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The Division of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) welcomed 20 high-level government officials and executives from Shanghai for a five-day professional development program focusing on the topics of urban planning and redevelopment, transportation planning, emergency management, and infrastructure protection.

The week-long program lasted from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 on the NJIT campus. Assisted by an interpreter, officials from Shanghai engaged in discussions with numerous expert on hand. Martin Bierbaum, an adjunct professor in housing and community development at Rutgers University with extensive state government experience; Colette Santasieri, director of Policy and Planning Innovation for Civil Infrastructure and Environment at NJII; Adel Ebied, executive director of the National Association of State CIOs and chief innovation officer of the City of Philadelphia; Ray Hayling, Philadelphia’s deputy CIO, chief telecommunications officer, chief public safety communications officer and 911 director of administration; and Tina Hu, project manager on the infrastructure finance advisory team of management, engineering and development consultant firm Mott MacDonald.“We are proud and honored that Triway and SAFEA selected NJIT to host this learning event,” said Dr. Gale Tenen Spak, NJIT associate vice president, CPE.

Also in attendance, Anthony Marchetta, executive director of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency. He led visitors on a bus tour around Newark to view sites that either has completed or are undergoing a remarkable transformation in the housing, retail, and office markets.

For more information about CPE at NJIT, visit cpe.njit.edu or call 800-624-9850.

About NJIT

One of the nation’s leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of 11,400 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cybersecurity, in addition to others.

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