Partnership for the Public Good is a community-based think tank that builds a more just, sustainable, and culturally vibrant Buffalo Niagara through action-oriented research, policy development, and citizen engagement.

A New Home For Action

Since 2007, our work has been dedicated to effecting lasting, positive change in our community. Created with the help of educators, students, volunteers, interns, and independent researchers, our rich body of reports, policy briefs, and fact sheets can now be found in the Buffalo Commons.

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May 20, 2022

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of May 16, 2022

By Tanvier Peart| Each week, PPG summarizes important takeaways from the major Buffalo Common Council meetings. We also include information from Council meetings related to our Community Agenda items.

May 20, 2022

Food Access Data: How Many People Might Have Depended on Tops for Groceries?

We wanted to understand the scope of impact this tragedy had on food access in our city. To do this, we mapped the major grocery stores in the area and then calculated how many people lived closer to Tops on Jefferson Ave than to any other major grocery store nearby.

May 13, 2022

Special Common Council Summary: Week of May 9, 2022

By Anna Blatto| Each week, PPG summarizes important takeaways from the major Buffalo Common Council meetings. We also include information from Council meetings related to our Community Agenda items.

May 6, 2022

Buffalo Common Council Summary: Week of May 2, 2022

By Becca Bass| Each week, PPG summarizes important takeaways from the major Buffalo Common Council meetings. We also include information from Council meetings related to our Community Agenda items.

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Common Council Conversations: Council President Pro Tempore Christopher Scanlon on The Public GoodMay 24, 2022, 10:30-11 am

Tanvier Peart

Over the next few months, PPG is hosting Buffalo Common Council members on The Public Good as they discuss their goals and plans for the upcoming year.  This week on The Public Good, we feature Council President Pro Tempore Christopher Scanlon of …

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Housing Discrimination Complaint Data in the Buffalo Region
The Role of Water in Buffalo's Lead Exposure Crisis
Analysis of City of Buffalo In-Rem Auction Data (2011-2018)
Ecovillages in the Rust Belt
The City of Buffalo’s Untapped Power to Discipline Police Officers