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07/29/2020
UB Student Association

Watch: The UB Student Association hosted a Town Hall on Racial Injustice at the university.

"'Some people have talked about the cost involved in the restoration and modernization of that unit. But I never heard a...
03/02/2020
Black history in housing complex at risk of demolition

"'Some people have talked about the cost involved in the restoration and modernization of that unit. But I never heard anybody speak about that when they were doing the Darwin Martin House,' [Taylor] said. 'I’ve never heard anybody say 30-million dollars is a lot to pour into a house nobody is going to live in.'” https://news.wbfo.org/post/black-history-housing-complex-risk-demolition

In between William Street and Broadway on Buffalo’s East Side, nestled among recently built housing units sits a ghost town. Broken glass, ripped out

Photos from the Future City Competition
02/18/2020

Photos from the Future City Competition

Our Community-As-Classroom team in action
02/18/2020

Our Community-As-Classroom team in action

https://www.buffalorising.com/2019/07/the-futures-garden/ The Futures Garden recently received some great recognition fr...
07/26/2019
The Futures Garden

https://www.buffalorising.com/2019/07/the-futures-garden/
The Futures Garden recently received some great recognition from Buffalo Rising! The Futures Garden is a byproduct of our Community as Classroom program in P.S. 37 (Futures Academy). We still have lots of work to do but we’re very excited to see the Futures Park and Garden evolving into an educational campus for all students and community residents! #fruitbelt #buffalony #ubcus #futuresacademy #futurespark #futuresgarden #urbanplanning #neighborhoodplanning #communitydevelopment

Just when you think that gardens couldn't be any greater in Buffalo, comes along The Futures Garden. This Grassroots Garden is located directly across from the Marva J Daniel Futures Preparatory School #37 (Futures Phoenix), which is just down Carlton Street from The Medical Campus. On my way to vis

Was a great privilege to host 10 international delegates from Belarus this past week. The delegates are planners, activi...
07/18/2019

Was a great privilege to host 10 international delegates from Belarus this past week. The delegates are planners, activists, and leaders in their communities. Discussions regarded our community as classroom program at PS 37 (futures academy) in the fruit belt, and how this program is applicable to planning issues across the world. #urbanplanning #communityasclassroom #fruitbelt #buffalony #belarus #buffalove #futuresacademy #futurespark #futuresgarden @ubuffaloarchplan @ Marva J. Daniel Futures Preparatory School

We’re so proud of 2019 winners of the Robert E. Grimm Community Service Award. This award is given to a student(s) who d...
07/02/2019

We’re so proud of 2019 winners of the Robert E. Grimm Community Service Award. This award is given to a student(s) who demonstrates extraordinary devotion to the community of their school,
neighborhood, and city. #futuresacademy #fruitbelt #buffalony #collectiveworkandresponsibility #buffalove @ Buffalo, New York

The University at Buffalo Center for Urban Studies East Side History ProjectHenry Louis Taylor, Jr., Ph.D. Project Direc...
06/04/2019

The University at Buffalo Center for Urban Studies East Side History Project

Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., Ph.D.
Project Director

The East Side History Project is a joint partnership amongst the University at Buffalo Center for Urban Studies, the Buffalo State College Archives & Special Collections Department, and the Monroe Fordham Regional History Center to document the history of African-American people living in the East Side of Buffalo. The planners and archivists have been working to gather primary and secondary source material that documents the life of Black Buffalo. The final project will be the creation of a digital platform that makes the historical documents readily available and accessible to researchers, urban planners, educators, students, community activists, and the general public.
The History Project conceptualizes history as a dynamic continuum that consists of the past, the present, and the uncreated future. In this paradigm, knowledge of the past informs our understanding of the present, which then shapes our ideas for the desirable future. These ideas and insights allow for the imagining of a very different yet possible world. Such a new world will be more racially, socially, and economically inclusive and just than the current world.
A singular goal of the East Side History Project is to give urban planners an in-depth understanding of Black life in Buffalo that then allows them to re-create Black Buffalo history. The planners can use these documents to specifically gain insight into Black spatiality, placemaking, institution involvement, and community- building activities. Also, the history project sources will provide planners with insight into the ways that predatory City-building activities disrupted these neighborhoods (residentially and economically) and spawned the underdevelopment of Black Buffalo neighborhoods. Such ideas will then lay the foundation for building future communities based on the strengths of these early Black spatial formations, and to avoid damages and dangers that are created by predatory city building.

