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Robert Silverman

Policy Fellow

Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University at Buffalo

Robert Silverman

Robert Silverman is a Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo (UB). His research focuses on fair and affordable housing, community development, the non-profit sector, and education reform. Some of his recent publications include: the 2016 co-authored book, Affordable housing in US shrinking cities: From neighborhoods of despair to neighborhoods of opportunity?; the 2015 co-authored book, Qualitative research methods for community development; the 2013 co-edited book, Schools and urban revitalization: Rethinking institutions and community development; and the 2011 co-edited book, Fair and affordable housing in the US: Trends, outcomes, future directions. He has been involved in a number of projects focusing on housing and community development issues in Buffalo, including: analyses of fair housing in Buffalo and Erie county, research on vacant and abandoned property in Buffalo, and projects dealing with education reform and public school financing in upstate New York. He is currently working on two research projects that focus on Buffalo. One is the Turning the Corner (TTC) project, which is a study of neighborhood change in Buffalo. That project is being done in collaboration with the Urban Institute and it is funded by the Ralph C. Wilson Foundation. The other project examines the feasibility of Small Area Fair Market Rents for Buffalo. It is funded by the Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC). Robert has a BS in political science and a Master’s in Public Administration from Arizona State University (ASU), and a PhD in Urban Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (UWM). Phone: (716)829-5882 Email: rms35@buffalo.edu.

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