Foreclosures are rampant in Newark’s working-class neighborhoods 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 a city that is 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? Opening remarks by: Stefan Pryor, deputy mayor, City of Newark and Mark Willis, visiting scholar, the Ford Foundation
Panel discussion with: Richard Cammarieri, community organizer, New Community Corporation Steve Nislick, chief executive officer, Edison Properties dt ogilvie, professor of Business Strategy and founding director, Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development, Rutgers Business School–Newark Karen Torian, chief of Preservation & Development, Newark Housing Authority Baye Adofo-Wilson, executive director, Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District
Moderator: Katie Wang, City Hall reporter, The Star-Ledger
Generously supported by Edison Properties, with additional support provided by the Sirus Fund and the Milano Foundation.