Paradoxically, Buffalo has both a crisis of abandoned housing and a severe homelessness problem. Top housing priorities should be preventing abandonment, preserving and rehabilitating existing units, and weatherizing housing to reduce energy costs and pollution simultaneously. Any new housing should be sustainable – strategically located to strengthen existing communities and ecologically friendly to reduce energy costs and pollution. As new development raises rents and property taxes in parts of the city, anti-displacement strategies become crucial in protecting vulnerable residents.
|Erasing Red Lines: Part 2 - Systems Thinking for Social and Community Change|
|Erasing Red Lines: Part 1 - Geographies of Discrimination|
|The Eastside-Airport Metro Rail Extension|
|Community Land Trust Network Models|
|Are We Still Going Through the Empty Ritual of Participation? Inner-City Residents’ and Other Grassroots Stakeholders’ Perceptions of Public Input and Neighborhood Revitalization|