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4/9/17
An article about concerns by the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority about the impact of moving the bus terminal from its location on Ellicott Street to the new train station either near the existing bus facility or at the Central Terminal quotes Robert Shibley, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, who said every concept the local committee is now considering incorporates the bus and train stations. “This is a group that has a vision for the future of rail and intermodal service,” he said. “The question is how far we make the step in that direction. We’re now in the process of informing that decision as best we can.”
4/6/17
A story on Time Warner Cable News about the closing of the Huntley Power Plant and its impact on the Town of Tonawanda and Ken-Ton School District reports the UB Regional Institute is helping the town and participating groups form a concrete plan to attract businesses, and interviews Bart Roberts, associate director of research and faculty engagement. "Really, the end deliverable here is an economic development plan that the town, as well as other public-private and non-profit partners, can use as a decision-making tool as well as a resource for the types of investments to focus on," he said.
3/28/17
An article on whether to locate Buffalo’s proposed new train station in the Central Terminal stated that Robert Shibley, dean of the UB’s School of Architecture and Planning, and the committee's facilitator, spoke at a meeting concerning the new station.
3/28/17
An article on PRI’s The World about the future of advanced technology and clean energy, and what it could mean to Buffalo’s economy, interviews Robert Shibley, dean of the UB School of Architecture and Planning, who said the data show that Buffalo is moving in the right direction and has had more than three years of month-after-month job growth. "Not since World War II have we seen that. So that's something to be really positive about. We see number of firms, number of employees, wages, all ticking up for the first time in decades," he said. 
3/27/17
An article on 6sqft.com, a New York City architecture blog, reports on the winner of Metals in Construction magazine’s 2017 Design Challenge, and notes that Emboss Tower, a project submitted by Jin Young Song, assistant professor of architecture, was one of five runners-up in the competition.
3/21/17
WBFO-FM reports on the ongoing debate on where to locate a new train station in Buffalo. The report mentions Robert Shibley, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, who is facilitating the station planning committee’s discussions.
3/11/17
An article in the Pittsburgh Tribune reports on “A Second Home,” an architectural wonderland created by Dennis Maher, clinical assistant professor of architecture in the School of Architecture and Planning, that re-imagines the environment as a house and is on display in a row house owned by the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh. “Houses are magical spaces, activated by memories, dreams and desires,” he said. “For this project, I wanted to intensify the house's real and fictitious attributes, promoting the discovery of its many mysterious pieces and layers.”
3/10/17
An article in the Christian Science Monitor about preliminary budget documents that suggest the Trump administration is considering cutting $6 billion in funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development interviews Robert Silverman, professor of urban and regional planning in the UB School of Architecture and Planning, who said there has been longtime bipartisan support for many of HUD’s programs and part of that is pragmatic. “I wouldn’t imagine that there would be broad-based support in Congress for just cutting the budget drastically,” he said. “Every Congressman has constituents that they’re trying to maintain their level of funding for.” The article also appeared on Yahoo News.An article in Washington Monthly about the decline in the number of black-owned businesses and what it means to American democracy reports many in the beauty and hair care industry were acquired by white-owned businesses and quotes Robert Silverman, professor of urban and regional planning. Funds that once were channeled into research and development for black-owned businesses now were accrued as profits by the larger firms, he said.
3/3/17
Rob Silverman, professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Development, co-authored the article “Affordable housing hard to solve in Nashville” in The Tennessean. “What is happening in Nashville is a combination of government and market failure,” according to the article. “Like most cities, Nashville leaders have pursued an urban growth strategy without adequate safeguards, like inclusionary zoning and other set-asides for affordable housing.”
3/1/17
An article in Washington Monthly about the decline in the number of black-owned businesses and what it means to American democracy reports many in the beauty and hair care industry were acquired by white-owned businesses and quotes Robert Silverman, professor of urban and regional planning. Funds that once were channeled into research and development for black-owned businesses now were accrued as profits by the larger firms, he said.

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