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9/19/17
It was show-and-tell time for UB’s Communities of Excellence last week as members of the research institutes that have been impacting our world for the past two years gathered for their annual progress review.
9/14/17

With Hurricane Irma leading to massive closures - including hospitals - urban planning professor Daniel B. Hess, an expert on emergecy planning infrastructure, explores the intensive work that goes into hospital planning for catastrophic events.

9/13/17
Students took everyday items - plywood palettes and garbage totes - and turned them into neighborhood beatification projects for their own communities through a Center for Urban Studies summer camp program.
9/8/17

Preservation efforts must be galvanized; they require mobilization, time and resources. Preservation planner and UB professor Kerry Traynor was one of five architecture experts who answered the question: What’s one American structure you wish had been saved?

Media Mentions

9/12/17
An article in the Smithsonian about America’s lost structures includes a piece by Kerry Traynor, clinical associate professor of urban and regional planning, who laments the loss of Buffalo’s Humboldt Parkway, which was torn up in the 1950s to make way for the Kensington Expressway. “The new highway displaced families, divided neighborhoods by race and income and caused property values to plummet,” she writes.
8/31/17
An article in Canadian Architect highlights a colorful display created by Julia Jamrozik, assistant professor of architecture, and her design partner Coryn Kempster called “Vertical Line Garden,” which is featured as part of this year’s International Garden Festival, a series of installations on display at historic Redford Gardens in Quebec.
8/31/17
An article in The Conversation about America’s lost structures includes a piece by Kerry Traynor, clinical associate professor of urban and regional planning, who laments the loss of Buffalo’s Humboldt Parkway, which was torn up in the 1950s to make way for the Kensington Expressway. “The new highway displaced families, divided neighborhoods by race and income and caused property values to plummet,” Traynor said. The article also was published on the Los Angeles Times, via the Associated Press. 
8/29/17
An article on Truthout, a nonprofit progressive news organization, about how the large-scale privatization of New Orleans’ schools perpetuates inequality interviews Robert Silverman, professor of urban and regional planning, who said for-profit spin-offs of nonprofit housing initiatives are becoming more common, but profit incentives also raise concerns about “mission drift.” "The other side of it is, when the nonprofit starts dabbling in these for-profit ventures, it opens up arguments that can be made for why the people working for the nonprofit themselves should be given living wages," he said.

Events

6/7/17

June 7 - Oct. 29, 2017

The Wright's Larkin exhibition foregrounds the remarkable synergy between The Larkin Company and Frank Lloyd Wright, the period’s two most disruptive forces in their respective fields. Please join us for the opening reception on June 7 in UB's Hayes Hall; the exhibition runs through Oct. 29, 2017.

8/11/17

In context of today's political environment, we present architects, designers, urban planners, and researchers at work across boundaries – national borders, cultural lines, or disciplinary demarcations.

10/4/17

Oct. 4, 2017

Nader Tehrani's research targets material culture as the basis for speculation— exploring material properties, negotiating materials and their geometric predispositions and challenging the means and methods of building processes.

10/20/17

Oct. 20-22, 2017

This international conference will zero in on how and why the Buffalo region became the national capital for design, production and innovation in American Arts and Crafts.