The Department of Urban and Regional Planning invites all to attend the program's final studio presentations.
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | 403 Hayes Hall
Course: END 360
Instructors: Camden Miller, PhD and Mary Allen
After exploring modes of visual literacy for comprehending the built environment, students were tasked with putting together analysis and recommendations for how to redesign Main Street within the University Heights neighborhood utilizing graphic representation skills for visually communicating urban planning and design concepts.
1 - 2 p.m. | GRoW Clean Energy Center, UB North Campus
Course: END 499 Independent Study
Instructors: Kelly Gregg, UB Sustainability Education Manager Erin Moscati and Environmental Design Undergraduate student Madison Stellrecht.
The UB Sustainability Center has been preparing to relocate to the HDR building on North Campus. In preparation for the move and as a capstone to the building renovations the UB Sustainability center would like to develop a rain garden to manage the stormwater around the building and for educational and demonstration purposes.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | 111 Wende Hall
Course: END 460
Instructor: Annie Schentag and Teaching Assistant Andrea Harder
Clients: Monica Pellegrino Faix, Executive Director and Drew Canfield, Associate Director of the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation
The students present a portfolio of proposals for ways to increase public engagement at the Great Lawn of the Central Terminal. These proposals prioritize community gatherings, public recreation, and sustainable systems that can benefit a diversity of residents and visitors.
4 - 6 p.m. | 327 Hayes Hall
Course: END 460
Instructor: Camden Miller, PhD
This studio has partnered with the City of Lackawanna to create a Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) plan for them to consider in their application to New York State. All of the proposed projects within our report have been related back to the City's Comprehensive Plan in order to align with the City's goals, objectives, and overall vision. All 15 of the projects that we propose for Lackawanna’s DRI application look to precedent (a case study) and then are fully thought out with policy implications, recommendations, and detailed maps and renderings. We hope that our project recommendations within the downtown business corridor can prosper and evolve with the City as we have taken a community-first mentality.
1 - 3 p.m. | 327 Hayes Hall
Course: END 460
Instructor: Bradley Everdyke and Teaching Assistant Ambreen Rehman-Veal
An examination of the historic and existing contexts that have shaped the Cobblestone District and a vision for its future.
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. | 402 Hayes Hall
Course: END 581/582
Instructor: Art Hall
Critics: Hallmark Planning & Development, LLC (Art Hall – Principal), Evergreen Health, Community Access Services (CAS), Uniland Development, Siddiqui Creative Consulting Services.
The studio is designed for students to learn the public engagement process from beginning to end. Students will learn the Asset Based Community Development Model and perform a question base analysis for focus groups, interviews, and plan for a public meeting. Feedback and recommendations from the community will be included in the final report.
3 - 4:30 p.m. | 403 Hayes Hall
Course: URP 581 Planning Practicum
Instructor: Samina Raja
Clients: Juneteenth Agricultural Pavilion, Buffalo Food Equity Network, and Erie County agencies (Department of Planning, Office of Health Equity, and the Food Policy Council)
Urban agriculture, when employed in pursuit of equity, has the potential to stabilize neighborhoods, improve public health, promote community economic development, and address food apartheid within cities. This studio, co-developed with community partners, identifies strategies for promoting equitable urban agriculture on Buffalo’s East Side. Implementation strategies draw inspiration from histories of Black liberation efforts and the ongoing commitment of leaders on the East Side to promote human dignity and well-being through urban agriculture.
4 p.m. | West Seneca Community Center and Library, 1300 Union Road, West Seneca
Course: URP 581/582 Studio
Instructor: Ernest Sternberg
Clients: Office of the State Assembly Member; Town Elected Officials
A site of about 400 acres in West Seneca, NY, is currently under the control of the New York State Office for People with Disabilities, where only about four buildings from about 40 are in use, the rest being vacant or condemned. On the expectation that the agency will move out, our studio has researched demand for, and is proposing, a clean-energy residential development based on both networked and non-networked ground-based geothermal energy for heating and cooling.
5:30 p.m. | 403 Hayes Hall
Instructor: Matthew Roland
Students have formed project teams and created site plans and an associated simplified financial model for the redevelopment of a 6 block site and will present their development proposals to a mock City Council comprised of Urban Land Institute volunteers.