MUP student Kristopher Walton came to Buffalo nearly two years ago to join the African Heritage Co-op's mission to extend food access to the East Side. It wasn't long after that he learned of UB's Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab and its Master of Urban Planning program.
Winning this year's Life Raft Debate, Henry Taylor convinced a panel of students that an urban planner would bring vital knowledge for rebuilding society, more so than a chemist, community health expert, literary scholar, or political scientist.
UB senior architecture students Boubacar Sow and Rion Codrington's proposal for "Black Dandy" channels gentrification toward middle- and high-income blacks with the object of diversifying the class profile of Buffalo's segregated East Side neighborhood.
UB's JiYoung Park, associate professor of urban planning, was among a group of leading scholars who led a critical discussion on climate change research at the Association Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) conference in Buffalo last October.