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:
You can also learn more about the Red Fields to Green Fields project at: