Developing Greenspace With Community: Through The Eyes Of Emerald Corridor Foundation's Debra Edelson

Published in S.E. Region News on September 22, 2015

"'Greenspace is a little different.  In almost every other kind of service offered to citizens, at some point, some citizens get preferred over others. But when it comes to greenspace, everybody is welcome.  It doesn't matter if you make alot of money or a little money.  It doesn't matter if you're young or old.  It doesn't matter what your heritage is or your race. No other service is like greenspace.' -- Debra Edelson, Executive Director, Emerald Corridor Foundation

This week the Army Corps of Engineers received its matching funds of $1.5 million dollars from the City of Atlanta to begin hydrology studies of the 300 known tributaries and main spine of Proctor Creek.  Therein lies potential green small businesses, green jobs and job training programs, green health initiatives, green affordable housing, and green food development projects.  The development of greenspace along the banks of Proctor Creek is rich in economic development potential."

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