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Media Mentions

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


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.


A group of nine ambitious UB graduate students are putting the final touches on a plan and presentation they will give to the Route 16 Corridor Community Partnership, a non-profit organization designed to breathe life back into the area's struggling economy by promoting its tourism opportunities.


Samina Raja, associate professor of urban and regional planning in the School of Architecture and Planning, is a community-based scholar whose work continues to earn national visibility and prestige in the fields of food security planning and community health.


Kid Corridor zones, student safety education and detailed maps of safe walking and bicycling routes are among the recommendations made by University at Buffalo graduate students in the Department of Urban and Regional planning to encourage students in the Williamsville Central School District (WCSD) to get out of cars and off buses and ride and walk to school instead.