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GT first lady Val Peterson lauds the efforts of Red Fields to Green Fields initiative

Georgia Tech's own first lady, Val Peterson, recently appeared as a guest columnist for the Atlanta Business Chronical's "SaportaReport". Her topic of conversation? Red Fields to Green Fields, a GT CEE alumnus-led project that acquires financially distressed properties (real estate “in the red”) in major U.S. cities and converts them into green space: public parks and adjacent land “banked” for future sustainable development.

Read Mrs. Peterson's article, which highights the project, its founder, (Mike Messner, a 1976 Civil Engineering graduate who grew up in Atlanta), and the project's chief researcher (Kevin Caravati, a senior research scientist at GTRI), by clicking to:
http://saportareport.com/blog/2012/01/atlantas-quality-of-life-to-improve-if-we-turn-red-fields-into-green-fields/.

You can also learn more about the Red Fields to Green Fields project at:
http://rftgf.org/joomla/.