A graduate urban planning studio on the feasibility of innovation districts in Buffalo has earned the inaugural "Best Student Paper" award in a national competition organized by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.
An article reports 31 students from the UB School of Architecture and Planning’s Environmental Design program will lead presentations this evening on ways to make the Hooks Neighborhood – a stretch between Canalside and City Hall – more walkable.
An article in The New York Times reports on “Growing Up Modern,” a book and exhibition project by Julia Jamrozik, assistant professor of architecture in the UB School of Architecture and Planning, and architect Coryn Kempster, which interviews members of the first families who lived in European homes designed by architects such as Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier. There is some urgency to the project given the advanced ages of the eyewitnesses, Jamrozik said.
A front-page article reports on plans that were presented Friday to reshape LaSalle Park, including the addition of a hill for sunset watchers, snow sledders and concertgoers, and notes that the UB Regional Institute is among the stakeholders in the conceptual design. The article quotes Robert Shibley, dean of the UB School of Architecture and Planning. "I think the community, right down to the kids from the Belle Center, brought us a very sophisticated understanding of the strengths of the current park, its limitations and its potential," he said. "Having the focus group make these trips and then relate their findings to their own critique of the park elevated the conversation and the clarity of aspiration." Stories also appeared on WBFO-FM, Business First, WGRZ-TV, WIVB-TV, WKBW-TV, Spectrum News, Yahoo News and Buffalo Rising.
A story on WBEN-AM featured an interview with Robert Shibley, dean of the UB School of Architecture and Planning, discussing the new plans for Buffalo’s LaSalle Park. He said that one of the plans for the project is to overhaul some of the terrain and add hills to the park. "It is a park now and will become a new one but it will retain the program elements of the existing parks," Shibley said. "All of the current users and people committed to this place are accommodated in what I think is a richly designed and improved park space. There will be additional activities. You'll be able to sled on what is otherwise a flat park now." The Imagine LaSalle initiative is a partnership among the UB Regional Institute, the City of Buffalo and the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation. Stories also appeared on WGRZ-TV and WKBW-TV.
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