The UB Regional Institute and Urban Design Project have officially merged under the UB Regional Institute name. Our long established history in the region and track record of success in public policy and urban planning/design, our professional staff, affiliated faculty and graduate students, our position as the research enterprise of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, and our strong connection to the University at large, are our greatest assets. This is what sets us apart from other organizations.

We are driven to test, develop and implement the best ideas for communities to thrive and succeed, in our own region and beyond.

We do that by:

Guiding Decision Making and Policy Action

Planning and Designing for Great Places

Ensuring Broad and Meaningful Public Input

Making Complex Data Understandable

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UBRI Research, Tools and Services

UBRI brings together robust capacities and notable achievements in planning, policy analysis, public process, urban design and communications across a wide array of relevant topics including urban design, land use and transportation, asset management, economic development, market analyses, GIS and 3-D modeling analyses, regional governance, and education, as well as issues of special regional significance such as arts and cultural tourism.

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