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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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February 19, 2019

Buffalo Law Journal: "Partnership for the Public Good outlines top issues for 2019"

Partnership for the Public Good recently released its annual agenda of issues it will advocate for reform this year, with expansion of voting rights and alternatives to arrest leading the way.  

February 13, 2019

Community Agenda Update: Winning Voting Rights and Working Toward a Complete Census Count

PPG and partners met to discuss and strategize around two topics from the 2019 Community Agenda: protecting and expanding voting rights and forming a Complete Count Committee for Buffalo-Niagara representation in Census 2020.

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 …

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The Battle for Land and the Future of the Postindustrial CityJuly 10, 2019, 12:30-2:30 pm

Aaron Bartley

For the past 14 years, Aaron Bartley, as one of PUSH Buffalo’s cofounders, worked alongside colleagues to build a model of community-controlled development WNY. The organizers rooted their organization in the values and analysis of the Just Transition and Development Without Displacement …

Urban Legacy Filmworks: Doug Ruffin on The Public GoodJune 18, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Sarah Wooton

Join us on The Public Good this week! We'll hear from Doug Ruffin, owner and founder of Urban Legacy Filmworks. He'll be discussing how he got into filmmaking, his draw to Buffalo-based topics, his inspirations, as well as what's next in his filmmaking career. He'll also be talking about '67 …

Who Owns Land in Buffalo? Aaron Bartley on The Public GoodMay 21, 2019, 10-10:30 pm

Andrea Ó Súilleabháin

Join us on The Public Good this week! We’ll hear from Aaron Bartley, co-founder of People United for Sustainable Housing (PUSH) who served as its executive director for 12 years and is now in a post-PUSH residency with Cornell in Buffalo and PPG. We’ll be discussing private versus …

Evening of Black Labor History presented by CBTU Buffalo ChapterFebruary 28, 2019, 5:30-8:30 pm

Robert Mootry, Jr.

Celebrate Black History Month and join the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Buffalo Chapter for An Evening of Black Labor History featuring a program of presentations and panelists. The event will take place on Thursday, February 28th at 5:30pm at the 1199 SEIU Union Hall, 2421 Main St. Buffalo, …

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The Buffalo, New York Outer Harbor as a Cultural Landscape
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