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2016 Earth Day Cleanup

EDR’s Syracuse staff participated in our local 2016 Earth Day Cleanup, organized by the Downtown Committee of Syracuse.  This is always a great event, and it continues to grow every year – a testament to both the spirit of our community and to the commitment of the Downtown Committee staff, who do such an excellent […]

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Elevating Erie

EDR’s Planning staff has been working with the Town of DeWitt and City of Syracuse on a coordinated effort to collect public input for the Elevating Erie Ideas Competition, which solicited proposals from around the world in an effort to re-think development patterns and transportation infrastructure along the Erie Boulevard East corridor.  The ideas submitted […]

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Visualizing Wind Power in Southern Vermont

The Stiles Brook Wind Farm is a proposed wind energy project under development by Iberdrola Renewables in the communities of Windham and Grafton in southern Vermont.  EDR Principals John Hecklau and Patrick Heaton recently supported Iberdrola’s project team at open houses to engage in dialogue with community members about the proposed project.  EDR’s viewshed analysis […]

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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Siting Conference

EDR Principals John Hecklau, Ben Brazell, and Pat Heaton will be attending the American Wind Energy Association Siting Conference on March 22-23, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina. Ben Brazell, our Director of Environmental Services, is speaking about Local Control vs. State Siting: Does it Even Matter? as part of a panel discussion. The conference program […]

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Mary Hejna_News Post

Welcome, Mary Hejna!

EDR is pleased to welcome our newest Studio member, Mary Hejna, to our Rochester office. Mary comes to EDR with a background in science, including a B.S. in Biology and postgraduate study in Ecology and Natural Resource Management and Landscape Architecture. She has previous experience in the field on ecological restoration, floristic quality assessment and […]

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Town of Marcy Master Plan Update

EDR has been working with the Town of Marcy to update its 2009 Master Plan in light of developments at and around the emerging nanotechnology campus.  Our efforts began in mid-2015 with a series of three neighborhood meetings, and have continued through the drafting of revised Character Areas, an analysis of residential and commercial development […]

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2015 Honor Award and the “Golden Gnome”

On the heels of Jo Anne Gagliano’s award for Distinguished Practitioner, EDR was also honored (twice!) at the annual ASLA NY Upstate Chapter awards reception for our work on the Mirbeau Inn & Spa. This unique project was recognized by our colleagues across the industry with the Honor Award for Excellence in Built Design, as […]

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NYWEA Conference in NYC

EDR would like to thank the New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA) for hosting an exciting annual meeting in New York City from February 8-10.  Led by EDR’s President Jo Anne Gagliano, a team of dedicated EDR professionals participated in the three-day conference: Greg Liberman, EDR Senior Project Manager and Chair of the NYWEA Stormwater […]

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