Local Host Committee
Dan Hess, Department Chair
& Local Host Committee Chair
- University at Buffalo
- Jonathan Bleuer: JBleuer@clarence.ny.us
- Dan Hess: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bradshaw Hovey: email@example.com
- Camden Miller: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Samina Raja: email@example.com
- Robert Silverman: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rachel Teaman: email@example.com
- Kerry Traynor: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Li Yin: email@example.com
- Visit Buffalo
- Tracy Martell: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Our Local Host
UB's two-year MUP is built on a foundation of planning concepts, research methods, and applied learning through studios, culminating in a professional project or thesis. Six specializations provide options for in-depth, focused study of emergent fields:
Community Health & Food Systems
Explore the links between planning and public health to strengthen local and regional food systems and create healthier, more equitable communities. Cultivate your methodological skills in planning as you prepare plans for community clients in local and global settings.
Economic Development Planning
Work with cities and communities to increase employment opportunities, relieve poverty, build international economic competitiveness, promote human development, and facilitate sustainable growth. Study these issues alongside our diverse network of government, industry and community partners. Study under our renowned research centers, including the Center for Urban Studies, Community for Global Health Equity, Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab, and the UB Regional Institute.
Environmental & Land Use Planning
Apply the planning process to the sustainable development of cities, suburbs, and rural areas. Develop solutions that restore natural systems; minimize the negative effects of human settlements on ecosystems; and mitigate the impact of environmental problems on human health and urban and regional systems.
Engage the material fabric of our cultural past as you explore urban and architectural histories, the craft and technical methods of preservation, and the development of supportive policy and planning tools. Bualo's turn-of-the-century architecture and world-class urban design provide inspired settings for applied preservation research.
Neighborhood Planning & Community Development
Rethink planning and design toward the development of the just urban metropolis. Through a community-driven process, explore the physical, economic and social dimensions of development in underserved communities. Particular focus is given to the intersection of race, class, and gender in the construction of our built environments.
Urban Design & Physical Planning
Advance research and practices that make cities and neighborhoods more livable, pedestrian-friendly and environmentally and aesthetically agreeable. Applying the tools of GIS, site planning, landscape, and design, students reimagine the city across all scales, from waterfronts and parks, to streetscapes and infrastructure programs, to housing and town or village centers.