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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. 

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.

1/20/12

The Center for Urban Studies has joined itself to a massive effort: a proposal by the City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority to restructure, redevelop and rehabilitate downtown Buffalo's seriously declining Commodore Perry neighborhood and turn it into the vibrant, sustainable community it once was.


1/18/12

Samuel W. Rose, a graduate student in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, has published an article on Native American governance bodies in the journal Nonprofit Policy Forum.

We'll be even better together"
6/30/11

The UB Regional Institute, known for its cutting-edge policy research, and the Urban Design Project (UDP), a key contributor to planning and place-making efforts throughout the region, are joining forces.

Edward Steinfeld
10/7/10
UB and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute are partnering on a $4.75 million initiative to make housing, public buildings and outdoor spaces more accessible for people with disabilities and people of all ages.