A new online interface for the school's journal of student work documents the creative evolution of projects over the course of the year. The blog was developed by Randy Fernando, the 2017-18 Brunkow Fellow and editor of Intersight 20.
The roots of medical disparities is a theme of a new course at UB's Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. “Health in the Neighborhood” was developed in collaboration with urban plannning professor Henry Louis Taylor of the Center for Urban Studies.
A multidisciplinary group of students will receive funding for a pilot program that will bring farmers in rural India together to share and learn advanced techniques, have increased access to land, and connect with established support organizations.
A glorious "moonbow," or lunar rainbow, would shine over Niagara Falls during full moons - if it weren't for light pollution. An editorial published by Ernest Sternberg argues a binational effort to dim the lights could create something beautiful, and invigorate tourism.
The UB Innovation Exchange 2018 – the first in a series of annual events on the emerging workplace – recently convened more than 80 industry leaders at One World Trade Center in New York City in an interactive workshop setting to consider the field’s most disruptive trends.
A story on WIVB-TV reports on a short documentary directed by Gregory Delaney, clinical assistant professor of architecture, that showcases Buffalo’s architecture and is now being shown in Venice, Italy, and looks at how the UB School of Architecture and Planning has been shaped by the city it resides in. "What we're doing is taking Buffalo to Venice, and inviting people to experience the city, and begin to understand a bit of the complexity of Buffalo," he said. "One woman I recall, she actually stayed in the room 45 minutes, watched it three times all the way through, and knew nothing about Buffalo and was really just taken with the images of the city and had an interest in the sites captured. It's been a really rewarding experience."
An article on Archinect News reports on a new documentary at the Venice Architecture Biennale that showcases how students in the UB School of Architecture and Planning are learning from and rebuilding the City of Buffalo. The article notes that UB students and faculty are becoming an integral part of Buffalo’s renaissance, whether working with local refugee entrepreneurs or revitalizing local fabrication and industry, with students using the city itself as a laboratory, deeply embedding themselves in the community and the challenges it faces. The article includes a short video that was shown at the exhibition. The article also appeared on SeriouslyArchitecture.com.
An article on Railway Technology looks at whether free public transit makes sense economically and interviews Daniel Hess, associate professor of urban and regional planning in the UB School of Architecture and Planning. “Although it would be valuable for transport managers in other cities to learn about this experience,” he said, “the Tallinn fare-free public transport program provides scant transferable evidence about how such a program can operate outside of a politicized context, which was crucial to its implementation in Estonia.”
An article on Canada’s National Post reports on Sky House on Stoney Lake, a holiday house in Ontario designed by Julia Jamrozik, assistant professor of architecture, and Coryn Kempster, adjunct assistant professor of architecture, both in the UB School of Architecture and Planning. “The quality of the daylight in the upper volume is beautiful; it’s an indoor space that really feels like the outdoors,” Jamrozik said. “And the fact that we were able to embed these playful moments into the design also makes it a success; these things make the experience of the house memorable and fun for this family.” Articles also appeared in the news outlets that include the Windsor Star, Regina Leader-Post and Ottawa Citizen.
Venice experience includes two weeks of intensive site visits and hands on investigations in urbanism throughout Italy's city of canals. The program concludes with a workshop at the U.S. Pavilion of the Venice Architecture Biennale.
While public engagement for planning often invites one and all to participate, this day-long workshop asks participants to come with subject matter knowledge and expertise relevant to the task at hand.