Rust 2 Green
Advancing Green Futures for New York's Rust-Belt Cities
Cornell Cooperative Extension Oneida County has partnered with
faculty from Cornell's Department of Landscape Architecture to foster
the creation and sharing of relevant knowledge, creative and
collaborative problem-solving, co-learning and networking that results
in greater innovation, self-reliance, capacity-building and urban
andregional renewal and resilience.
R2G NY is the Rust to Green New York Action Research Initiative
- R2G NY envisions a shift from a narrative of loss- RUST- to a narrative of potential-GREEN in New York State’s Rust Belt.
- R2G NY is a collaborative and action-oriented; acts to foster
positive change that is locally driven, participatory, place-based,
creative and innovative and that both builds on and fosters the social,
cultural, economic and environmental assets, strengths and resilience of
communities and regions.
- R2G NY believes that academia and higher education are among Upstate
NY’s most valued assets and that they have a vital role to play in
helping New York’s Rust Belt cities and communities “bounce back,” grow
more resilient and ultimately prosper.
- R2G NY helps Cornell educators, researchers and students act
together with community partners andstakeholders to identify community
assets and potentials as well as problems and needs and then to
imagineand implement innovative and transformative strategies, solutions
and action steps.
- R2G NY plays a linking and networking role by facilitating
collective place-based problem solving, using sustainable design and
planning theories, principles and practices that is enabling, actionable
- R2G NY, by action and process, mobilizes key actors, creates and
activates integrated networks and systems and identifies and generates
knowledge and resources relevant to communities, planners, designers,
policymakers and citizens.
- R2G NY’s home base is in Cornell University's Department of
Landscape Architecture and is the direct result of USDA Hatch Project
entitled From Rust to Green Places and Networks: Mapping a Sustainable Future for Upstate NY (NYC-146455).
Learn more about Rust 2 Green at www.rust2green.org
Last updated May 26, 2017