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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.

8/21/17

Two faculty additions will advance the school's rich traditions in teaching and research that situate design and planning in their social, political and historical contexts.  

8/10/17

Architecture professor Nick Rajkovich shares urban planning and design adaptations as cities face more frequent and extreme high-heat events.

8/3/17
In Ghana, a newborn child receives the names of both parents, which are often aspirations for the child’s future. Dr. Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah, the most recent faculty hire for the UB School of Architecture and Planning, is on a path to live up to his father’s name, Boamah, Helper of Nations.
8/1/17

Architecture professor Korydon Smith says health care reform and America's aging infrastructure should be part of the same debate.

7/10/17
Until three years ago Juweria Dahir (BA ’15) knew no one in Buffalo other than her husband and his family. Now she is more deeply immersed in the workings of this city, and in the lives and fortunes of its people, than most native-born residents. 
7/10/17

For Samina Raja and members of the Food Lab at UB, food systems planning is a pursuit of equity and social justice for the people who have long been disenfranchised by traditional planning—the poor, people of color, immigrants and refugees.

6/13/17

Among the 11 awards presented at the 2017 WNYAPA awards ceremony, six were given to individuals or projects representing students, faculty and alumni of the School of Architecture and Planning.  

6/1/17
To develop their winning idea at this year’s Global Innovation Challenge, team United Youth looked to their own individual experiences for inspiration.
5/23/17
Robert Silverman, professor of urban planning, has been elected chair of the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) Governing Board. UAA is the international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers and public service professionals.
5/22/17

One has spent the past 12 years helping to rebuild Ground Zero. The other applies the tools of urban planning to help fight epidemics from Ethiopia to Afghanistan. Both are alums of the School of Architecture and Planning and among this year’s winners of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the UB Alumni Association.

6/3/16

Imagine redesigning a city in only 2 days. That’s exactly what American and Estonian students did recently as part of a summer study abroad program in Estonia under the direction of urban and regional planning faculty member Daniel B. Hess.

4/22/16
Madelaine Britt, whose family roots fueled a fierce commitment to urban revitalization activism, became the University at Buffalo’s first Harry S. Truman Scholar today, an honor UB officials say is the country’s most prestigious academic honor available to undergraduates.