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Support a Forgotten Population: Funding Programs and Resources for Foster Care Alumni in Erie County
Affordable Housing Task Force November 2023 Report
Buffalo Common Council Procedures and How You Can Get Involved
Ranked Choice Voting in Western New York? Successes & Lessons from New York City
Community Responder Teams Brochure
Community Responder Teams Fact Sheet
Unburying Buffalo: Making the Case for Sidewalk Snow Removal
Using Publicly-Owned Vacant Land to Advance Sustainability and Equity in Buffalo, New York
Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Forms
Raising the Minimum Wage: The Impact on Women, People of Color, and Immigrants in Western New York
Self Help Guide: How to Submit a Freedom of Information Law Request (FOIL) Without a Lawyer
Lawyers as Change Agents - Final Presentations | UB Law Fall 2022
Policy Framework for Vacant Lots Disposition
The True Cost of Child Care: Erie County NY (Final Report)
How To Better Welcome Refugees and Secondary Migrants
Climate Solutions are Health Solutions: An Evaluation of PUSH Green's Home Energy Efficiency Program
Housing Discrimination Complaint Data in the Buffalo Region
Racial Discrimination and Eviction Policies and Enforcement in New York
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
Engaging the Future of Housing in the Buffalo-Niagara Region: A Preliminary Exploration of Challenges that Lie Ahead
The Proposed Buffalo Police Budget: 6 Strategies to Reallocate More Money
Buffalo Resource Guide
The MRTA: What You Need to Know About Marijuana Legalization in New York
Building a Safer Buffalo: Invest in Communities, Divest from Police
The Cost of Incarceration in NYS: Erie County
Glossary of Terms for Common Council Meetings
Buffalo Tenant Bill of Rights
Poor Implementation Puts Health at Risk: An Evaluation of the New York Release Program for People Incarcerated on Charges of Technical Parole Violations during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Community Gardens as Urban Greening: Cutting Crime and Improving Wellbeing
Stop Receipts in Buffalo: Pursuit of Racial Justice and Accountability
Economic Inequality in Buffalo: Session 1
Economic Inequality in Buffalo: Session 2
Economic Inequality in Buffalo: Session 3
A Hole Too Deep: Understanding COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Impacts on Landlords in the Buffalo-Cheektowaga Metropolitan Area
Co-op and crises: examining cooperative movements across the world, the US, and Buffalo, NY
Community Gardening: Case Studies and Recommendations for the Buffalo Community
Bolstering School Support during a Pandemic: Racial Equity and Trauma Informed Care Measures
Combatting Inequality in Workplace Structures: Worker Cooperatives and Employee Stock Ownership Programs in Buffalo-Niagara
Why Buffalo Needs Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD): Reducing Arrests and Providing Alternatives to Incarceration
Tool Libraries: Hammering Equity Home
Save Money, Save Lives: An Analysis of the Fiscal Impact of the HALT Solitary Confinement Act
Shrinking Jails, Rising Costs: Erie County's Wasteful Jail Budget
Footage Release Policies for the Buffalo Police Department
Building “Next Generation” Democratic Workplaces to Reduce Inequality and Empower Workers: Evidence and Policy Implications from Buffalo-Niagara
Pathways to reparations: land and healing through food justice
Language Access for Erie County is Essential and Overdue
Analysis of Predatory Lending in New York: From Origins to Interviews
CDFI Ecosystems and Alternate Forms of Lending
Community Development Financial Institutions vs. Predatory Lending in Buffalo, NY
Predatory Lenders: Avoiding Scams and Unethical Lending Practices
Repudiated: “Unbankable” Business Owners
Buffalo Common Council Districts: Delaware District
Buffalo Common Council Districts: Ellicott District
Buffalo Common Council Districts: Fillmore District
Buffalo Common Council Districts: Lovejoy District
Buffalo Common Council Districts: Masten District
Buffalo Common Council Districts: Niagara District
Buffalo Common Council Districts: North District
Buffalo Common Council Districts: South District
Buffalo Common Council Districts: University District
Buffalo Common Council
Poverty and Inequality in Buffalo-Niagara
Buffalo's History of Segregation: a Conversation with Sam Magavern and Lindsey Taylor
Why Buffalo Needs Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD): Reducing Arrests and Providing Alternatives to Incarceration
Eliminate 2018 Traffic Fees and Address Unequal Traffic Enforcement in Buffalo
Manufactured Housing: An Affordable Housing Opportunity for Post Industrial Cities
Evicted in Buffalo: the High Costs of Involuntary Mobility
Lead-Safe Renovation, Repair, and Painting Activities in New York State
Erasing Red Lines: Epilogue - Where Do We Go From Here?
