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Building On Assets
In NYS Communities

Building on social, cultural, economic, and environmental assets to foster greater strength innovative. driven, participatory, place-based, creative, and the community... more
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R2G in Action

To see an example of R2G's work visit Liberty Bell Park. In the Summer of 2011 R2G civic Research Interns gave the park a face-lift, adding lush plantings and seating areas, breathing new... more
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Public
Green Space

Working with the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees R2G has proposed a design for a new public park that will celebrate Utica's diverse population, the unique role that refugees... more
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A Living
Classroom

R2G has partnered with the Mohawk Valley Food Action Network, the Family and Community Connections Network, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School to generate... more

R2G is a Collective Action toward A Sustainable Future in NY State

The Rust to Green New York Action Research Initiative is an emerging network of Cornell educators, researchers and students-from a myriad of fields and disciplines- working together and in collaboration with a wide range of community partners to identify and design innovative strategies and solutions addressing the unique problems and needs of New York's Rust Belt cities. more

Our Goal: Greening of the NYS Rust Belt

Revitalizing NYs older industrial cities

Generating Funding

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Rust2Green Initiative in Utica NY

Where does
R2G work?
R2G NY is currently at work in Utica NY and surrounding Oneida County. It aims to continue expanding across Upstate NY to include all of the Upstate cities, known as the New York Seven, identified by the Brookings Institute as having potential for prosperity. more

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R2G NY as a part of Cornell's Engagement Mission

R2G NY speaks directly to Cornell's goal of promoting "stronger collaborations and partnerships between the university and stakeholders that can make use of and strengthen Cornell's research." See: www.cornell.edu/strategicplan

R2G NY as a part of Cornell's Engagement Mission