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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. 

Samina Raja
5/28/13

Five-year grant extends research Raja has conducted in Buffalo and Western New York and deliver the tools of food system planning to 20 communities across the U.S.

 Geiger at exhibit
2/8/13

Jordan Geiger, assistant professor of architecture, says his research is inspired by the 'messy tangle' created by recent global influences on architecture.

Planning faculty help Buffalo middle school students build urban gardens through a summer camp
2/4/13

The Jerome L. Kaufman fellowship honors the intellectual legacy of Jerome L. Kaufman, FAICP, widely regarded as the “father of food systems planning.”

2/4/13

School's UB Regional Institute helps launch One Region Forward to build regional vision and plan for sustainable development in the Buffalo Niagara region

1/31/13

If it were possible to capture the soul of a city inside a single home, it might look something like the house that Dennis Maher has spent the past three years refurbishing on Buffalo’s West Side.

10/15/12

The UB Regional Institute and 20 other U.S. and Canadian universities and institutions will join forces to propose a set of long-term research and policy priorities to help protect and restore the Great Lakes and train the next generation of scientists, attorneys, planners and policy specialists who will study them.

7/28/12

Eco-sculpture installed in a woodland refuge in Buffalo provides a habitat for bats, educates the public about them and draws attention to an illness that is decimating the bat population.

Images in the popular press of Hitler's alpine country estate were intended to portray the Nazi ruler as a country gentleman of artistic taste and gentle demeanor.
7/20/12

Architectural historian Despina Stratigakos, an award-winning scholar of modern German architecture, is at work on the first in-depth study of the aesthetic and ideological constructions of the "domestic" Adolf Hitler. 

phd Publications
6/4/12

The School of Architecture and Planning has announced that it will launch a new doctoral program in urban and regional planning.

Universal design
4/20/12

New textbook, edited by Edward Steinfeld and Jordana Maisel in the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access, provides the first comprehensive introduction to a growing field.