Buffalo Commons


Using Publicly-Owned Vacant Land to Advance Sustainability and Equity in Buffalo, New York
The True Cost of Child Care: Erie County NY (Final Report)
Climate Solutions are Health Solutions: An Evaluation of PUSH Green's Home Energy Efficiency Program
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
Building a Safer Buffalo: Invest in Communities, Divest from Police
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
Save Money, Save Lives: An Analysis of the Fiscal Impact of the HALT Solitary Confinement Act
Building “Next Generation” Democratic Workplaces to Reduce Inequality and Empower Workers: Evidence and Policy Implications from Buffalo-Niagara
Analysis of Predatory Lending in New York: From Origins to Interviews
CDFI Ecosystems and Alternate Forms of Lending
Predatory Lenders: Avoiding Scams and Unethical Lending Practices
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?
Building a Little Shipping Container Home in Buffalo, New York
Buffalo’s Outer Harbor: the Right Place for a World-Class Park
Distinguishing the Social Sector: A Buffalo-Niagara Labor Market Study
A First Look at Exploring Buffalo's Temp Economy
The Climate Justice Movement in Western New York
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
Improving Teen Engagement in Buffalo and Erie County
Just Transitions in School Food
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
Women in Elected Office Challenges and Opportunities in Erie County
Voting 101
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
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
Workers on the Brink: Low-Wage Employment in Buffalo and Erie County
Poverty in Buffalo: Causes, Impacts, Solutions
Renewing Our Pledge: A Path to Ending Lead Poisoning of Buffalo's Most Vulnerable Citizens
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
The Niagara River Greenway: Fulfilling the Promise
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
State of Play in Western New York
WNY Girls in Sports
Higher Education’s Anchor Mission Measuring Place-Based Engagement
What If...Pathways to Progress Vol. 2: Women and Girls in WNY
Equity Preservation Final Report
Arts and Economic Prosperity 5 The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts & Cultural Organizations & their Audiences in WNY
Behind Closed Doors, Executive Sessions and the Public's Right to Know
A Strategy for Prosperity: 2017 Progress Report Western NY
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
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
"Locked in Buffalo's Socioeconomic Basement": An examination of Political and Institutional Racial Discrimination and its Effects on the local African American Community
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
Collaboration, Communication and Community-Building
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
Access to Justice in Buffalo and Beyond: Making the Justice System More Welcoming for Refugees
Energy Poverty in Buffalo's West Side: PUSH, National Fuel, and the Fight for Equitable Energy Access
Buffalo Niagara at the Crossroads: How State Energy Policies can Lead Western New York to a Green, Prosperous, and Just Future
Buffalo's Proposed Unified Development Ordinance
Working Toward Equality
Greening the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
One Region Forward A New Way To Plan For Buffalo Niagara
Traffic Equity in Buffalo, New York
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
Annual Report on the State of Homelessness in Western New York
Social Justice and the Arts
Temp Work and Poverty in Buffalo
Talking Proud: Telling Buffalo's Stories
Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop
On the Edge: The Impact of Changing Demographics on an Inner-Ring Suburban School District
Annual Report on the State of Homelessness in Erie-Niagara Metropolitan Area
Serving Limited English Proficient Clients
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
A Public Statement of Principles for High Road Development of Buffalo's Waterfront
Impact of Poverty
2013 Annual Report on the State of Homelessness in Erie County
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
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!
2012 Annual Report on the State of Homelessness in Erie County
Community Reinvestment Act Advocacy
HUD Report on Buffalo Community Development Block Grant Program
Buffalo's Community Bicycle Workshop
PUSH Buffalo's Net Zero House at 10 Winter St.
Reducing Disposable Bag Use
Generating Waste: Problems with NYPA and the IDAs and How to Solve Them
Cooling Global Warming Through Transit
Policies to Encourage Biking and Walking in Buffalo
2010 Buffalo and Erie County Annual Report on Homelessness: A Community Profile
2011 Annual Report on the State of Homelessness in Erie County
Increasing Use of Public Transit
Food Environment, Built Environment, and Women's BMI: Evidence from Erie County, New York
Pathways to Progress
Bypassing the Bust: The Stability of Upstate New York's Housing Markets During the Recession
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?
Freedom of Information: Federal and New York State Laws
Buffalo Poverty Reduction Blueprint
Open Meetings Law
The Erie Canal Harbor Development: Building on Community Assets for a Sustainable Future
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
Labor Unions and Coalitions in Buffalo
Poverty Level Work in Western New York
Subprime Lending: the Rotten Core of the Current Economic Crisis
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 Geography of Urban Poverty
An Integrated Approach to Fighting Blight and Poverty in Buffalo's Low-Income Neighborhoods
Blueprint Buffalo
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
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
A Growing City: Hydroponic Farming in Buffalo
Arts & Economic Prosperity III
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
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
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 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
Governance in Erie County: A Foundation for Understanding and Action
Integrity and Ethical Standards in New York State Government: Final Report to the Governor
Buffalo Housing Court Act