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In his six years as chair, Ernest Sternberg oversaw one of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning’s most dynamic periods of growth.
Daniel B. Hess, professor of urban planning who studies the socio-economic dynamics of housing, transportation and land use, has been appointed chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at UB, effective January 1, 2018.
The degrees themselves aren’t new. But the collaborative arrangement between the two UB schools that are offering them is.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — A duo of University at Buffalo real estate development students won first place in an intercollegiate competition, placing UB and Buffalo’s story of rebirth on the national stage.

Media Mentions

An article on Professional Builder about builders who are embracing universal design concepts reports that nearly three years ago Beth Tauke, associate professor of architecture, and her sister built LifeHouse, a concept home completely based on universal design principles, in the lakefront planned community of Newport Cove in Illinois and had people tour the model and answer a 65-question survey. “Seventy-eight percent of the people on the tour said they saw value in owning a UD home. That’s really good news,” she said. “People have to see value before they’ll pay for it.”
An article on Buffalo Rising reports an international conference commemorating the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth, his legacy and Buffalo’s preeminent place in the origins of the American Arts and Crafts movement will be celebrated Oct. 20-22, and includes an ongoing exhibition through Oct. 29 in Hayes Hall on the UB South Campus.
An article in Canadian Architect about the LafargeHolcim sustainability awards reports Sarah Gunawan, adjunct instructor of architecture in the UB School of Architecture and Planning, received third place in the Next Generation Prize for her playful project that imagines a wildlife habitat adapted into the single-family homes that make up Markham, Ontario.
An article about ways Western New York seniors can age actively reports a study conducted by the UB School of Architecture and Planning in 2012 found that Erie County has a higher population of seniors compared to the state or the nation.



December 4 - December 8, 2016

Join us for our Fall 2017 final reviews. The series of reviews starts with Freshman and Senior reviews starting December 4 and runs through December 8. Explore student work from freshman to senior studio, our graduate research groups and thesis and directed research from our master's programs. 




Next Meeting: Dec. 15, 2017

Get more involved with the urban planning program and student body - join UB's Graduate Planning Student Association at its monthly open meetings.


January 10-11, 2018
Make winter break work for you. Sign up for this year's NYC career trek to visit firms, tour the city's most prominent project sites, and network with leading professionals in design, planning and real estate development.