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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.

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.

5/7/19

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. 

2/13/19
UB's JiYoung Park, associate professor of urban planning, was among a group of leading scholars who led a critical discussion on climate change research at the Association Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) conference in Buffalo last October.
1/23/19
Earlier this month students from the School of Architecture and Planning traveled to New York City to meet alumni and explore possible career paths across the professions.
12/17/18
UB urban planning professor and chair Daniel B. Hess is among a growing core of scholars at work on new research on a growing national issue: parking.
11/13/18
 A new report developed by UB urban planning students offers strategies for how Chautauqua County in New York can harness the food system for economic development and health.
10/22/18

"Intersight has always been about the student - what they do and how they do it. In Intersight 21, we will continue the conversation and explore how students conceive and conceptualize the idea." Kevin Turner, 2018-19 Brunkow Fellow and editor of Intersight 21

 

10/18/18
Governments across the U.S. and Canada have made strides in their food systems planning efforts, with many recognizing within the past decade that the issue of food insecurity is just as important as maintaining other public infrastructure like roads and water systems.