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10/13/17
An article in The Tennessean about Wall Street investors who have snapped up thousands of homes in Tennessee to convert them into rentals looks at the impact it will have on neighborhoods, and reports Robert Silverman, professor of urban and regional planning in the UB School of Architecture and Planning, and a colleague are gathering and analyzing property records from nine counties in the Greater Nashville market. “The single-family rental housing market is starting to get commercialized in ways that it hasn’t before,” he said. “There’s not a lot known about the impact on the housing market in general or the impact of neighbors or homeowners. That’s what this research is all about.”
10/9/17
An article reports that Robert Shibley, dean of UB’s School of Architecture and Planning, will moderate a panel discussion featuring three architecture critics who will discuss the relationship between the media and architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic place in the field of architectural writing, and the current state of architectural criticism at an event Friday at the Martin House’s Greatbatch Pavilion.
10/7/17
An article on Buffalo Rising reports UB partnered with Boston Valley Terra Cotta to create inspirational faculty mailboxes in the School of Architecture and Planning, the result of a series of design-build competitions taking place over the next few years, and quotes Robert Shibley, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning. “The mailbox competition, with the visionary partnership of Boston Valley Terra Cotta, is an emphatic opening statement of what’s possible when you combine teaching with practice,” he said.
9/23/17
An article about a presentation on Sept. 30 by the Buffalo Heritage Carousel to give an update on its progress to bring a solar-powered carousel to Canalside reports participants will include Martha Bohm, assistant professor of architecture in the UB School of Architecture and Planning.
9/13/17
An article reports talks by architects, designers, urban planners and researchers will be held as part of the “Border Crossing” series this fall at the UB School of Architecture and Planning.
9/12/17
An article in the Smithsonian about America’s lost structures includes a piece by Kerry Traynor, clinical associate professor of urban and regional planning, who laments the loss of Buffalo’s Humboldt Parkway, which was torn up in the 1950s to make way for the Kensington Expressway. “The new highway displaced families, divided neighborhoods by race and income and caused property values to plummet,” she writes.
8/31/17
An article in Canadian Architect highlights a colorful display created by Julia Jamrozik, assistant professor of architecture, and her design partner Coryn Kempster called “Vertical Line Garden,” which is featured as part of this year’s International Garden Festival, a series of installations on display at historic Redford Gardens in Quebec.
8/31/17
An article in The Conversation about America’s lost structures includes a piece by Kerry Traynor, clinical associate professor of urban and regional planning, who laments the loss of Buffalo’s Humboldt Parkway, which was torn up in the 1950s to make way for the Kensington Expressway. “The new highway displaced families, divided neighborhoods by race and income and caused property values to plummet,” Traynor said. The article also was published on the Los Angeles Times, via the Associated Press. 
8/29/17
An article on Truthout, a nonprofit progressive news organization, about how the large-scale privatization of New Orleans’ schools perpetuates inequality interviews Robert Silverman, professor of urban and regional planning, who said for-profit spin-offs of nonprofit housing initiatives are becoming more common, but profit incentives also raise concerns about “mission drift.” "The other side of it is, when the nonprofit starts dabbling in these for-profit ventures, it opens up arguments that can be made for why the people working for the nonprofit themselves should be given living wages," he said.
8/17/17
An article in Buffalo Business First reports that UB researchers are installing the award-winning GRoW Home on South Campus. The home, which came in second place at the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon in 2015, is poised to become an incubator for ideas about modern design. “I see this as a prototype of how an energy-efficient home can work in Buffalo’s climate,” said Kenneth MacKay, a clinical associate professor of architecture, who is working on the project.

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