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Research Centers

students at work

Students and faculty in the Center for Urban Studies examine planning issues with community partners.

The School of Architecture and Planning is home to five internationally-regarded research centers through which students learn, work and collaborate with faculty and community partners. 

Collage of IDeA Center projects and research
The Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center) focuses on research, development, education, dissemination, and design projects related to universal design.
The Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies (CAST) focuses on the evolving and growing implications of new technologies within the built environment: social, political, ecological and material.
ubri/urban design project
The UB Regional Institute/Urban Design Project is a major research enterprise for the School of Architecture and Planning.
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The Food Systems Planning and Healthy Community Lab is dedicated to studying the role of planning and policy in facilitating sustainable food systems and healthy communities. 
perry choice
The Center for Urban Studies is a research and service entity seeking solutions to the problems facing central cities and metropolitan regions.