Staten Island, New York
ECOSYSTEM PLANNING AND DESIGN
eDesign Dynamics worked with Biohabitats, Inc. and James Corner Field Operations to assist with New York City’s master plan to transform Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island into a City park.
eDesign Dynamics developed programming recommendations for the South Park area within Fresh Kills in the interest of advancing park goals for conservation, habitat enhancement, and corridor connectivity. The vision for South Park, as set forth in the City’s master plan, was to establish large natural settings and active recreational spaces, including soccer fields, mountain biking pathways and nature trails.
For a comparative review of wetland systems and vegetation communities in the context of the overall existing landscape types at South Park, eDesign Dynamics assisted in developing a rating system for natural area and conservation value. The intent was to comparatively rate existing wetland and upland systems to prioritize conservation areas.
CLIENTS AND PARTNERS
New York City Department of City Planning
James Corner Field Operations