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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

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. 

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.