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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.

2/11/14

With help from the Center for Urban Studies, a group of Buffalo eighth-graders earned a top 5 showing in the annual Future City Competition, which asks children across the country to plan a futuristic metropolis.

2/3/14

Read more about the groundbreaking research being conducted by the Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab in The Spectrum, UB's independent student newspaper.

1/29/14

The two research and policy centers were commissioned by the Industrial Development Agencies (IDAs) of Erie County and the Town of Amherst to assess current and projected demand for senior rental housing and to better inform related economic development policy in Erie County.

1/27/14

When you think of the Rust Belt, glossy neighborhoods with rocketing rents may not be the first images to jump to mind. But gentrification — and concerns about rising prices — are problems even in places like Buffalo and Detroit, says University at Buffalo researcher Robert Silverman.

1/21/14

Daniel B. Hess, associate professor of urban and regional planning and director of the Estonia study abroad program, offers an account of the three-week summer course that immerses students in Estonian culture as they study the evolution of the built environment and contemporary urban planning in Europe.

1/9/14

Ahmad Zaki is a professor of architecture at Kabul University. But in upstate New York, thousands of miles from home, he is filling a different role: that of a student of urban planning.

12/19/13

Samina Raja, associate professor of urban and regional planning and an internationally regarded food systems researcher, has won the 2014 William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning.

10/30/13

A series of Community Congress workshops to take place across the region Nov. 12-16 is just one of many forums One Region Forward has convened to involve citizens in building a plan for a more sustainable Buffalo Niagara. The School of Architecture and Planning's UB Regional Institute/Urban Design Project is playing a key support role for the collaborative planning effort. 

10/30/13

Department of Urban and Regional Planning faculty members Robert Mark Silverman and Li Yin, along with Kelly Patterson, assistant professor of social work at UB, have been awarded federal funding to develop an analytic tool for affordable housing development in shrinking cities. 

10/30/13

Kathryn Bryk Friedman of the UB Regional Institute, an expert on the Canada-U.S. relationship and transboundary policy, has been named a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

10/22/13

Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., PhD, professor of urban and regional planning, is among a distinguished group of individuals being inducted into the Service Honor Roll of the Urban Affairs Association, an international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers, and public service professionals.

9/10/13

On September 17, Samina Raja, associate professor of urban and regional planning, will deliver a keynote on the leadership role of SUNY campuses in promoting sustainable, campus-wide food systems as part of the 2013 SUNY Sustainability Conference, hosted by UB.