Media Mentions

3/26/18
An article on Railway Technology looks at whether free public transit makes sense economically and interviews Daniel Hess, associate professor of urban and regional planning in the UB School of Architecture and Planning. “Although it would be valuable for transport managers in other cities to learn about this experience,” he said, “the Tallinn fare-free public transport program provides scant transferable evidence about how such a program can operate outside of a politicized context, which was crucial to its implementation in Estonia.”
3/3/18
An article on Canada’s National Post reports on Sky House on Stoney Lake, a holiday house in Ontario designed by Julia Jamrozik, assistant professor of architecture, and Coryn Kempster, adjunct assistant professor of architecture, both in the UB School of Architecture and Planning. “The quality of the daylight in the upper volume is beautiful; it’s an indoor space that really feels like the outdoors,” Jamrozik said. “And the fact that we were able to embed these playful moments into the design also makes it a success; these things make the experience of the house memorable and fun for this family.” Articles also appeared in the news outlets that include the Windsor Star, Regina Leader-Post and Ottawa Citizen.
2/27/18
An article on Thrillist, an online travel and entertainment news outlet, about why the best time to visit an Olympic city is after the Games are over interviews Robert Shibley, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning and an expert in urban revitalization. “If you use the Games to do what your already existing regional and architectural plans call for, then you’re using the games as a catalyst to really make your city better,” he said.
2/13/18
An article on Energy News Network features the research of Nicholas Rajkovich, assistant professor of architecture in the UB School of Architecture and Planning, who used a bicycle-based mobile weather station to identify multiple urban heat islands in Cleveland – literal hot spots within the city where temperatures can be several degrees warmer than surrounding areas – to help inform officials about how the city and county can make sure its people and infrastructure are prepared for climate change. The article includes a video produced by UB about his research.
2/13/18
An article about the success of the Reddy bikeshare program, the use-it-as-you-go bicycle network that recorded 26,514 trips in 2017, up from 11,986 in 2016, reports that its partnerships with UB and other local organizations contributed to the growth. An article also appeared on Buffalo Rising.
2/13/18
An article on Crain’s Cleveland Business features the research of Nicholas Rajkovich, assistant professor of architecture in the UB School of Architecture and Planning, who used a bicycle-based mobile weather station to identify multiple urban heat islands in Cleveland – literal hot spots within the city where temperatures can be several degrees warmer than surrounding areas – to help inform officials about how the city and county can make sure its people and infrastructure are prepared for climate change.
2/13/18
An article on Crain’s Cleveland Business features the research of Nicholas Rajkovich, assistant professor of architecture in the UB School of Architecture and Planning, who used a bicycle-based mobile weather station to identify multiple urban heat islands in Cleveland – literal hot spots within the city where temperatures can be several degrees warmer than surrounding areas – to help inform officials about how the city and county can make sure its people and infrastructure are prepared for climate change.
2/1/18
An article in Metropolis magazine reports Stephanie Davidson, visiting assistant professor of architecture, and Georg Rafailidis, associate professor of architecture, have been named to the list of Emerging Voices awardees by the Architectural League of New York. Articles also appeared on ArchDaily and The Architect’s Newspaper.
1/25/18
A story on WIVB-TV reports students from UB’s Prosperity Scholars program traveled to the Michigan Avenue African-American Heritage Corridor Thursday to learn about the people who have lived in the neighborhoods and shaped the city, and interviews Kelley Mosher, a graduate student in urban planning. “One of the interesting things I learned from today’s panel is that some people might look, from the surface level, they have the same background but they all have different stories to tell,” she said.
1/25/18
A story on WIVB-TV about progress being made on the Bailey Green neighborhood improvement project notes that an urban planning team from UB has been involved in the efforts.