The Multiplier Effect of Red Fields to Green Fields

July 8, 2010

This report highlights the multiplier effect of Red Fields to Green Fields in terms of direct and indirect effects on jobs, real estate, fiscal policy, banking, and more. Purely financial solutions are not enough to revamp our economy. Other proposed strategies seem to only band aid the problem, whereas RFTGF provides a permanent solution.


White House Urban Policy Representative Supports Red Fields to Green Fields

June 18, 2010

Derek Douglas, Special Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs on the Domestic Policy Council, endorses Red Fields to Green Fields at the June 16th presentation, calling the project a “perfect match” for the White House’s three main goals for urban policy. This article, written two days after the meeting in D.C, highlights the meeting’s main accomplishments and also gives a description of the city studies included in Phase One: Atlanta, Cleveland, Denver, Miami-Dade, Philadelphia, and Wilmington.


Thank you letter to Derek Douglas

June 17, 2010

Letter to the Special Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs


Invitation to the Federal Reserve

June 16, 2010

The City Parks Alliance and the Georgia Tech Research Institute invite the Federal Reserve to attend the presentation and discussion of the national Red Fields to Green Fields study in Washington, D.C. The invitation highlights the take-home message of the study and also includes a detailed agenda of the meeting, which took place on Wednesday, June 16, 2010.


Real Estate Problem: How We Got Here

June 16, 2010

This report digs deeper into just how we got ourselves into this dire situation. The structure of our real estate market, in combination with banks’ questionable lending practices, led to excess mortgage debts and a gross oversupply of houses.


Letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke

May 27, 2010

This letter, written by Mike Messner of the Speedwell Foundation, personally invites Bernanke and his staff to attend the June 16th presentation in Washington, D.C. and gives a brief description of the Red Fields to Green Fields project.


PPIP Description


This article breaks down the components of the Public-Private Investment Program (PPIP), which was designed to subsidize the private sector in buying ‘toxic assets ‘. The Treasury’s bank loan plan is also explained and examined under different profit and loss scenarios.

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