The UB Regional Institute

A unit of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning


Inaugurated as an ongoing series in August 2006, Regional Institute Policy Briefs provide objective data and succinct analysis in an illustrated format to frame issues, inform decisions and guide policy action. The series has addressed such issues as the exodus of young from the region, air quality, public transportation, the cross-border economy and rural demographic change.


Every Breath We Take - November 2006

How clean is our air? The region’s air is cleaner now than in decades past, but certain measures of air quality highlight ongoing problems that affect public health and quality of life. Current state and local initiatives can be broadened, positioning New York to lead national and global air quality efforts.