THE NEW NEWARK: Part I: Maintaining Momentum for Renewal in a Slowing Economy

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Foreclosures are rampant in Newark’s working-class neighborhoods, even as 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 neighborhood? 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?

WHAT:    A panel discussion on fostering an economic growth environment in Newark. This event is the first in a two-part series.

WHO:    Newark Deputy Mayor Stefan Pryor and The Ford Foundation Visiting Scholar Mark Willis will participate in the opening conversation of the program.

Moderated by Katie Wang, city hall reporter for The Star-Ledger, the panel will consist of Richard Cammarieri, community organizer of the New Community Corporation; Steve Nislick, chief executive officer of Edison Properties; dt ogilvie, professor of business strategy and founding director of the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development at Rutgers Business School—Newark; Karen Torian, chief of preservation & development of the Newark Housing Authority; and Baye Adofo-Wilson, executive director of the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District.

WHEN:    Wednesday, October 29, 2008
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:    Rutgers University in Newark, NJ
The Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street – Atrium
SPONSORS:    Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration in Newark
Center for New York City Affairs
Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy
Edison Properties
Sirus Fund
Milano Foundation