Western New York Census Toolkit
Photobank: Arts and Culture Social Justice and the Arts at Ujima - Pt I
Photobank: Arts and Culture Social Justice and the Arts at Ujima - Pt II
Photobank: Arts and Culture Social Justice and the Arts at Ujima - Pt III
Photobank: Arts and Culture Social Justice and the Arts at Ujima - Pt IV
Photobank: Arts and Culture Youth Artists at BCAT - Pt I
Photobank: Arts and Culture Youth Artists at BCAT - Pt II
Photobank: Arts and Culture Youth Artists at BCAT - Pt III
Photobank: Arts and Culture Youth Artists at BCAT - Pt IV
Photobank: Data, Demographics, History - Seniors Gather at West Side Community Services - Pt I
Photobank: Data, Demographics, History - Seniors Gather at West Side Community Services - Pt II
Photobank: Education - West Side Community Services Facilities
Photobank: Education Cooperation Buffalo Academy - Pt I
Photobank: Education Cooperation Buffalo Academy - Pt II
Photobank: Education Cooperation Buffalo Academy - Pt III
Photobank: Environment Food Interns at MAP - Pt I
Photobank: Environment Food Interns at MAP - Pt II
Photobank: Environment Food Interns at MAP - Pt III
Photobank: Environment Food Interns at MAP - Pt IV
Photobank: Environment Food Interns at MAP - Pt V
Photobank: Housing and Neighborhoods - Greater East Side Fields of Dreams Block Club - Pt I
Photobank: Housing and Neighborhoods - Greater East Side Fields of Dreams Block Club - Pt II
Photobank: Housing and Neighborhoods - West Side Community Services
Erie County Housing Resource Directory
Erasing Red Lines: Part 3 - Building Community Wealth
Assessment Challenge 1 NYS Tax Form rp524
Assessment Challenge 2 NYS Tax Form Pub 1114
Assessment Challenge 3 Formal Challenge Form Guide
Building a Little Shipping Container Home in Buffalo, New York
Poverty and Disparities in Niagara County
Erasing Red Lines: Part 2 - Systems Thinking for Social and Community Change
Buffalo’s Outer Harbor: the Right Place for a World-Class Park
Distinguishing the Social Sector: A Buffalo-Niagara Labor Market Study
Buffalo Niagara's Union Members: Good Neighbors and Active Citizens
Erasing Red Lines: Part 1 - Geographies of Discrimination
The Eastside-Airport Metro Rail Extension
Community Land Trust Network Models
Are We Still Going Through the Empty Ritual of Participation? Inner-City Residents’ and Other Grassroots Stakeholders’ Perceptions of Public Input and Neighborhood Revitalization
FB Community Land Trust Fact Sheet
Perceptions of Residential Displacement and Grassroots Resistance to Anchor Driven Encroachment in Buffalo, NY
There Goes Our Family Friendly Neighborhood: Residents’ Perceptions of Institutionally Driven Inner-City Revitalization in Buffalo, NY
A First Look at Exploring Buffalo's Temp Economy
Community Agenda Update: Midyear Progress Report
Census 2020: Making Western New York Count
Labor Takes the High Road: How Unions Make Western New York More Prosperous and Equitable
Labor Takes the High Road: How Unions Make Western New York More Prosperous and Equitable Executive Summary
Photobank: Environment - Transit
Land Use and Zoning Law: A Citizen's Guide
Low-Wage Work in Buffalo-Niagara
The Geography of Poverty in Erie and Niagara Counties
Improving Teen Engagement in Buffalo and Erie County
The Buffalo, New York Outer Harbor as a Cultural Landscape
Just Transitions in School Food
Rental Housing Costs in Buffalo
Racial Disparities and Homelessness in Western New York
Voices for 2020: Ending Family Homelessness Summary Report
Voices for 2020: Strategies to Address Family Homelessness in WNY
Policies to Reduce Lead Exposure: Lessons from Buffalo and Rochester
Community-Owned Solar Power and Micro Grids
Electric Buses for the NFTA
Farm Fresh Foods: What to Know About Growing and Selling Produce in Buffalo
Methane Leaks from Natural Gas Pipelines: Solutions for New York
Women in Elected Office Challenges and Opportunities in Erie County
A Guide for Making Community Gardens Accessible for all Members and Checklist
Voting 101
Employment Data for Buffalo-Niagara
Venue Directory
2017 Erie County Homelessness Brief
2017 Homeless Alliance Summary Brief: Genesee, Orleans, and Wyoming Counties
2017 Homelessness Summary Brief
2017 Niagara County Homelessness Brief
Gown Towns: A Case Study of Say Yes to Education
Looking Toward the Future: A Review for Liftoff--Western New York Early Childhood Funders for Change
Good Food Buffalo Policy Brief
