- By BRADSHAW HOVEY
- Published: June 30, 2011
The UB Regional Institute, known for its cutting-edge policy research, and the Urban Design Project (UDP), a key contributor to planning and place-making efforts throughout the region, are joining forces.
Already two of UB’s most active and relevant research centers, the alliance of the Regional Institute and UDP will strengthen the capacity of the School of Architecture and Planning to produce public scholarship in service to the community and build a new infrastructure to support faculty research.
“The Regional Institute has been the go-to source for practical policy research for more than a decade,” said Robert G. Shibley, dean of the School of Architecture and Planning. “And our Urban Design Project has been closely involved in many of the most important planning initiatives in Buffalo Niagara since 1990. We’ll be even better together.