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Urban and Regional Planning

8/11/14

Jordan Geiger, Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture, explores the spatial possibilities of the “Phantom Tollbooth Plazas” in new journal published by Columbia University

7/30/14

UB's School of Architecture and Planning and School of Social Work are partnering with a national poverty organization in sponsoring a conference on policy and programmatic reponses to poverty at the local, national and global scale.

 

7/10/14

Reducing one’s carbon footprint. Becoming comfortable with public transit. Exploring Buffalo. Those are some of the findings of a study, led by Daniel B. Hess, associate professor of urban and regional planning, which examined a pilot program that offered Metro Rail use to UB students, faculty and staff.

7/3/14

The 2014 AIA National Convention was the setting for "Buffalo in Chicago," a celebratory gathering of alumni, friends, current students and Buffalo School leaders in honor of Dean Robert Shibley, a 2014 recipient of the AIA's Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture.

6/13/14

Beth Tauke, associate professor of architecture and associate dean for academic affairs, has been awarded the President Emeritus and Mrs. Meyerson Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring in recognition of her service to students over the past three decades.

6/4/14

More than 1,200 planners, urbanists, architects and leaders of the emerging cities movement are in Buffalo this week for the Congress for New Urbanism’s national conference, and faculty members and students from UB's School of Architecture and Planning will be among those leading the conversation.

5/28/14

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has cited the University at Buffalo as a national best practice for its community outreach and development efforts in downtown Buffalo and its surrounding neighborhoods. Among the model programs highlighted by HUD were several planning efforts being led by the Buffalo School and its Center for Urban Studies, UB Regional Institute and Urban Design Project.

5/19/14

Two UB architecture faculty members have won internationally-prominent lifetime achievement awards for their “significant and lasting” contributions to environmental design research, practice and teaching.

5/12/14

The Buffalo School has announced two recipients of its 2014 Dean's Medal in recognition of their extraordinary accomplishments in our professions.

5/12/14

Urban planning students from UB's School of Architecture and Planning will present findings from their semester-long study of Niagara Falls' Main Street and Niagara Gorge Corridors to members of the public on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

5/5/14

Robert G. Shibley, dean of UB’s School of Architecture and Planning, is being recognized by the American Institute Architects New York State for his design influence on public architecture across the state.

3/31/14

The School of Architecture and Planning is now offering two new programs in historic preservation: A master of science in architecture degree, and an 18-credit advanced certificate program.

3/17/14

This spring, concerned regional citizens can gain practical skills to mobilize their ideas into community action by enrolling in Citizen Planning School, a free resource being offered through a federally-funded planning initiative.

2/25/14

Communities looking to broaden access to healthy food and sustain local farms and food production have a new resource: www.GrowingFoodConnections.org, a repository of information on food systems planning.

2/24/14

As the 2014 recipient of the 2014 William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning, Samina Raja recently participated in the Dale Prize Colloquium at Cal Poly Pomona.

2/21/14

Dean Robert Shibley will receive the American Institute of Architects’ prestigious Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture, honoring his leadership in design advoacy through more than 40 years of public service as a practitioner, teacher and scholar. Citing Shibley's planning and design efforts in Buffalo, the award puts the region in the national spotlight.

2/11/14

Urban planning faculty members Daniel Hess and Hiroaki Hata, along with professor and department chair Ernest Sternberg, recently published their collaborative exploration of issues of urban and suburban vitality through the lens of pedestrian pathways in neighborhoods.

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.

12/12/13

The Buffalo School recently held the inaugural convening of its Dean’s Council, a leadership group of distinguished alumni and top practitioners from across the U.S. that will work to raise the school’s global profile, build its network of support and forge new connections with the professions. 

12/3/13

The School of Architecture and Planning was among a group of top U.S. architecture schools singled out for their state-of-the-art fabrication facilities by the University College Dublin as it develops a new shop for its College of Engineering & Architecture.

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11/12/13

Over the past two decades, hundreds of students participating in the School of Architecture and Planning’s Habitat for Humanity program have raised 56 homes across Buffalo, gaining hands-on experience in building and construction and rebuilding entire neighborhoods along the way.

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.

10/30/13

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. 

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10/22/13

Dean Robert G. Shibley, who led the master planning process for Buffalo’s comprehensive plan and downtown plan, shares his thoughts on the Rust Belt city’s rebirth.

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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.

10/1/13

Robert G. Shibley, professor and dean of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, has received the American Institute of Architects New York State (AIANYS) 2013 Educator Award.

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.

9/9/13

Urban and regional planning faculty member Robert Mark Silverman joins with Kelly Patterson from UB's School of Social Work on two recent publications, addressing fair housing policy and the role of schools in urban community development.