Racial Disparities in Buffalo-Niagara
Public Education in Buffalo and the Region
A City Divided: A Brief History of Segregation in Buffalo
Erie County Commits to Paris: How Erie County Can Meet US Target Reductions For Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Cruelty and Cost: Money Bail in Buffalo
Good Food Purchasing for the Buffalo Public Schools
Restorative Practices in Buffalo: Building and Rebuilding Community
Renewing America’s economic promise through older industrial cities Buffalo NY
Workers on the Brink: Low-Wage Employment in Buffalo and Erie County
Poverty in Buffalo: Causes, Impacts, Solutions
Urban Expressway Removal in Buffalo: The Historical Context
Renewing Our Pledge: A Path to Ending Lead Poisoning of Buffalo's Most Vulnerable Citizens
Local Government Authority in Erie and Niagara County Website Report Card 2018
Local Government Municipality Website Report Card 2018
Immigrants, Refugees, and Languages Spoken in Buffalo
Indigenous People of Western New York
Poverty in Buffalo-Niagara
The Consequences of Being Unbanked in Buffalo
Gentrification Can't Be The Theme of Rust Belt Recovery
Planning the City of Good (and New) Neighbours: Refugees' Experiences of the Food Environment in Buffalo, New York
Executive Sessions Studied in Alphabetical Order by Municipality
"We're fighting for fairness!" The Struggle for a Fair Contract at Wendt Corporation
Labor Force and Unemployment Data
Urban Design Project
Body Cameras for the Buffalo Police: Best Practices for Policy Creation
The City of Buffalo Police Department
Affordable Housing Strategies for the City of Buffalo
Performance-Based Assessment for ELLs
500 Cities Project- Local Data for Better Health, Buffalo, NY
A Profile of Childhood Obesity in Erie County
A Profile of Financial Hardship in Erie County
A Profile of Premature Birth in Erie County
A Profile of Third-Grade Reading Proficiency in Erie County
Child Care Subsidy Fact Sheet
State of Play in Western New York
WNY Girls in Sports
WNY Women & Children Living in Poverty Fact Sheet
Higher Education’s Anchor Mission Measuring Place-Based Engagement
The Unlikely History of Tolstoy College
What If...Pathways to Progress Vol. 2: Women and Girls in WNY
Advancing Racial Equity and Public Health: Smarter Marijuana Laws in Western New York
Taking the High Road to Canalside: How Community Activism Has Shaped Buffalo’s Waterfront
Buffalo's Agricultural Economic since the Great Recession, BSTGR 4 of 12
Buffalo's Economic Development Compared Buffalo as Part of the Rust Belt, BSTGR 5 of 12
Canadian Auto Industry since the Great Recession A Look at Buffalo from the other side of the Border, BSTGR 6 of 12
Human Capital, Local Economic Development, and the Importance of Colleges and Universities, Abel 3 of 3, BSTGR 3 of 12
Labor Market and Challenges for Workforce Development in Buffalo, BSTGR 8 of 12
Labor Market Trends in the Buffalo Region, Abel 2 of 3, BSTGR 2 of 12
Selected Labor Market Trends Buffalo Niagara Falls and Challenges for Workforce Development, BSTGR 9 of 12
The Finance Sector in Buffalo Since the Great Recession, BSTGR 10 of 12
The Performance of the Buffalo Economy Since the Great Recession 2017 Abel 1 of 3, BSTGR 1 of 12
The Reindustrialization of the U.S. Tonawanda Powertrain since the Great Recession, BSTGR 11 of 12
The Role of New York City in the Economy of New York State, BSTGR 12 of 12
716: Q&A/Lou Jean Fleron Shares Lessons from Labor History
Equity Preservation Final Report
Another Voice: Build on Progress in Police Reforms
Starting a School Recycling Program
This is What Democracy Looks Like
Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts & Cultural Organizations & their Audiences in WNY
County’s New Hiring Policy Will Ease Poverty, Inequality
One Nation Under a Groove: Beauty and Democracy Reconsidered
Behind Closed Doors, Executive Sessions and the Public's Right to Know
A Strategy for Prosperity: 2017 Progress Report Western NY
Recycling Policies For Businesses 2017
Better Policing for the City of Buffalo: Toward Community, Transparency, and Justice
To Reject the Requiem
Taskforce on the Prevention of Childhood Lead Poisoning Update
The Climate Justice Movement in Western New York
Bringing the Good Food Purchasing Program to Buffalo, New York: Challenges and Lessons Learned
Bringing the Good Food Purchasing Program to Buffalo: An Investigation of Potential Environmental Stakeholder Participation
