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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. 

Front Yard rendering
8/15/13

Jiyoung Park, assistant professor of urban and regional planning, has received one of three  2013 UB Young Investigator Awards. This Exceptional Scholar Award celebrates a recent superior achievement of a scholar in his/her field of study that distinguishes the recipient as an up-and-coming scholar. 

Subhashni Raj with selection committee members Samina Raja and Kami Pothukuchi
6/28/13

Fulbright scholar and climate activist Subhashni Raj, who just completed her master of urban planning at the University at Buffalo, will start her PhD at UB this fall as the first recipient of the university’s Jerome L. Kaufman Doctoral Fellowship for the study of food systems planning.

6/6/13

“MirrorMirror” by Georg Rafailidis and Stephanie Davidson is the winner of this year’s biennial open international architecture competition to re-invent temporary street tent structures. The competition was organized by the Storefront for Art and Architecture and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City.

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.