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eLEVATING ERIE: EXHIBITION OF BIG IDEAS NOW OPEN

@ Erie Canal Museum, Syracuse

The City of Syracuse, the Town of DeWitt and the Erie Canal Museum Invite you to view an exhibition that showcases the entries of the Elevating Erie Ideas Competition. This jointly-sponsored competition and exhibition was made possible with funding from the New York State Department of State and the CNY Community Foundation. 

Visit: The Erie Canal Museum for hours and information

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Elevating Erie Winners Selected!

Thank you to all the teams for entering. We had nearly 70 submissions from 16 countries. After multiple rounds of judging the jury has selected and notified the winners of each category. Winning submissions as well as all of the entries can be viewed by clicking the button below. 


ELEVATING ERIE: AN IDEAS COMPETITION FOR THE BIODIVERSE BOULEVARD

 

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

 


Erie Canal Map, 1903