Working Toward Equality, Updated: Race, Employment, and Public Transportation in Erie County
Initiatives for a Smart Economy 2.0
PUSH Buffalo's Green Development Zone: a Model for New Economy Community Development
Buffalo Transit Riders United: Community Agenda Plank Video
Create a Signature Park on the Outer Harbor: Community Agenda Plank Video
Lead Safety: Community Agenda Plank Video
Transitioning off Public Assistance: Community Agenda Plank Video
Why Buffalo Needs Inclusionary Zoning; Affordability, Workforce Development, Inclusion, and Quality Housing
FB Community Land Trust Fundraiser
John Marsland Interview: Dennice Barr Pt1
John Marsland Interview: Dennice Barr Pt2
John Marsland Interview: Nathaniel Cole
John Marsland Interview: Zaid Islam
Life on a Nickel's Edge: Struggle and Dignity in Buffalo's Fruit Belt
The Story of the Puerto Rican-Chicano Committee (PRCC)
Freedom of Information Law Report 2017
2016 Annual Report on the State of Homelessness in Western New York
Advancing Health Equity andd Inclusive Growth in Buffalo
Health Equity: The Path to Inclusive Prosperity in Buffalo
The PUSH Green Development Zone: Building Housing Equity from the Ground Up
"Locked in Buffalo's Socioeconomic Basement": An examination of Political and Institutional Racial Discrimination and its Effects on the local African American Community
Lead Poisoning: Triggers and Thresholds
Breaking Down Misconceptions About Poverty
Buffalo Niagara's Strategic Plan for Prosperity, Buffalo Billion
Building the Blue Economy
Homelessness among Young Adults in Buffalo: A Research Report Highlighting Youth Voices
Buffalo Arts and Culture Organizations
Collaboration, Communication and Community-Building
Fruit Belt Neighborhood Asset Inventory
The Public Service Commission Should Deny National Fuel's Request for a Rate Hike
Inclusionary Zoning: Creating Equity and Lasting Affordability in the City of Buffalo, New York
West Side Study
Utilization of Language Services for Clients with Limited English Proficiency Protocols
Credit Unions and Banks Near Downtown Buffalo
Access to Justice in Buffalo and Beyond: Making the Justice System More Welcoming for Refugees
A Plan that Bears Fruit: A Community Land Trust and Other Tools For Neighborhood Revitalization in the Fruit Belt
Energy Poverty in Buffalo's West Side: PUSH, National Fuel, and the Fight for Equitable Energy Access
Bangladeshi Immigrants in Buffalo
A Planning Board for Erie County
Buffalo Niagara at the Crossroads: How State Energy Policies can Lead Western New York to a Green, Prosperous, and Just Future
A Community Benefit Agreement for the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
Buffalo's Proposed Unified Development Ordinance
Redesigning the Scajaquada Expressway
Buffalo Niagara - How Are We Really Doing
Working Toward Equality
Typical Elements in Limited English Proficiency Plans
The Potential Impact of Legalizing, Regulating, and Taxing Marijuana on Erie County and New York State
Greening the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
High School Graduation Rates Portfolio
One Region Forward A New Way To Plan For Buffalo Niagara
Wage Theft Infographic
Earned Sick Time Policy Brief
Young Audiences of WNY ARTWORKS College and Career Guidebook
Ba Zan Lin Interview
Immigrants, Refugees, and Languages Spoken in Buffalo
Traffic Equity in Buffalo, New York
Eritrean Refugees in Buffalo
From Central Africa to Buffalo: Refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Rwanda, and Burundi
Nepali Bhutanese Refugees in Buffalo
Refugees from Iraq in Buffalo
Refugees from Somalia in Buffalo
Refugees from Sudan in Buffalo
Yemeni Immigrants in Western New York
Afghan Refugees in Buffalo
Burman, Karen, and Chin Refugees: From Burma to Buffalo
Best Practices in Language Access and Cultural Competency
From Puerto Rico to Buffalo
A Raise for Fast Food Workers Will Help Western New York
Gamileh Jamil Interview
Lisa Strand Interview
Megan Rumph Perry Interview
Better Choices for Buffalo's Students: Expanding & Reforming the Criteria Schools System
Getting There: Improving Attendance in the Buffalo Public Schools
Initiatives for a Stronger Community
Poverty, Race, and Community Policing in Buffalo
Coordinated School Health in the Buffalo Public Schools: Statement of Need and Recommendations
High Road Economic Development: Best Practices
