s revival in the face of the economic downturn? This timely discussion promises to be both informative and thought-provoking as participants will be invited to consider difficult issues with some of the leaders tackling these very questions.

The Center for New York City Affairs at the New School and Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration will be hosting an open forum to consider: can we maintain Newark’s revival in the face of the economic downturn? This timely discussion promises to be both informative and thought-provoking as participants will be invited to consider difficult issues with some of the leaders tackling these very questions.

Admission to this first of a two-part forum is open to the public, but limited. See the press release below (or linked here as a PDF) for details on how to RSVP.

The New Newark

Part I: Maintaining Momentum for Renewal in a Slowing Economy

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Foreclosures are rampant in Newark’s working-class neighborhoods, and the credit crisis and economic slowdown threaten the city’s commercial recovery. What will it take to stabilize and invigorate a growth economy and new employment opportunities in New York’s largest urban neighbor? Can Newark develop its way to longstanding success? What lessons can Newark’s leaders learn from the revitalization of New York’s neighborhoods—and vice versa?

The Center for New York City Affairs and Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration convene key stakeholders to discuss these questions.

Opening conversation:

  • Stefan Ppryor, Deputy Mayor, City of Newark
  • Mark Willis, Visiting Scholar, The Ford Foundation

Panel Discussion:

  • Richard Cammarieri, Community Organizer, New Community Corporation
  • Steve Nislick, CEO, Edison Properties
  • dt ogilvie, Founding Director, Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development, Rutgers Business School–Newark
  • Karen Ttorian, Chief of Preservation & Development, Newark Housing Authority
  • Baye Aadofo-Wilson, Executive Director, Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District

Moderator:

  • Katie Wang, City Hall Reporter, The Star-Ledger

Wednesday, Ooctober 29, 2008 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Atrium, The Center for Law and Justice, Rutgers University
123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ

Admission is free, but you must RSVP. Call 212.229.5418 or email centernyc@newschool.edu.

Directions to the event can be found at www.centernyc.org.  This event is the first in our two-part series, The New Newark, which has been generously supported by Edison Properties. Additional support provided by the Sirus Fund and the Milano Foundation.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.

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