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ESF Students Present Housing Plan to City

Landscape Architecture Urban Design Studio

SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Students from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) will present a component of the city's comprehensive plan to the public this (Thursday) evening.

Undergraduates and master's students in the Faculty of Landscape Architecture spent the semester developing the housing component of the city's Comprehensive Plan. They worked with a steering committee that included elected officials, community members, non-profit agencies, and representatives from the mayor's office on the project.

Their work will be presented 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Common Council chambers.

The students examined the city's housing situation and developed goals and objectives, focusing on three areas:

  • Celebrating neighborhoods through art and festivals to enhance the neighborhoods' character and identity
  • Improving the physical environment through aggressive marketing of unique city housing opportunities and a comprehensive vacant properties strategy
  • Developing a new economic mechanism for market-rate housing

The students participated through a studio class in urban design. This is the third year ESF students have contributed to the city's Comprehensive Plan. In previous years, students developed a master plan for downtown Syracuse and a preservation plan for the city.

For more information, contact George W. Curry, distinguished teaching professor, 470-6552/6544.

Release No. 41, May 12, 2005

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