The High Road Economy: Principles and Practices
Municipal property acquisition patterns in a shrinking city, Evidence for the persistence of an urban growth paradigm in Buffalo, NY
Annual Report on the State of Homelessness in Western New York
Social Justice and the Arts
Temp Work and Poverty in Buffalo
Why New York State Still Needs Single Payer Health Care
Vacant and Abandoned Housing in Buffalo
Town IDAs in Erie County: 2011-2013
A True Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers
Talking Proud: Telling Buffalo's Stories
Raising the Minimum Wage: Key Facts and Figures
Employment Data for Buffalo
Public Education in Buffalo and the Region
Language Access
Community through the eyes of children: blending child-centered research and qualitative geovisulization
Liberty Workforce Curriculum
Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop
On the Edge: The Impact of Changing Demographics on an Inner-Ring Suburban School District
William Worthy’s Concept of "Institutional Rape" Revisited: Anchor Institutions and Residential Displacement in Buffalo, NY
On the Edge: The Impact of Changing Demographics on an Inner-Ring Suburban School District
Prisons of Poverty
Working for 'Extras,' Working for 'Nothing'
Annual Report on the State of Homelessness in Erie-Niagara Metropolitan Area
Serving Limited English Proficient Clients
Preparing Teachers for Poverty's Challenges
Buffalo School Board Governance
English Language Learners and Standardized Tests
Erie County as a Metro-Wide School District
Should Buffalo Move Back to Neighborhood Public Schools?
Teacher Residency Requirements in Buffalo: Reconciling Community Benefits with Marketplace Realities
The Downside of Standardized Testing
Title I Funds in Buffalo Public Schools: Educating Children in Poverty
Poverty Matters: The Correlation of Poverty to Test Outcomes in Buffalo, Amherst, and Cheektowaga Schools
Alarming Disparities: The Disproportionate Number of African American and Hispanic People in Erie County Criminal Justice System
Rebuilding our Neighborhoods: Improving New York State Housing Policy to Better Meet Upstate Needs
The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus: A High Road Strategy to Maximize the Community's Benefit
Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority, Perry Choice Neighborhood Transformation Plan
Chasing a Paper Tiger: Evaluating Buffalo’s Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice
A Public Statement of Principles for High Road Development of Buffalo's Waterfront
Gang Prevention in Buffalo, NY and National Best Practices
Housing Segregation, Inequality, and Poverty in Buffalo-Niagara
Initiatives for a Smart Economy
The Niagara River Greenway: Fulfilling the Promise
From Mandalay to Nickel City
Buffalo City School District McKinney-Vento Program
Impact of Poverty
Dawn of the Dead City: An Exploratory Analysis of Vacant Addresses in Buffalo, NY 2008 to 2010
The Great Recession in Buffalo-Niagara
2013 Annual Report on the State of Homelessness in Erie County
Community Health Workers: A Holistic Solution for Individual and Community Health
Health Data for Buffalo and Erie County
Composting Food and Yard Waste: A Guide for Individuals, Non-Profits, and the City of Buffalo
Population Trends in Buffalo-Niagara
How to Recycle Special Items in Buffalo-Niagara
Recycling: an Easy Way to Save Money, Create Jobs, and Help the Environment
Business Development in the Perry Choice Neighborhood
Establishment of the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority Section 3 Business Development and Employee Training Center: A Concept Paper
Making Waves or Treading Water? An Analysis of Charter Schools in New York State
Walking Tours: Narratives About the Commodore Perry Housing Development
Buffalo's Assets
Building Trades Pre-Apprenticeship Program: Job Training Program for Disadvantaged Workers
Erie County Work Experience Program Partnerships with Non-Profits Offer Work Experience to Temporary Assistance to Needy Family Recipients
Concentrated Poverty and Public Education
Reshaping Buffalo's Recycling Initiatives
Buffalo's Community Health Centers: Healthcare for People with Low Incomes
Creating Assets, Savings & Hope Buffalo
Habitat for Humanity Buffalo
Massachusetts Avenue Project: Urban Farming and Job Skills for Youth
Project Dandelion
Recycling by Businesses Creates Jobs, Saves Energy, Reduces Pollution, and…it’s the law!
