advancing creative discourse through short videos

Green Building Technologies at NJIT:  Architects and Chemical Engineers are developing smart building materials that harvest and store solar energy while limiting heat gain.  Flexible building skins and batteries point to future efficiencies.

Historic Buildings Spur Residential Development in Newark: Historic, turn-of-the-century buildings in downtown Newark are being restored and re-purposed into rental housing.

Trenton's Art All Night Packs 20,000: Trenton's Roebling Wire Works building pulses with crowds, music and art through the night, and signals Trenton's potential for creative renewal.

CREATIVE CIVIC BLOG
notes on news

In everyday language, we often encounter words with multiple and/or ambiguous meanings. Typically, we figure out meaning from context.  Most writers and readers are aware of this way of communicating—and deciphering—meaning, but with today’s 24-hour news cycle and endless stream of information, definitions of overused words become sticky.  It can be difficult to trace back the intended meaning of a word and in the context of a news article, an overused word can muddle reports and ideas.  An example of such a word is ‘economy.’

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