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Media Mentions

Our faculty are frequently called upon to inform critical issues facing the world today. See the latest faculty and school mentions in the press.

7/19/19

A graduate studio that examined the feasibilty of innovation districts in Buffalo has earned a top award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.

7/9/19

Architecture professor Korydon Smith's efforts to build a more inclusive coffee value chain are supporting peace and economic opportunity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

6/18/19

New research by urban planning professor Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah explores a dual land tenure system in Ghana that dates back to British Colonial rule and has led to the exploitation of poor and vulnerable populations.

6/10/19
On May 17, 2019, more than 200 future architects, urban planners and real estate developers crossed the stage at UB's Center for the Arts to accept their hard-earned degrees. 
6/7/19

Former students and colleagues pay tribute to the beloved urban planning professor who retires after a 42-year career at the School of Architecture and Planning.

5/21/19
Working in consultation with high ranking planners from the City of Buffalo and real estate development professionals, Professor Ernest Sternberg’s MUP studio investigated the feasibility of locating an innovation district within the City of Buffalo.
5/14/19

This year’s class of eight Champions for Change have germinated action plans for initiatives as diverse as a tiny house movement on Buffalo’s East Side, a greenhouse to grow food year-round in Niagara Falls, and a community action group in the village of Springville.

5/14/19
“More architects and planners should be running for government,” says Town of Amherst Supervisor Brian Kulpa, who holds three degrees from the School of Architecture and Planning.
5/7/19

This year’s class of eight Champions for Change have germinated action plans for initiatives as diverse as a tiny house movement on Buffalo’s East Side, a greenhouse to grow food year-round in Niagara Falls, and a community action group in the village of Springville.

5/7/19

The project partners for the redesign of LaSalle Park say the groundwork laid by UB’s Regional Institute has been critical to the project.

2/21/19

Winning this year's Life Raft Debate, Henry Taylor convinced a panel of students that an urban planner would bring vital knowledge for rebuilding society, more so than a chemist, community health expert, literary scholar, or political scientist. 

2/18/19

As shared mobility systems and technologies advance, MUP students are working with the region's transportation planning agency to help municipalities plan for this changing landscape.