Recycling by Multi-Family Residences Creates Jobs, Saves Energy, Reduces Pollution, and…it's the law!
The Buffalo Living Wage Ordinance
The Matt Urban HOPE Center and the Housing First Model
Geographies of Poverty: Buffalo-Niagara Metropolitan Area
The Geography of Poverty: City of Buffalo
Buffalo's Sprawl: Fiscal, Environmental, and Social Costs
State Funding for the NFTA Reduces Pollution, Fights Poverty, and Promotes Economic Development
Profile of Buffalo and its Region
2012 Annual Report on the State of Homelessness in Erie County
Community Reinvestment Act Advocacy
Localization in Buffalo
Workforce Training Programs
HUD Report on Buffalo Community Development Block Grant Program
Best Practices in Mental Health at Corrections Facilities
Benefit Corporation Legislation in New York: What's the Benefit
Buffalo's Community Bicycle Workshop
Front Park's Past and Future
Monitoring Pollution in our Communities: The Clean Air Coalition of Western New York
PUSH Buffalo's Net Zero House at 10 Winter St.
Reducing Disposable Bag Use
Vacant Lot Greening Options in Buffalo
Generating Waste: Problems with NYPA and the IDAs and How to Solve Them
Reforming Buffalo's Tax Foreclosure Process
Buffalo, Amherst, and Erie County: Worlds Apart
Education Data for Buffalo
Refugees, Food Insecurity, and Community Gardens
Geovisualizing Childrens transport exclusion: Childrens Afterschool Activity Opportunities in the Buffalo Metropolitan Area
Greening Buffalo's Vacant Lots
The Triple Bottom Line in Buffalo: Standards for Economic, Social, and Ecological Success
A Green Building Ordinance for Buffalo
Looking for Trickledown Under the Peace Bridge: A Critique of the Public Bridge Authority's Economic Impact Claims
Municipal Water Management, Private Contracting, and Public Response: A Case Study of Water Privatization in Buffalo, New York
Cooling Global Warming Through Transit
How City Hall Can Foster the Urban Farming Revolution in Buffalo
Policies to Encourage Biking and Walking in Buffalo
What Climate Change Means for Buffalo
Responding to New York's Budget Crisis
How local public administrators, nonprofit providers, and elected officials perceive impediments to fair housing in the suburbs: an analysis of Erie County, New York
2010 Buffalo and Erie County Annual Report on Homelessness: A Community Profile
2011 Annual Report on the State of Homelessness in Erie County
Buffalo Public Schools Reconstruction
Green Municipal Building Ordinances
Increasing Use of Public Transit
Urban Farming in Buffalo: Economic Development and Climate Change Strategy
Environmental Data for Buffalo
Healthy Eating and Active Living: For Children in the City of Buffalo
The Buffalo Urban Development Corporation
Unemployment and Poverty in Western New York
Who is Living in Poverty and Why?
Drug Testing by Potential Employers
Local and Minority Hiring Practices
Transportation and Low Wage Work
Children First! Child Care Assistance in Erie County
Strengthening Unemployment Insurance
The Problem of Worker Misclassification
Criminal Convictions and Employment Rights in New York State
Education Levels and Low-Wage Work
How to Improve Erie County's Work First Program
Overtime Violations
TANF and Higher Education
Paid Sick Leave: Should Investing in the Workforce be Mandatory?
Unionization of Low Wage Workers
An Educational Gift: Teacher Aides in New York State
Dishwashers: Workers in a Low-Wage Occupation
Food Environment, Built Environment, and Women's BMI: Evidence from Erie County, New York
Landscapers and Grounds Keepers
The Job of a UB Janitor
Working as an EMT
Exploring Low Wage Work in the Farming Industry
Food Service Workers in Buffalo Public Schools
Food Service Workers in Restaurants: Short Order Cooks, First-Line Supervisors, and Managers
Home Health Aides
Retail Sales: Selling to make a Living
Sanitation Workers in the City of Buffalo
School Bus Monitors in Western New York
Working as a Security Guard in Western New York
Canal Side: How Will the Community Benefit?
