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 A new report developed by UB urban planning students offers strategies for how Chautauqua County in New York can harness the food system for economic development and health.
Community leaders and national urban planning scholars who came together last month for a special long-range planning session proposed a long list of "big ideas" for the region to consider as it looks ahead to the next 50 years.  
UB real estate development and urban planning students are exploring the effects of market and technology innovations on the built environment, thanks to support from a Buffalo-based real estate private equity firm.
A 10-year partnership between the University at Buffalo and Carnegie Mellon University to advance physical access and public transportation for people with disabilities has been extended for another five years.

Media Mentions

WIVB-TV’s Wake-Up morning show broadcast live from UB’s GRoW Home on South Campus throughout the morning Wednesday. Segments featured live interviews with Martha Bohm, assistant professor of architecture; Ken MacKay, clinical associate professor of architecture; and UB architecture graduate Chris Osterhoudt. A shorter segment aired during Channel 4’s noon newscast. https://www.wivb.com/news/local-news/-grow-home-is-low-energy-living-teaching-tool-at-university-at-buffalo/1512852892
An article in the Financial Times features the work of UB architecture professor Joyce Hwang in its review of "Pet-tecture: Design for Pets," published by Phaidon. On Hwang's "Bat Tower," the article states: "Aiming to raise awareness of the importance of bats to our ecosystem, this bold and striking structure resembles a gargantuan sleeping bat." (The article is viewable only by subscribers).
A story on Spectrum News interviews Robert Shibley, dean of the UB School of Architecture and Planning, about Buffalo’s legendary architecture, which is featured in a 15-minute short documentary, “See It Through Buffalo,” that is being shown in Venice, Italy, at the Time, Space and Existence Exhibit. The article notes that the film highlights Buffalo as a city-wide classroom for UB architectural students. "We live in a city of really good bones. Bones given to us by Frederick Law Olmsted. Bones given to us by Joseph Ellicott when he gave us the radial street plan,” he said, adding that the school is building on the momentum from the international exposure and plan to release a book about the school’s partnership with the city.
An article in Popular Science about climate change and the dangers posed by the rise in extreme precipitation events that experts predict will only get worse interviews Nicholas Rajkovich, assistant professor of architecture, who discussed a storm that rolled through Buffalo on Aug. 8, dropping 1.5 inches of rain in just 30 minutes. The event fell somewhere between a 25-year and 50-year precipitation event, he said, meaning that the likelihood of rainfall like what he experienced occurring in 24-hour period in any given year was between roughly 2 and 4 percent. “There’s a lot of negative consequences to heavy, heavy rainfall,” Rajkovich said. “If it was more rainfall spread out evenly over the course of the year, that might not be so bad. But that’s not what we’re seeing.”



"Discursive Practices" presents the work of architects, urban planners, preservationists and historians whose approach to design bridges multiple territories of knowledge to create new work.


Nov 14, 2018 

Theodore S. Jojola of the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning presents "Indigenous Planning" and the use of cultural identity to inform community development.  


Nov. 16-18, 2018

Torn Space Theater and the School of Architecture and Planning present dual performances that bring audience together with light, sound and performance art in the context of Buffalo's cityscape