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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. 

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.

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.

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.

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).

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

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.

3/10/15

A new cafe on Buffalo's West Side, designed by UB architects Stephanie Davidson and Georg Rafailidis, prompts us to rethink how we heat — and use — the space we occupy in winter.

2/1/15

Over 100 citizens across Western New York are better prepared to effect change in their communities thanks to a planning boot camp offered by the Buffalo School and its UB Regional Institute.

2/18/15

The One Region Forward Community Congress on February 12, 2015, welcomed over 150 guests in celebrating nearly three years of research, community engagement, partnership building and planning by over 5,000 citizens and more than 700 local organizations. 

9/2/15

The exhibition draws on a five-week summer tour of 37 American cities and 19 states and the experiences and encounters with variations of the urban grid. 

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