Working as a Receptionist
Playing an Insecure Hand
Pathways to Progress
Bypassing the Bust: The Stability of Upstate New York's Housing Markets During the Recession
Environmental Health and Racial Disparities in Buffalo
Individuals Below the Poverty Level
Buffalo's In Rem Foreclosure Auction
Registration and the Re-Empowerment of the Buffalo Housing Court
The Black Rock Vacancy Initiative: An Analysis of Results and Obstacles
A User's Guide to Bringing a Private Nuisance Action
Are YOU Registered? An Analysis of Buffalo's Rental Registry Code
Collection of Housing Judgments: Buffalo's Practice Compared to Other Municipalities
The “Community as Classroom Initiative:” The Case of Futures Academy in Buffalo, New York
The Connection: Schooling, Youth Development, and Community Building– The Futures Academy Case
The Futures Academy Community Garden Project
The Historical Overview of Blacks in the Fruit Belt: The Continuing Struggle to Build a Vibrant Community
City of Buffalo 2009-2010 Action Plan
Empire State's Cultural Capital at Risk?
Erie County Sales Tax
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Board
Buffalo City Comptroller
Buffalo Fiscal Stability Authority
Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority
Buffalo Sewer Authority
Buffalo Water Authority
Erie County Comptroller
Erie County Industrial Development Agency
Erie County Legislature
Erie County Sewer Division and Sewer Districts
Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA)
Office of the Erie County Executive
The Mayor of Buffalo
County Planning Boards
Erie County Property Taxes
Freedom of Information: Federal and New York State Laws
Limited English Proficiency Access in Buffalo and Erie County
Municipal Unions
New York State Campaign Finance Laws
Sustainability Offices for Local Governments
The Erie County Holding Center and Correctional Facility
Erie County's Budget
Buffalo Poverty Reduction Blueprint
Public School Discipline: Alternatives to Suspension
The City of Buffalo Budget Fiscal Year 2008-2009
City of Buffalo Property Tax
Open Meetings Law
Racial Disparities in Buffalo
The Erie Canal Harbor Development: Building on Community Assets for a Sustainable Future
Childcare Workers
Buffalo Board of Parking
City of Buffalo vs. ABN Amro Mortgage
IDA Reform
Missing the Target
The Difference a University Makes: An Updated Impact Analysis of the University at Buffalo
Buffalo's Demolition Strategy
Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority
Labor Unions and Coalitions in Buffalo
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation
Artspace Buffalo: Buffalo Artists Residence & Gallery
Buffalo Arts and Culture
IDA Consolidation
Immigrants and Refugees in Buffalo
Informal Economies
Community Benefits Agreements
Economic Inequality in New York State
Alternative Tax Strategies for Local Governments
Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau
Community Development Block Grants and Buffalo
Poverty Level Work in Western New York
The Broadway Market Management Corporation
The Buffalo Central Terminal and Economic Development
The Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency
Saving Buffalo's Untold Beauty
Predatory Business Practices: Automobile Financing
Early Childhood Education in Buffalo, New York
Brownfield Cleanup and Development in Buffalo, New York
Catholic Church Closings
Richardson Center Corporation
Historic Preservation
Professional Sports Subsidies
NYSERDA: New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
The New York Power Authority
Erie County Office of Economic Development
Subprime Lending: the Rotten Core of the Current Economic Crisis
Easy Ways to Lower your Utility Bills
Mortgage Lending Disparities in Metropolitan Buffalo: Implications for Community Reinvestment Policy
The Role of Citizen Participation and action research Principles in Main Street Revitalization
Greening Buffalo: What Local Governments Can Do
HUD Homes: How they Can Promote Home Ownership and Reduce House Abandonment
Internet Access: An Easy Solution for a Tough Problem
Preventing Deterioration and Abandonment of Rental Properties in Buffalo
Marketing City-Owned Properties
City of Buffalo Contracting Process: Demolition Contracts
Healing our Houses will Cure Lead Poisoning Epidemic
The Third Party Transfer Program: A Tool Buffalo Can Use to Reduce Property Abandonment
Existing and Potential Remedies for Illegal Flipping in Buffalo, New York
Preventing Tax Foreclosures in the City of Buffalo
Comptroller's Review of the Costs of Real Property Tax Assessment in Erie County
The Control Boards: Time for an Objective Review and Real Reforms
City of Buffalo 2008-2009 Budgets and Four Year Plans
Greening the Richardson Complex
Position Statement on Route Five and the Peace Bridge
Regionalism Revisited: The Effort to Streamline Governance in Buffalo and Erie County, New York
Beyond Food Deserts: Measuring and Mapping Racial Disparities in Neighborhood Food Environments
The Buffalo Olmsted Park System: Plan for the 21st Century
The Geography of Urban Poverty
An Integrated Approach to Fighting Blight and Poverty in Buffalo's Low-Income Neighborhoods
Blueprint Buffalo
Buffalo's Tourism
City of Buffalo Living Wage Ordinance
Poverty and Buffalo: Beyond the Headlines
Local Taxes in New York State: Easing the Burden
A Proposal to Create the Buffalo Green Land Bank
Green Infrastructure Can Combat Combined Sewer Overflows
Is a Green Building an Energy Efficient Building?
