UB senior architecture students Boubacar Sow and Rion Codrington's proposal for "Black Dandy" channels gentrification toward middle- and high-income blacks with the object of diversifying the class profile of Buffalo's segregated East Side neighborhood.
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.
An article on Buffalo Rising about the Downtown Public Library’s Reading Park reports the library has been working with community groups, including students from the UB School of Architecture and Planning, to flesh out the design details and how visitors will interact with the park.
An article on e-Architect by Brian Carter, professor of architecture in the UB School of Architecture and Planning, looks at a new concert hall to be built in Russia and what it means in terms of social history. “That new concert hall planned for the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra in Yekaterinburg offers hope and is to be celebrated. While there may be hints of grand foyers they appear not to overshadow closed halls as with Garnier’s Paris Opera. Instead, plans for this new 1,600 seat concert hall spread out the audience so all are clearly on display while musicians play against a vast backdrop of the city,” he writes.
An article on Buffalo Rising looks at Better On Bailey: Infrastructure Plan, a design proposal by Matthew Straub, a student in the UB School of Architecture and Planning, that looks at streetscape designs for Bailey Avenue that will calm traffic, promote multi-modal transportation and create a people-friendly business corridor between Winspear and Kensington avenues.