Center for the Urban Environment
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.
Dreaming the future of Onondaga Creek grounded in community, science, and ecology. The goal of the project is to develop a community-based revitalization plan for the Onondaga Creek Watershed. Onondaga Creek Working Group members live or work throughout the Onondaga Creek watershed, from the Inner Harbor to the Tully Mudboils.
We invite you to learn more about ESF's programs for middle and high school students and teachers in the Syracuse City School District and others. ESF Outreach's programs enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning and teacher professional development. Our programs also extend the findings of ESF's ULTRA project to the greater Syracuse community.
Undergraduate and graduate students work with Andy Saunders in a team approach to improve ecological and science literacy by promoting conservations education and CNY natural history through trails, teacher workshops, science education modules, natural history posters and pocket guides, and special presentations. Corcoran High School, Ed Smith Elementary School, DeWitt’s Ryder Park Butternut Trail, North Syracuse’s Sleeth Park, Centers for Nature Education at Baltimore Woods, Beaver Lake Nature Center, Clark Reservation State Park are some of the local sites where programs are offered and/or trails constructed.