A University at Buffalo doctoral student in urban planning has been selected as a recipient of the national Health Policy Research Scholars (HPRS) fellowship from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF).
We're pleased to welcome architectural designer and researcher Young-Tack Oh as our 2021-22 Peter Reyner Banham Fellow. A founding member of the creative collective Archipleasure, he pursues speculative research on the marginal and overlooked occurrences in contemporary urbanism.
Robert Silverman, professor of urban planning, participates in a Wallethub Q&A on the fastest growing cities in the U.S. and the positive and negative effects. Silverman was among a panel of experts consulted for their perspective on the biggest challenges faced by cities experiencing rapid population growth, questions of social justice, and whether authorities should do more to ensure current residents aren’t “priced out” of established neighborhoods in the face of population growth. The interview also addresses expectations for a reshaping of large cities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
UB architecture professor Charles L. Davis II was featured in The Crimson, the student newspaper of Harvard University, to discuss his research on antiracist architecture in an online lecture hosted by the Graduate School of Design. His lecture, entitled “Cannon Fodder: Debating the Racial Politics of Canonicity in Modern Architectural History,” called for an antiracist framework when viewing architecture both in the past and the present.
The Washington Post reviewed “Hitler’s Northern Utopia,” a new book by Despina Stratigakos, professor of architecture in the School of Architecture and Planning. “Drawing from a staggering trove of archival letters, maps, plans and diaries, Stratigakos’s ‘Hitler’s Northern Utopia’ gracefully juxtaposes the oppressor’s dream with Norway’s brutal reality as she examines the country’s occupation and the labor force that worked on building the Nazi fantasy state that never was,” the reviewer writes.
Henry Louis Taylor Jr., professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and director of UB’s Center for Urban Studies, wrote an opinion article for NBC News titled “Breonna Taylor’s death and racist police violence highlight danger of gentrification.” In the article, Taylor wrote: “Breonna Taylor is just one of many Black women and men who have been killed by police recently. But her death highlights a distinct genre of racially motivated police aggression, harassment and violence that has emerged over the past two decades. White in-migration to cities has created places where dangerous encounters frequently occur between Blacks and the police.” The article also appeared in DNYUZ.
Join Renia Ehrenfeucht, a professor of planning at the University of New Mexico, in a discussion on how grassroots action and everyday life has the power to reshape our societies and address grand challenges such as social and climate justice.
Join architect and educator Elgin Checkley of _mpathic design to explore the firm's engagement with the urban fabric of Washington, D.C., during the summer of 2021. Experience what the built environment feels like through Blackness - a year after our collective racial reckoning - to achieve goals for inclusive public spaces.
Oct. 1, 2021 Now that we may safely do so, UB looks forward to celebrating you, our Class of 2020, in-person. Formal ceremonies are set for Friday, Oct. 1, followed by a special event and reception at the School of Architecture and Planning. Register and RSVP by Sept. 1!
Join Alison Killing, journalist and architect, as she shares her team's investigation of the network of detention camps built by China in the northwest region of Xinjiang, as part of its campaign of oppression against Turkic Muslims.
Our 2021-22 lecture series, "Looking Askance," considers today's percolating social issues from the vantage point of the socio-spatial disruptions of the past few years. Whether offered in the form of a postscript, an aside, or even a look askance, the views offered by our program will critically reflect on what might appear to be the status quo.