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Elevating Erie: Ideas Competition for a Biodiverse Boulevard

  • 14:10 - 2 December, 2015
Elevating Erie: Ideas Competition for a Biodiverse Boulevard
Elevating Erie: Ideas Competition for a Biodiverse Boulevard , Competition Open Call
Competition Open Call

Update: The deadline has been extended to January 4, 2016. 

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 through Central New York 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 connecting DeWitt to Syracuse.

Elevating Erie encourage entries from diverse disciplines to provide ideas that will:

  • Improve and stimulate a healthy urban corridor 
  • Increase biodiversity, leaf area index, habitat creation 
  • Establish recreation within the corridor 
  • Promote economic growth 
  • Develop multi-modal connectivity

The Town of Dewitt and the City of Syracuse invite designers and ecologists, students and experts from around the world to submit their ideas for a biodiverse, multi-modal urban transit corridor along Erie Boulevard East.

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Cite: "Elevating Erie: Ideas Competition for a Biodiverse Boulevard " 02 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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