This past Saturday, we attended the @eriecountyny Summer Youth Job Fair where we met lots of great candidates! We can’t ...
06/03/2019

This past Saturday, we attended the @eriecountyny Summer Youth Job Fair where we met lots of great candidates! We can’t wait for our team to get started this summer, working in the Futures Park and Garden in the Fruit Belt neighborhood! #fruitbelt #buffalony #eriecounty #futuresacademy #futurespark #urbangarden #buffalove #jobfair #summer #summerinternship #collectiveworkandresponsibility

University at Buffalo Center for Urban Studies
06/03/2019

University at Buffalo Center for Urban Studies

It’s veggie garden season and we’re so excited to have one of our favorite neighborhood helpers back this year! #fruitbe...
05/28/2019

It’s veggie garden season and we’re so excited to have one of our favorite neighborhood helpers back this year! #fruitbelt #futuresacademy #collectiveworkandresponsibility #buffalony #buffalove @ Marva J. Daniel Futures Preparatory School

Another round of thanks to all of our volunteers and partners for their help in the 19th annual Fruit Belt Clean-A-Thon!...
05/27/2019

Another round of thanks to all of our volunteers and partners for their help in the 19th annual Fruit Belt Clean-A-Thon! #buffalony #buffalove #fruitbelt #futuresacademy #collectiveworkandresponsibility @ Marva J. Daniel Futures Preparatory School

Thank you to all of our awesome volunteers yesterday at the 19th annual Fruit Belt Clean-A-Thon! #buffalony #collectivew...
05/25/2019

Thank you to all of our awesome volunteers yesterday at the 19th annual Fruit Belt Clean-A-Thon! #buffalony #collectiveworkandresponsibility #fruitbelt #futuresacademy #buffalove @ Buffalo, New York

We have been working hard on our city model this winter! Almost finished! #buffalony #futuresacademy #fruitbelt #urbanpl...
02/08/2019

We have been working hard on our city model this winter! Almost finished! #buffalony #futuresacademy #fruitbelt #urbanplanning #buffalopublicschools @ Marva J. Daniel Futures Preparatory School

Fresh vegetables in the #fruitbelt 🥕🥒🌶🌽🥦 #harvestseason #fallharvest #futuresacademy #buffalony #urbangardening #communi...
10/06/2018

Fresh vegetables in the #fruitbelt 🥕🥒🌶🌽🥦 #harvestseason #fallharvest #futuresacademy #buffalony #urbangardening #communitygarden #grassrootsgardenswny @universityatbuffalo @ubuffaloarchplan

Thanks to the 100 plus visitors who came out to visit the #futuresgarden during the #eastsidegardenwalk #fruitbeltbuffal...
07/21/2018

Thanks to the 100 plus visitors who came out to visit the #futuresgarden during the #eastsidegardenwalk #fruitbeltbuffalo #communitygarden #grassrootsgardenswny #grassrootsgardensbuffalo #buffalove @ Buffalo, New York

We’ve had lots of helpers and future community gardeners this week! #buffalony #fruitbelt #futuresacademy #communitygard...
07/19/2018

We’ve had lots of helpers and future community gardeners this week! #buffalony #fruitbelt #futuresacademy #communitygarden #urbangardening #grassrootsgardenswny #eastside #buffalove @ Buffalo, New York

The #Futuresgarden continues to grow! Nearly half of our 18 total beds are approaching their first harvest! Each of our ...
06/28/2018

The #Futuresgarden continues to grow! Nearly half of our 18 total beds are approaching their first harvest! Each of our harvests help to provide healthy, nutritious fresh produce options to residents of the #FruitBelt and families of #FuturesAcademy! #communitygarden #urbangardening #urbanfarming #buffalony #buffalove #eastside @ Buffalo, New York

Hello all, here is a summer update for the #futuresgarden in the #fruitbelt that has had quite the transformation over b...
06/23/2018

