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The Newark Experience: The 1990s: Start With the Neighborhood

Ask the Residents

"Was 1992-2000 the Best of Times for American Urban Neighborhoods?"
Michael Greenberg. Geographical Review 93(1), January 2003, pp.81-96.
A survey of about 400 New Jersey residents was conducted in 2001 in order to determine whether people believed that their home neighborhood benefited during the unprecedented economic boom of the 1990s. Specific areas of the cities of New Brunswick, Camden, East Orange, Elizabeth, Newark, and Perth Amboy, were targeted for surveys. Rutgers-restricted Access

Newark Renewal: The 1990s

"Newark, Decline and Avoidance, Renaissance and Desire: From Disinvestment to Reinvestment,"
Kathe Newman. Annals of the American Academy of Political & Social Science 594, July 2004, 34-48.
In the 1990s local governments came to recognize the importance of neighborhood revitalization for economic development. Looks at the dynamics of revitalization efforts in two of Newark's poorest neighborhoods, West Side Park and Brick Towers, and community efforts to save Brick Towers. Rutgers-restricted Access
"Neoliberal Urban Policy and New Paths of Neighborhood Change in the American Inner City," Rutgers-restricted access
Kathe Newman and Philip Ashton. Environment and Planning A 36(7), 2004, 1151-1172.
Focusing on the West Side Park neighborhood in Newark, explores the process of neighborhood change that emerged during the 1990s when a number of very-low income urban neighborhoods became sites for reinvestment. Available?
Strategic Revitalization Plan for the West Side Community of Newark, NJ.
Report on behalf of the Corinthian Housing Development Corporation, New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Center for Urban Policy Research Project Community, May 12, 1997.
An Exploratory Study to Establish a Special Improvement District on Springfield and South Orange Avenues, Newark NJ.
Report to the Corinthian Housing Development Corporation and New Community Corporation. New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Center for Urban Policy Research Project Community, May 11, 1998.
Roseville, Newark: Revitalizing a Community.
Report to the Hispanic Development Corporation. New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Center for Urban Policy Research Project Community, May 29, 1996.
"Assessment of a Newark Neighborhood: Process and Outcomes,"
Norbert L. Elliot, Frances W. Quinless and Elizabeth S. Parietti. Journal of Community Health Nursing 17(4), Winter 2000, 211-224.
"In 1996, the members of the St. Columba Collaboration conducted a grassroots neighborhood assessment of a Hispanic area in Newark Youth violence, domestic violence, crime, and lack of job skills surpassed poor housing and chronic health problems, including HIV/AIDS and drug and alcohol addiction, as the most noted neighborhood problems." As a result of the needs assessment, over the next three years the St. Columba Collaboration changed its strategic course and refocused its programs and services. Rutgers-restricted Access

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