New faculty at the School of Architecture and Planning
9/6/13

The School of Architecture and Planning welcomes five new faculty members this fall in architecture and urban and regional planning.

9/2/13

Urban and regional planning faculty member Harry Warren, along with architecture faculty members Hiro Hata and Michael Williams, all of H+W Studio, have been retained as part of a team to design several facilities for the Canalside development project on the Buffalo waterfront.

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8/15/13

Jiyoung Park, assistant professor of urban and regional planning, has received one of three  2013 UB Young Investigator Awards. This Exceptional Scholar Award celebrates a recent superior achievement of a scholar in his/her field of study that distinguishes the recipient as an up-and-coming scholar. 

7/8/13

Henry Louis Taylor Jr., professor of urban and regional planning, discussed the relationship of supplier diversity to community wealth and the regeneration of distressed communities at a recent conference sponsored by True Blue Inclusion, a research and consultantcy supporting diversity leaders across the U.S.

Subhashni Raj with selection committee members Samina Raja and Kami Pothukuchi
6/28/13

Fulbright scholar and climate activist Subhashni Raj, who just completed her master of urban planning at the University at Buffalo, will start her PhD at UB this fall as the first recipient of the university’s Jerome L. Kaufman Doctoral Fellowship for the study of food systems planning.

Food Policy Summit
6/20/13

 Local food systems advocates, including Samina Raja, associate professor or urban and regional planning, and members of her Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab, have championed the need for a Food Policy Council for a number of years.

6/13/13

The project for seventh-graders at Futures Academy is part of the Center for Urban Studies' Community as Classroom initiative, which helps students at the Buffalo school learn about urban planning and solve real-world problems through hands-on projects.

Gary Jastrzab receives APA award
5/31/13

A graduate of the Buffalo School's urban and regional planning program recently helped to receive a 2013 National Planning Excellence Award for Philadelphia’s Integrated Planning and Zoning Process at the American Planning Association Conference in Chicago.

Samina Raja
5/28/13

Five-year grant extends research Raja has conducted in Buffalo and Western New York and deliver the tools of food system planning to 20 communities across the U.S.

Student receives award at the 41st Commencement ceremony of the School of Architecture and Planning
5/14/13

Congratulations to this year's student award winners. Graduate and undergraduate students in architecture and planning are recognized for academic excellence through our annual Award's Day celebration and at Commencement.

Senior BA Environmental Design students tour the Richardson Complex in Buffalo
5/6/13

About 50 seniors in the School of Architecture and Planning's BA in Environmental Design program were recently treated to a rare glimpse inside the Richardson Olmsted Complex, the historic former mental hospital campus in Buffalo designed by noted American architect H. H. Richardson and father of landscape design Frederick Law Olmsted.

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4/29/13

Social entrepreneur and MUP grad Darren Cotton joins four other enterprising UB students in sharing their experience in starting a business or social enterprise.

Symposium participants
4/24/13

The School of Architecture and Planning partnered with UB's Confucius Institute in convening internationally renowned scholars in urban planning, political science and geography to consider the complex bureaucratic, political and economic forces shaping urbanization in China.

2/21/13

With help from two graduate students in the Center for Urban Studies, a team of 12 middle schoolers from the Buffalo Public Schools dreamed up the metropolis of Aqua Tractino for the Future City Competition.

Planning faculty help Buffalo middle school students build urban gardens through a summer camp
2/4/13

The Jerome L. Kaufman fellowship honors the intellectual legacy of Jerome L. Kaufman, FAICP, widely regarded as the “father of food systems planning.”

2/4/13

School's UB Regional Institute helps launch One Region Forward to build regional vision and plan for sustainable development in the Buffalo Niagara region

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1/28/13

Graduate students in the Master of Urban Planning program recently developed a conversation district plan for Buffalo's Fruit Belt neighborhood.

12/10/12

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

12/6/12

In addition to UB's leadership of the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council, the UB Regional Institute and Urban Design Project have played a central role in developing an investment plan for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s $1 billion pledge to Buffalo. 

10/15/12

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.

8/16/12

As part of a five-week Academic Summer Camp on Neighborhood Development, 23 middle school students from across Buffalo have been working on projects to improve the Perry Street community—home to nine of the campers.

6/11/12

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.


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6/4/12

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

3/22/12

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.

3/9/12

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.

1/20/12

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.


1/18/12

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.

7/21/11

“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.

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6/30/11

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.

12/15/10

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.

6/21/10

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.

12/18/09

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.

6/17/09

The City of Buffalo has received the 2009 Charter Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU), one of the foremost international advocates for the revival of cities, for an ensemble of plans produced by UB’s Urban Design Project.