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Our research endeavors engage a broad range of issues related to our built environment and its social, political and environmental contexts.

From the studio to the community, our faculty and students engage diverse academic and professional partnerships to produce innovative scholarship and design-based research. 

3/3/15

Eight communities across the country will receive training and assistance to link family farmers and local residents who lack access to healthy food.

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.

2/3/14

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.

10/15/14

New study led by Samina Raja, associate professor of urban and regional planning, outlines seven factors that led one of America’s poorest cities to embrace farming, urban chickens and more.

9/30/14

Kathryn Bryk Friedman of the UB Regional Institute, a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center and a professor of law and policy, has been appointed to a prominent SUNY fellowship program to foster research collaborations across the state campus system.

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.

2/16/15

Dozens of regional partners will meet on Feb. 25 to discuss how we can make Erie County a great place to live for everyone

2/5/15

A group of Buffalo Public Schools students are responsible for the award-winning idea that claimed a regional prize as the “Most Inspiring Essay” in the 2014 Future City Competition, sponsored by DiscoverE, the philanthropic arm of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NPSE).

10/7/14

A mural honoring the Fruit Belt that was created by dozens of Buffalo Public School students working with the Center for Urban Studies was recently unveilved as part of the renaming ceremony of Public School No. 37.

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.

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