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Department of Urban and Regional Planning Faculty

Alan Dewart
6/19/14
Alfred Price
6/19/14
Professor Price’s research overlaps his professional practice and public service interests, and is concerned primarily with housing for low-income households.
Ashima Krishna
6/19/14
Ashima Krishna is an architect, historic preservation planner and educator. Her research focuses on three broad areas related to cultural heritage and its preservation: the management of historic urban landscapes in developing countries like India, issues in adaptively reusing religious historic structures and landscapes, and contemporary problems with world heritage sites in the developing world.  
Bumjoon Kang
6/19/14
Kang's research focuses on the relationships between built environments and health behaviors and outcomes.
Dan Hess
9/2/14
Central to Dr. Hess’ research agenda is interpreting how the built environment of cities (and the public policies that support this form) influences travel behavior. 
Ernest Sternberg
6/19/14
Dr. Sternberg’s current work is on the ethics of complex decision making to avert disasters, whether from terrorism or natural or technological hazards.
G. William Page
6/19/14
Dr. Page’s research focuses on a variety of issues related to environmental planning, which involves the study of how to use the planning process to minimize the negative effects of the natural environment on humans and of human settlements on the natural environment.
Harry Warren
6/19/14
A graduate of The University of Detroit School of Architecture in 1976, He was in Private practice for over 30 years.
Henry Louis Taylor, Jr.
6/19/14
Dr.  Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. research focuses on a historical and contemporary analysis of distressed urban neighborhoods, social isolation and race and class issues among people of color, especially African Americans and Latinos.  Within this framework, Taylor’s research also focuses on these issues in Cuba, the Caribbean Islands and Latin America.  Lastly, Taylor is concerned with the redevelopment of shrinking cities and metropolitan cities, with a focus on social, economic and racial justice.
Hiro Hata
6/19/14
Associate Professor Hiroaki Hata holds a post-professional degree in urban design from Harvard University and a Master of Architecture degree from Washington University.
12/17/14
Masters in Urban Planning (M.U.P.) - State University of New York at Buffalo. 1999.
JiYoung Park
9/24/14
Dr. Park’s research interests are urban economics and transportation modeling as applied to natural and man-made environmental and security problems.
Kerry Traynor
6/19/14
Kerry Traynor has been working in the field of historic preservation for over 20 years. Professor Traynor has a diverse background including work in the private and public sectors, as well as in academia.
Li Yin
9/11/14
My research focuses on practical applications of spatial models, joining amenity and location theory with applied GIS and simulation methods to explore the complexity and dynamic processes of urban systems for environmental planning, urban design, and sustainable development.
Robert Shibley, FAIA, AICP
6/19/14
Robert G. Shibley, Dean of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, is an internationally renowned scholar and practitioner in architecture, planning and urban design. 
Robert Silverman
10/8/14
Dr. Silverman's research focuses on the non-profit sector, the role of community-based organizations in urban neighborhoods, education reform, shrinking cities, and inequality in inner city housing markets. 
Sam Cole
12/17/14
Before joining the Department of Environmental Planning and Design at UB in 1983, Professor Sam Cole worked in a wide variety of national and international positions in national, urban, and regional planning. 
Samina Raja
9/2/14
Dr. Raja’s research focuses on planning and design for sustainable food systems and healthy communities.
So-Ra Baek
12/17/14
So-Ra Baek's primary research areas of interest include the connection between public health and the built environment and the role of race/ethnicity and acculturation in the relationship between physical activity and neighborhood design. 
Stephen P. Fitzmaurice
12/17/14
Currently teaching Strategies of Property Management, Stephen Fitzmaurice has been a property management professional over 30 years. 
William Murray
6/19/14
Adjunct Instructor
Department of Urban and Regional Planning