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.
The documentary short produced by the School of Architecture and Planning for the Time Space Existence exhibition in Venice offers a poetic visual experience of the city’s urban context and the school’s complex relationship to it over the past five decades.
“You have, by this point, put your career on a vector,” Daniel B. Hess, UB associate professor and chair of urban planning told the Class of 2018 in his address to graduates. “However that vector may change… resilience and flexibility in your professional life are important. Do not limit yourself to a normal or expected routine. Become the main character in your own story."
The Society for the Advancement of Construction-Related Arts, founded by UB architecture professor Dennis Maher, will infuse the region's workforce with skilled craftspeople who can contribute to a range of construction jobs, including the the growing number of historic preservation projects happening throughout Buffalo.
Erin Sweeney, who will graduate this week with her Master of Urban Planning degree, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholar Research Award to advance her research in food systems planning in support of small-scale farmers in Singapore.
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.
An article on Thrillist, an online travel and entertainment news outlet, about why the best time to visit an Olympic city is after the Games are over interviews Robert Shibley, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning and an expert in urban revitalization. “If you use the Games to do what your already existing regional and architectural plans call for, then you’re using the games as a catalyst to really make your city better,” he said.
An article on Energy News Network features the research of Nicholas Rajkovich, assistant professor of architecture in the UB School of Architecture and Planning, who used a bicycle-based mobile weather station to identify multiple urban heat islands in Cleveland – literal hot spots within the city where temperatures can be several degrees warmer than surrounding areas – to help inform officials about how the city and county can make sure its people and infrastructure are prepared for climate change. The article includes a video produced by UB about his research.