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Our faculty are frequently called upon to inform critical issues facing the world today. See the latest faculty and school mentions in the press.


Alum Continues to Build Up University Heights Tool Library After Laying Foundation as a Student in the MUP Program


The Larkin District was one of seven projects across the U.S. recognized by the Environmental Proection Agency for its "Smart Growth Achievement."


The UB Regional Institute and 20 other U.S. and Canadian universities and institutions will join forces to propose a set of long-term research and policy priorities to help protect and restore the Great Lakes and train the next generation of scientists, attorneys, planners and policy specialists who will study them.


Recent MUP grad is one of 18 fellows selected, will receive four months of intensive initial training beginning, followed by two years of ongoing advanced training and professional organizer development.


The School of Architecture and Planning has announced that it will launch a new doctoral program in urban and regional planning.


Daniel Hess, associate professor of urban and regional planning, is among the seven faculty members, three librarians and six staff members to receive 2012 SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence.


Eight graduate students in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning have spent months mining the complex network of activities, actors and resources that enable the production, processing, wholesaling, distribution, consumption and disposal of the food in Erie County.


Matthew Wattles, a senior in the environmental design program, and his planning team -- the only Americans among students from around the world to have participated -- were the winners of the 13th session of the International Winter University (WU) competition, held at Baikal International Winter University of Urban Planning Design from Feb. 11 to March 4 in Irkutsk, Russia.


The Center for Urban Studies has joined itself to a massive effort: a proposal by the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority to restructure, redevelop and rehabilitate downtown Buffalo's seriously declining Commodore Perry neighborhood and turn it into the vibrant, sustainable community it once was.


Samuel W. Rose, a graduate student in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, has published an article on Native American governance bodies in the journal Nonprofit Policy Forum.


“Olmsted in Buffalo and Niagara,” the first history and guidebook written about the visionary landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and the remarkable park systems he designed in Western New York at the end of the 19th century, has been published by the Urban Design Project, School of Architecture and Planning.


The UB Regional Institute, known for its cutting-edge policy research, and the Urban Design Project (UDP), a key contributor to planning and place-making efforts throughout the region, are joining forces.