Hello all, here is a summer update for the #futuresgarden in the #fruitbelt that has had quite the transformation over both, the past few months and year! #urbangardening #community #buffalony #eastside @ Marva J. Daniel Futures Preparatory School

During our last week of #camp we are working on finishing our #LittleFreeLibrary 📚 #dontforget our #final #presentation ...
08/08/2017

During our last week of #camp we are working on finishing our #LittleFreeLibrary 📚 #dontforget our #final #presentation is on Thursday August 10 at 2pm in 403 Hayes Hall #universityatbuffalo #buffalony #buffalove #ubuffaloarchplan #summercamp #urbanplanning @universityatbuffalo @ubuffaloarchplan

#savethedate 📆 Only two weeks until our #final #presentation on August 10 at 2:00pm in 403 Hayes Hall 🏘 #buffalony #buff...
07/27/2017

#savethedate 📆 Only two weeks until our #final #presentation on August 10 at 2:00pm in 403 Hayes Hall 🏘 #buffalony #buffalove #ubuffaloarchplan #universityatbuffalo #summercamp #urbanplanning #youreinvited @ubuffaloarchplan @universityatbuffalo

Thanks to @uhcolab and @thetoollibrary for such a #great #fieldtrip and #diy #beebox #howto 🐝🏘🛠 @ubuffaloarchplan @unive...
07/26/2017

Thanks to @uhcolab and @thetoollibrary for such a #great #fieldtrip and #diy #beebox #howto 🐝🏘🛠 @ubuffaloarchplan @universityatbuffalo #bees #buffalove #universityatbuffalo #summercamp #buffalony #summercamp #beehouse #workshops #urbanplanning #busybee

We had our first #fieldtrip yesterday! We began taking #photos and #documenting the #neighborhood for our #photojournal ...
07/18/2017

We had our first #fieldtrip yesterday! We began taking #photos and #documenting the #neighborhood for our #photojournal #project 📷📝 #summercamp #universityatbuffalo #ubuffaloarchplan #buffalove #buffalony #community @universityatbuffalo @ubuffaloarchplan

Today we went on a #virtual #fieldtrip of our #neighborhood #study area using #googlemaps in the #hayeshall #computerlab...
07/07/2017

Today we went on a #virtual #fieldtrip of our #neighborhood #study area using #googlemaps in the #hayeshall #computerlab 🗺🖥 #ubuffaloarchplan #buffalony #universityatbuffalo #buffalove #summercamp @universityatbuffalo @ubuffaloarchplan

We're so excited to start #summercamp on #neighborhood #development and #urbanplanning in the newly #renovated #hayeshal...
07/07/2017

We're so excited to start #summercamp on #neighborhood #development and #urbanplanning in the newly #renovated #hayeshall at the #universityatbuffalo 🚗🏘🏡🏫 @universityatbuffalo @ubuffaloarchplan #buffalony #ubuffaloarchplan #buffalove #academic

The sixth annual UB Center for Urban Studies (UB CENTER) Summer Academic Camp on Neighborhood Development is designed to...
05/22/2017

The sixth annual UB Center for Urban Studies (UB CENTER) Summer Academic Camp on Neighborhood Development is designed to improve the skills of middle school students in reading, writing, research, computer use, collaboration, critical thinking, communications and problem solving by having them work on a "real-world" neighborhood development project in the City of Buffalo. http://centerforurbanstudies.ap.buffalo.edu/coming-up-soon/

The program is endorsed by Say Yes for Buffalo and the Buffalo School District.

Designed for middle school students aged 10-14 (rising 6th to 8th grade students, the Summer Academic Camp starts on Wednesday, July 5th and ends on Friday, August 11th, 2017. The program runs from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm (Monday-Thursday) and 8:30 am through 12 pm on Friday's. There is no charge to attend the Summer Academic Camp. A free lunch is served each day and the children have a structured one-hour period of physical fitness and recreation activity each day.

If you would like to enroll your child, the application is located on the Center for Urban Studies website: http://centerforurbanstudies.ap.buffalo.edu/coming-up-soon/
Or you can email Jeff Kujawa (Assistant Directer, UB Center for Urban Studies) at [email protected] or call him at (716)-829-5911 for an application. Applications must be received (or post marked) no later than June 20th. Enrollment is limited to 25 students.

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