Elevating Erie Ideas Competition

This competition seeks proposals that consider our current global biodiversity challenges in urbanized regions by developing solutions specific to the Erie Canalway Trail along Erie Boulevard East in Syracuse NY.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Urban
Country New York, United States
Registration Deadline 22 December 2015 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 22 December 2015 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Description
The creation of the Erie Canal was a paradigm shift for American progress in the 19th century, leveraging hundreds of miles of canal networks capable of generating cities out of swamps and ushering in a new era of exchange. Over a century later, what was the Erie Canal in the city has been capped over with urban development and sprawl. We are now presented with the opportunity to reposition Erie as the vehicle for a globally relevant, ecologically turbocharged urban corridor. The Elevating Erie ideas competition seeks proposals that consider our current global biodiversity challenges in urbanized regions by developing solutions specific to the Erie Canalway Trail along Erie Boulevard East in Syracuse NY. We encourage entries from diverse disciplines to provide ideas that will:
- Stimulate A Healthy Urban Corridor
- Increase Biodiversity, Habitat Creation
- Establish Recreation
- Promote Economic Growth
- Develop Multi-Modal Connectivity

Jury
Joanie Mahoney, County Executive, Chair, Thruway Board of Directors
Stephanie A. Miner, Mayor, City of Syracuse
Edward Michalenko Ph.D, Supervisor, Town of Dewitt
Chris Reed, Principle, Stoss
Steve Benz, Founder & Consultant at SITEGreen Solutions, LLC
Jeff Olsen, Principal, Alta Planning and Design
Julia Czerniak, Associate Dean, Syracuse University School of Architecture
Doug Johnston, Chair, SUNY ESF Landscape Architecture
Melissa K. Fierke, PhD, Associate Professor, SUNY ESF Forest Entomology; Chair SUNY - ESF Bike Safety Committee
Jim Joseph, Dean, Le Moyne College Madden School of Business
Ed Griffin, Owner, Fleet Feet
Paul Komanecky, Owner, Syracuse Bicycle
Andy Venditti, Owner, Syracuse Fitness
Jim D'Agostino, Director, SMTC
John Dimura, Trails Director, NYS Canal Corporation
Frances Gotcsik, Director, Programs & Policy Parks and Trails NY
Bob Radliff, Chair, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Peter Dunn, Executive Director, CNY Community Foundation

Prize
Four winners (one from each category): $3,000 each
Up to eight Honorable Mentions

Entry Fee
None

Entries
The form of a drawn design proposal, a policy paper, an essay, or an integrative plan

Timetable
Winners Announced: February, 2016
Exhibition Opening + Publication: March or Early April, 2016

Organizer
Town of Dewitt, City of Syracuse

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