Methane and Cogeneration Technology: Renewable Energy Opportunities for Erie County Wastewater Treatment Plants
Local Advantage in a Global Era: Making Local Procurement Work for New York
Weatherization: A Step Towards Green Cities
Alternatives to Incarceration
Revitalizing Buffalo: Let's Take the High Road
Brown to Green: Building a 21st Century Sustainable Community, A Strategic Plan for Regeneration of the Highland Avenue Community
Building a Better Neighborhood Housing Partnership
Affordable Housing and the Environment in Buffalo, New York
Sprawling by the Lake: How IDA-Granted Property Tax Exemptions Undermine Older Parts of the Buffalo/Niagara Metro Area
Buffalo Habitat for Humanity: The Challenges and Prospects of Green Building
PUSH Buffalo's Community Housing Co-operative: A Case Study in Green Building Rehabilitation
Weatherization Assistance and Low-Income Households
Niagara River Greenway Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (Part I)
Niagara River Greenway Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (Part II)
Niagara River Greenway Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (Part III)
Achieving a Greater Buffalo
Home Energy Conservation: Affordable Housing and the Environment
The Potential of Deconstruction in Buffalo, New York
Violent Crime in the City of Good Neighbors
A Growing City: Hydroponic Farming in Buffalo
Arts & Economic Prosperity III
Can Buffalo Ever Come Back?
Don't Pay for your Neighbors' Garbage
Integrating Deconstruction and Recycling Into the Demolition Process in Buffalo, NY
Residential Deconstruction in Buffalo: A Viable Alternative to Demolition
Sustainable Roofs for Buffalo Schools
Overview of Municipal Vacant Building Registries
Taxes in New York State: Restoring Fairness and Equity to the Personal Income Tax to Reverse Decades of Reliance on the Property Tax- Short and Long Term Solutions
Sustaining Arts and Culture in Buffalo Niagara
Understanding Residents Concerns Over the St. John Town House Initiative
At Taxpayers' Expense
Framework for Regional Growth
Poverty: A State of Extremes
Left Behind: How Difficulties with Transportation are a Roadblock to Self-Sufficiency
The High Cost of Being Poor
Buffalo Child Care Means Business: Full Study Report
The Persistence of Segregation in Buffalo, New York
Housing Service Agency Structural Definition Report
The Path Not Taken: How New York State has Increased the Tax Burden on the Middle Class and Cut Taxes for its Highest Income Taxpayers by over $8 Billion a Year
A Cultural Tourism Strategy: Enriching Culture and Building Tourism in Buffalo Niagara
Losing Ground: Income and Poverty in Upstate New York, 1980-2000
From Theory to Practice: The Quest to Radically Reconstruct Buffalo's Inner City Neighborhoods
Fruit Belt/Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Tax Increment Financing District
The Fillmore Avenue Commercial Redevelopment Plan
The Masten District Neighborhood Plan
Solutions for a Better Quality of Life: A Guide to Solving Neighborhood Issues
Transition and Renewal: The Emergence of a Diverse Upstate Economy
Vacant Land, Buildings and Facilities Asset Management Project
The Peace Bridge Chronicles
The Buffalo Financial Control Board
Sprawl Without Growth: The Upstate Paradox
Fruit Belt Redevelopment Plan Preliminary Study
Futures Academy: The Case for Maintaining its Magnet / Residence School Status
Small Business: Big Challenge
Development of A Turning Point Scenario: A Strategic Plan and Action Agenda for the Fruitbelt / Medical Corridor
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Cultural District & Cultural Corridor: A Strategic Plan and Action Agenda For the Masten District
Fundamental Shifts Have Altered the Role of Local Governments
The Health Status of the Near East Side Black Community: A Study of the Wellness and Neighborhood Conditions Buffalo, New York
The Historical Roots of the Crisis in Housing Affordability: The Case of Buffalo, New York
Champions @ Work: Employment, Workplace Practices and Labor-Management Relations in Western New York: A Study
Black in Buffalo: A late-century progress report
Governance in Erie County: A Foundation for Understanding and Action
Reflections on Progress at Work
Integrity and Ethical Standards in New York State Government: Final Report to the Governor
Buffalo Housing Court Act