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The Buffalo Niagara region is facing major environmental problems with sprawl, air pollution, poor water quality, and numerous brownfields. But with its abundant water, wind, and solar resources, Buffalo Niagara also has the potential to be a major hub for clean, green energy. By protecting and restoring our waterways, we can take advantage of our location on the Great Lakes and the Niagara River. Local and state governments need to understand that the most competitive cities of the future will be the greenest: cities that promote mass transit, green buildings, and the conservation of energy, water, and habitats.

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March 2, 2019

Buffalo News: "Coalition wants to soften tax hikes so residents can 'stay in their homes'"

"Buffalo’s booming real estate market has been more than generous to many city-dwellers selling their homes over the past few years, with some receiving more than twice the amount of money they paid just a few years ago. Their good fortune is likely to translate into a cost to longtime …

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.  

December 20, 2018

New PPG Handbook on Land Use and Zoning Law

Partnership for the Public Good just released Land Use and Zoning Law: a Citizen's Guide. This handbook was written by Arthur Giacalone, an attorney with many years’ experience in land use law. It is a basic overview to help the public understand the zoning and land use development …

October 29, 2018

WBFO News: "New report highlights 'cultural significance' of Buffalo's Outer Harbor"

"A coalition formed to resist a proposal to privatize and redevelop public lands along Buffalo's Outer Harbor released a report Monday which, according to those who commissioned it, highlights the cultural significance of that part of the city's waterfront. It's part of an effort to preserve green …

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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 …

Common Ground: Climate Change & Energy Conservation AlternativesMay 5, 2019, 12-2:30 pm

Walter Simpson

Join Walter Simpson, University at Buffalo's former University Energy Officer, for a presentation on what can be learned from UB's solar and conservation projects, with a Q&A to follow.  

Common Ground: Climate Change & Energy Conservation AlternativesMay 5, 2019, 12-2:30 pm

Walter Simpson

Join Walter Simpson, University at Buffalo's former University Energy Officer, for a presentation on what can be learned from UB's solar and conservation projects, with a Q&A to follow.  

Common Ground: Climate Change & Energy Conservation AlternativesMay 5, 2019, 12-2:30 pm

Walter Simpson

Join Walter Simpson, University at Buffalo's former University Energy Officer, for a presentation on what can be learned from UB's solar and conservation projects, with a Q&A to follow.  

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