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Symposium on Revitalizing Newark Held Tomorrow at NJIT

“Developing Newark: Which Direction is Forward?”—a multi-university symposium on planning, design, economy and community will be held tomorrow, Nov. 8, 2008, at NJIT. The theme will be revitalizing Newark and its region.

Representatives from architecture, urban planning, public policy and urban design will gather from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in NJIT’s Weston Lecture Hall 1 (ground floor) in the New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA), at Summit and Warren streets.  Sessions set from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. will be free and open to the public.

Toni Griffin, director of community development, and Damon Rich, urban designer and waterfront planner, both from the City of Newark’s Division of Planning and Community Development, will speak. Representatives from NJIT, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Milano, the New School for Management and Urban Policy and Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture will participate in presentations and/or panel discussions.

“This event will provide a chance to share works-in-progress and engage an interdisciplinary group of students of public policy, infrastructure planning, urban planning and design,” said Georgeen Theodore, assistant professor, NJSOA at NJIT.  For more information about attending the event, contact Theodore at georgeen.theodore@njit.edu or 917-723-3936. 

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.