This winter, students from across the School of Architecture and Planning have the opportunity to explore sustainable development on the ground in Northern Tanzania through an expedition-style study abroad program.
The eighth annual Western New York New American and Refugee Health Summit happening next month at UB will highlight the spirit of youth who arrived as refugees and the challenges they face in their new homes.
The Department of Urban and Regional Planning has announced the appointment of Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah as interim chair. Boamah, an associate professor of urban planning and director of graduate studies for the program, assumes the leadership role after Daniel B. Hess announced he will step down as chair to return to the faculty.
An op-ed piece written by a group of food equity scholars from varied institutions affiliated with the UB Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab critiques the deficit-based view of East Buffalo that overlooks the work of Black individuals & organizations that have been strengthening the food system for decades.
A University at Buffalo article highlights the 2021 Center for Urban Studies report on inequality in Buffalo over the past three decades. Conducted with support from community and academic partners, the study focused on conditions impacting Black residents, and explained how discriminatory policymaking fueled decades of underdevelopment in predominantly Black neighborhoods. The report, titled “The Harder We Run: The State of Black Buffalo in 1990 and the Present,” is receiving renewed attention following the May 14 mass shooting at the Tops grocery store on Jefferson Avenue. “To me, it’s important to remember this history because it helps us understand how we are to respond to this attack,” says Henry-Louis Taylor, UB professor of urban planning and director of the Center for Urban Studies. “I keep making the connection that this attack can’t be seen as an isolated event, that it’s very much associated with the anti-critical race theory movement, and to the efforts across the country to suppress Black voters, and to the conditions of life under which our people live. We are fighting to build a society based on racial, social and economic justice."
An article on Slate.com about the shooting interviews Samina Raja of UB's Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab about how community members are dealing with food insecurity in the wake of the tragedy, and how histories of racial segregation have contributed to conditions of food apartheid in East Buffalo.
An article in The New York Times interviewing residents about the discrimination they have experienced over many years cites a report by the Center for Urban Studies showing the health, housing, income and education outcomes for Black people in Buffalo have not improved over 30 years.
A program in our Perspectives alumni speaker series, Barbara Campagna shares her journey to becoming “the leading national architect and policymaker for the integration of preservation values into green building practices." (AIA, 2009)
Join us as Adedoyin Teriba, assistant professor of modern and contemporary architecture & urbanism at Dartmouth College, examines the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture as a space to explore American identity and citizenship.
Explore sketching as a form of inquiry in this exhibition of selected drawings by UB Professor Hiroaki (“Hiro”) Hata. Featuring more than 80 sketches made by Hata during his study of Italian Renaissance urbanism in the 1980s, the exhibition will open with a public reception on Oct. 7 and run through Nov. 18, 2022.
Sheila Foster, the Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Urban Law and Policy at Georgetown, comes to UB Sept. 19-22 as the 2022 Will and Nan Clarkson Chair in Planning. She is a highly acclaimed expert on environmental law and justice and urban land use law.
All are invited to join us for “Plus You,” a concluding celebration of our 50+ Alumni Exhibition. As we step into the next half century, “Plus You” celebrates the power of our collective to drive innovation and impact on the professions and communities we serve.
As part of the School of Architecture and Planning’s Banham Fellowship, this exhibition is the culmination of a yearlong speculative research project exploring a collection of emergent properties in Buffalo and centered around three underlying concepts exploring spatial relationships and experiences of place.
Students and faculty are invited to join local practitioners for discussion on building effective mentorship relationships. Organized by AIA Buffalo/WNY, the event features presentations by Lori Brown of Syracuse University and ArchiteXX, Dr. Luis Colón, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Associate Dean for Inclusive Excellence for UB's College of Arts and Sciences, and Brandon Baxter, a UB alum and emerging professional who will discuss his own mentoring experience.