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The Newark Experience

The University and the City

University-Led Innovation in and for Peripheral Urban Areas: New Approaches in Naples, Italy and Newark, NJ, US
Jean-Paul D. Addie, Mariarosalba Angrisani, and Stefano De Falco. European Planning Studies 26(6), June 2018, pp. 1181–1201
"This paper focuses on the spatial development problem of university-led innovation in peripheral urban areas...A comparative investigation of Naples and Newark, NJ captures the functional operation of regional innovation and urban development as a contested product of discourses, technologies (material and governance), and territorial arrangements." [Due to publisher embargo, not available online until 18 months after publication.]

Into the 21st Century

Creating a New Image for Newark: A Visitor Center as Embodiment of Urban Change.
Dan Madryga. Competitions 20(2), Summer 2010, pp.26-33.
Final Report.
Newark in the 21st Century Task Force. Newark, N.J., 2000. Available?
Council for Higher Education in Newark: Economic Impact Report.
Submitted by the Roper Group in association with A.Ilan Consulting. July 2001.
The four members of the Council for Higher Education in Newark (CHEN), Rutgers University-Newark, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and Essex Community College, account for 9 percent of all employment in Newark. Examines the direct and indirect economic impact of higher education on Newark and New Jersey, as well as CHEN contributions to community development.
Destination: Newark, Year 2011.
Proceedings of the Mayor's Summit on the Development of University/Business Partnerships, December 12, 2001.
"The papers collected in this volume were originally prepared for a conference on Newark's economic development sponsored by the Council for Higher Education in Newark, a longstanding alliance of the four public higher education institutions of Newark's University Heights district. They illustrate the crucial role of higher education and research in Newark's continuing revitalization."
Destination: Newark, Year 2013.
Proceedings of the 2nd CHEN Summit on the Development of University/Business Partnerships, March 20, 2003.
HUD Case Studies: Newark, New Jersey: Renovating a Historic Landmark for Revitalizing Downtown
The renovation of the Hahne's building.
The Collaboration of Town and Gown: Transforming University Heights into a Connected Neighborhood
T'Leya L. Walker. (M.A. Thesis) College of Charleston, 2020. Rutgers-restricted Access
"Revitalization: Newark's Tale of Two Cities,"
Navdeep Mathur. New Jersey Reporter April 2002. Available?
Urban Revitalization and Participatory Governance: A Discursive Analysis of Policy Deliberation in Newark Rutgers-restricted access
Navdeep Mathur. Ph.D. Thesis, Rutgers University, Newark, 2005.
"This study situates the Newark experience within a competing set of policy discourses i.e. policy institutions, developmental processes and political practices to analyze how powerful public and private actors play a dominant role in this 'Revitalization', while effectively excluding the voices and involvement of communities of residents impacted by it." Available?
The Road Home: A Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness in Newark and Essex County (2010 – 2020)
Design to Connect: Complete Connectivity in the Ironbound
Mark D. Hoopes. (M.L.A. Thesis)Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2018.
"Communities that connect with one another and their landscape become functional and strong, enabling them to act together to achieve common goals. This paper explores how landscape design can reinforce this type of connectivity in the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark, NJ."
The Starting Point: Structuring Newark's Land use Laws at the Outset of Redevelopment to Promote Integration without Displacement
Malina Welman. Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems 53, no. 1, Fall, 2019, pp. 43-87.
"In 2017, New Jersey's largest municipality, Newark, made history when its city council passed an inclusionary zoning ordinance requiring, in part, that at least twenty percent of new residential projects be set aside for moderate- and low-income households. By placing affordability at the forefront of its concerns, Newark has thus demonstrated its commitment to equitable growth, but this Note principally argues that in isolation, the inclusionary zoning ordinance is more symbolic than it is effective upon analyzing its terms. " Rutgers-restricted Access
The Perception of Residents, Business Owners, and Local Politicians on Expanding Equitable Growth Policies in Newark, New Jersey
Fawn Cater. (D.B.A. Thesis), Northcentral University, 2022.
"This qualitative case study explored the perspectives of residents, business owners, and policymakers regarding the Equitable Growth Commission's program designed to prevent the adverse effects of gentrification on communities of color in Newark, New Jersey." Rutgers-restricted Access
Measuring and Explaining Stalled Gentrification in Newark, New Jersey: The Role of Racial Politics
Domingo Morel, Akira Drake Rodriguez, Mara Sidney, Nakeefa Bernard Garay, and Adam Straub. Urban Affairs Review 58(6), November 2022, pp. 1585-1621.
"To analyze Newark, NJ, a city with longstanding Black leadership, we adapt widely used measures to show that gentrification started but stalled during the 2000s. We examine whether policies explain this, and whether the racial politics of the city's majority-Black population and leadership play a role. Our findings suggest that mayoral administrations took similar, growth-driven approaches, except that the current mayor is the first to place "fighting gentrification" onto the agenda. We end by considering how the politics of race shape the politics of gentrification." Rutgers-restricted Access
Urban Food Entrepreneurship, Governance, and Economic Development in the Post-industrial Cities of Newark, New Jersey and Dayton, Ohio
John C. Jones. Thesis (Ph.D.), New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2018.
"This dissertation documents urban food entrepreneurship in the post-industrial communities of greater Newark, New Jersey and greater Dayton, Ohio. The dissertation examines both: a) the characteristics of existing enterprises; and b) the network of laws, policies, regulations, and incentives that affect them. In both regions, entrepreneurs adapt vacant lots and former industrial and commercial buildings to produce a diversity of food products, including fruits and vegetables, gluten-free waffles, spice blends, beer, and wine."


Newark, N.J. Bongiorno Productions, 2021.
Documentary that "presents the history of Rust Belt poverty, detailing industrialization and deindustrialization, racism and mass incarceration, using the city of Newark, NJ as a microcosm. It explores solutions to inner city poverty through the voices of scholars, economists, physicians, activists, and the community." Rutgers-restricted Access

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