Fall 2022 Studio Presentations: MUP, MSRED, BAED

Dec. 5 - Dec. 15, 2022

Aerial image of ub south campus walkways.

Aerial Image of UB South Campus, courtesy Austin Wyles.

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning invites all to attend the program's final studio presentations.

Mon., Dec. 5

Climate Smart Communities, Climate Adaptation in North Tonawanda

10 AM
North Tonawanda City Hall
Instructor: Mary Allen
END 450 Environmental Design Workshop 3

In this course, students work with a real-world client and apply planning concepts and tools to address real-life planning problems. This semester, the students partnered with the city of North Tonawanda and their Climate Task Force, exploring climate adaptation planning, and climate-based design solutions.

This studio investigated climate adaptation through an interdisciplinary approach that blends together concepts of planning, urban design, environmental design, and landscape design. In addition, they worked with the Buffalo Regional Institute to follow the requirements of New York State’s Climate Smart Communities Initiative.

West Seneca Skatepark Proposal

proposal report cover.

10 - 11:30 AM
339 Cary Hall, UB South Campus
Instructor: Annie Schentag
END 450 Environmental Design Workshop 3

Tues., Dec. 6

END 350 Environmental Design Workshop 1: Methods of Design Inquiry

5:30 - 7:30 PM
103 Diefendorf Hall, UB South Campus
Instructors: Jonathan Bleuer and Andrew Schaefer

Wed., Dec. 7

URP 523 Graphic Communications

9:30 - 11:30 AM
304 Hayes Hall
Assistant Professor: Kelly Gregg

In this course, students have been developing graphic representations around the NFTA transit system.

Smart Growth in the Steel City: Utilizing Form-Based Zoning to Foster Resiliency, Sustainability, and Placemaking in Lackawanna

4 - 6  PM
403 Hayes Hall
Instructor: Camden Miller
URP 581/582 MUP Studio

In this Master of Urban Planning studio project, Lackawanna Form-Based Zoning, students partnered with the City of Lackawanna to research, analyze, and develop solutions to the City’s current land use and zoning codes, applying smart growth principles and developing a form-based code for the City to consider.

END 593: Combined MARCH / MSRED Capstone: Urban Design – Connecting Buffalo

3 - 6 PM
217 Hayes Hall
Clinical Assistant Professor: Matt Roland (Real Estate Development)
Assistant Professor: Conrad Kickert (Architecture) 

Critics: Chris Hawley (Central Terminal Neighborhood Association), Lisa Hicks (City of Buffalo), Stephen Karnath (Broadway-Fillmore NHS), Monica Pellegrino-Faix (Central Terminal Restoration Corporation), Alan Oberst (Buffalo Rising), Kelly Gregg, Kerry Traynor, Robert Shibley

In this combined MARCH / MSRED Capstone Studio, students from both disciplines examined the land owned by the City of Buffalo adjacent to the Central Terminal. Students were formed into teams of both disciplines and will present their designs and financial analyses to a jury who will select a winning team.

Mon., Dec. 12

Building an Urban Hamlet 3: Imagining Buffalo’s Post-Highway Future

2 - 6 PM
4th floor gallery Hayes Hall 
Associate Professor: Hiro Hata
Urban Design Master Planning Studio
ARC 605, URP 581, URP 582

END 500 Processes of Real Estate Development

5:30 - 7 PM
217 Hayes Hall 
Clinical Assistant Professor: Matt Roland

Tues., Dec. 13

Equitable Development in University Heights

7 PM
Via Zoom
University Heights Collaborative December General Meeting
Instructor: Darren Cotton
END 450

Wed., Dec. 14

Charting a Course for the Future: A Comprehensive Plan for the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park

11 AM
Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park Hangar Building
1 Naval Park Cove
Clinical Assistant Professor: Kerry Traynor
URP 581/582 MUP Studio

Thurs., Dec. 15

Preserving Lancaster’s Historic District through Urban Design Guidelines

4 - 6:30 PM
Hayes Hall 401
Associate Professor: Hiro Hata
ARC 547, URP 565, RED 565
Urban Design Technical Methods: Understanding Good Urban Form