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A solid grounding in the facts is the foundation of all good public policy. Improving our community means understanding the lives of people who live here in specific, quantifiable ways. The information below helps tell the story of life in the Buffalo-Niagara region.

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October 15, 2018

New Fact Sheet on Rental Housing Costs in Buffalo

Our new fact sheet summarizes the data currently available on the changing costs of rental housing in Buffalo, NY. It explores six data sources for rent figures and what each one can tell us about Buffalo’s rental market. The sources include U.S. Census data, online rental listing sites, …

May 7, 2018

New PPG Report on A Brief History of Segregation in Buffalo for the Open Buffalo Innovation Lab

On May 7, 2018, PPG released a report on A Brief History of Segregation in Buffalo for the Open Buffalo Innovation Lab.  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 …

April 2, 2018

Urban Expressway Removal in Buffalo: The Historical Context

PPG has just released a policy brief drafted by Daniel Cadzow, Policy Fellow at PPG and an advocate for environmental justice and equitable traffic infrastructure. The policy brief summarizes the history of transportation infrastructure in Buffalo and some of the thinking behind its …

March 1, 2018

New Fact Sheet on the Indigenous People of Western New York

PPG has released a fact sheet summarizing the available history of Indigenous people in what is now known as Western New York and providing information on the contemporary state of Haudenosaunee communities. Intended to shed light on an often overlooked history, it includes demographic, economic, …

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Important Briefing on the Census: Let’s Not be Undercounted!December 8, 2017, 11 am-2 pm

Partnership for the Public Good, Common Cause NY, and the NY Civic Engagement Table

A complete count in the 2020 Census is essential to ensuring that congressional, state and local redistricting is fair and accurate and that communities receive the proper funding for local infrastructure and social services. But there are many challenges that may undermine the accuracy of the 2020 …

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Rental Housing Costs in Buffalo
Employment Data for Buffalo-Niagara
Racial Disparities in Buffalo-Niagara
A City Divided: A Brief History of Segregation in Buffalo
Urban Expressway Removal in Buffalo: The Historical Context