Sam Magavern, Lindsey Taylor — Jul 1, 2020
Special Guest Sam Magavern of Partnership for the Public Good, Attorney & Author will be talking about Systematic Disparities in Housing.
Russell Weaver — Aug 30, 2019
In honor of the 125th anniversary of Buffalo’s own, President Grover Cleveland, signing the law establishing the federal Labor Day holiday in the U.S., this report creates a current profile of labor union members in the Buffalo-Niagara region.
This article examines residents’ perceptions of inner-city
revitalization in legacy cities. The analysis focuses on
neighborhoods undergoing revitalization in a legacy city, Buffalo,
NY. The article draws from data for a larger research project
called Turning the Corner which was sponsored by the Urban
Institute. The focus of that project was to identify planning
strategies to address negative externalities caused by neighborhood
change and heightened risks of displacement due to …
Although climate change requires an international response and will require national policies and actions, local geographies have to be involved because it that is where the harms are felt. But how can local and regional areas respond to the climate crisis? This article offers a story of the emergence of a climate justice movement in Buffalo and Western New York as an example of how one community is addressing climate change and its unequal impacts.
This policy report was drafted by Anna Blatto, a senior at the University at Buffalo. It explores the history of segregation in Buffalo and offers policy suggestions for the years ahead.
Daniel Cadzow — Mar 30, 2018
This policy brief was drafted by Daniel Cadzow, Policy Fellow at PPG and an advocate for environmental justice and equitable traffic infrastructure.
Mark Poloncarz — Jun 30, 2017
Just like its predecessor, I4SE 2.0 is organized in a manner that
focuses on those sectors of the local economy identified by WNYREDC
as growth sectors. It identifies initiatives within those sectors
where ErieCounty can make a meaningful contribution. These sectors
include: advanced manufacturing, smart growth implementation,
workforce development, agriculture, bi-national logistics, energy,
and tourism.The report also identifies specific initiatives that
Erie County will undertake in other …
Ramon Garcia — Jan 17, 2013
At the end of the last decade, the U.S. experienced its most severe
economic downturn since the Great Depression. The so-called
“Great Recession” shocked the economies of virtually every
metropolitan area in the nation. Officially, the recession
began in December of 2007 and ended in June 2009. But for
much of the country, recovery has been very slow; over three years
since the expansion began the nation had gained back less than half
of the jobs it had lost during …
Rachel Jones — Nov 16, 2008
Until very recently, the Broadway Market was run by the Broadway
Market Management Corporation, under Executive Director, Richard
Fronczak. James Malczewski, Helen Wylubski, Peter Cammarata,
Otis Cowart, and Joseph Petruso were members of the board.
Some of the members were appointed directly by the mayor.
Other members included the city comptroller, the Fillmore District
member of the council, the Erie County Legislator representing the
area, tenants and the neighborhood …
Edward Glaeser — Jan 1, 2007
At the onset of the Great Depression, Buffalo had 573,000
inhabitants, making it the 13th-largest city in America. In
the 75 years that followed, this once-mighty metropolis lost 55
percent of its population, a decline most dramatic in its blighted
inner city but also apparent in its broader metropolitan area, one
of the 20 most quickly deteriorating such regions in the
nation. Twenty-seven percent of Buffalo’s residents are poor,
more than twice the national average. …