The Center for Community Design Research
The Center for Community Design Research (CCDR) is an outreach program within SUNY ESF Department of Landscape Architecture. Working in partnership with communities, elected officials, agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and other academic programs, the CCDR provides technical assistance, educational programs, and research projects that build community capacity to manage sustainable futures.
The CCDR activities provide educational and research opportunities for community residents, students, faculty, and staff, and promote the design and planning professions through community education, modeling new ways of working, and disseminating research findings.
News & Updates - Summer '15
Onondaga Creekwalk Existing Use and Conditions Study - Maren King and graduate student Kyle Volz worked through mid-Summer 2015 on the Onondaga Creek Existing Use and Conditions Study. The purpose of the study was to investigate and document the existing use and conditions of the Onondaga Creekwalk, including patterns of use, what is working well and what are the challenges and opportunities. The results can be used to inform design, management and maintenance decisions to help ensure that the Creekwalk provides positive community impacts. The draft study will be available through the CCDR website in the near future.
Frazer School: Learning about Landscape Architecture - Graduate student Sara Reinstein spent 3 weeks in early summer developing and directing lesson plans to introduce landscape architecture and the design process to K-6 students at Syracuse's Frazer School. Her involvement culminated in a exhibit of student designs for the school playground.