A competition to reimagine the New York State Canal System
The New York Power Authority and the New York State Canal Corporation, under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s leadership, are looking for visionary, implementable concepts and initiatives that promote the Canal System’s heritage, foster economic development and tourism, and improve the Canal System’s long-term financial sustainability.
To address the challenges and opportunities facing the Canal System, the Competition seeks visionary ideas for physical infrastructure projects as well as programming initiatives that promote:
the Canal System as a tourist destination and recreational asset
sustainable economic development along the canals and beyond
the heritage and historic values of the Canal System
the long-term financial sustainability of the Canal System
Solutions that recognize the Canal System’s historic ties to its communities while enhancing its long-term financial sustainability are of particular interest. Ideas that consider a specific section of the Canal System are encouraged, though submissions may also be site-specific or address the Canal System in its entirety.