Jonathan Bleuer began his career with an Environmental Education firm in Downtown Buffalo and gained experience in natural resource management and built environment mitigation strategy. Jonathan continued his career in the field of environmental management and land use planning as a Municipal Planner with the Town of Clarence since 2013. Education in the field of Environmental Design and Urban Planning at the University at Buffalo provided Bleuer a unique approach to preservation of key physical assets within the built environment as well as strategic planning for sustainable community development. As a Western New York native, Jonathan is committed to advancing the field of planning within the region and has held the Director position within the WNY section of the American Planning Association.
Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah is an assistant professor of urban planning affiliated with UB's Community for Global Health Equity. His research interrogates issues in urban health, public policy, environmental governance, land tenure and sustainable urbanism in the Global North and South.
Samina Raja’s is an international expert on the role of planning and policy in building sustainable food systems and healthy communities. She directs the School of Architecture and Planning's Food Lab, including its current work on a grant to build food systems in communities across the U.S.
Robert Silverman applies urban planning to the study of the non-profit sector, the role of community-based organizations in urban neighborhoods, education reform, shrinking cities, and inequality in inner city housing markets.