Clients and Partners

UBRI clients and partners include non-profits, community development corporations, consulting firms, university/research institutions, government agencies, foundations, business associations/chamber of commerce groups and civic groups.

Below is a sample list of current and former clients and partners we’ve worked with.

Who We Work and Partner With

  • Amherst Industrial Development Agency
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York
  • Border Policy Research Institute of Western Washington University
  • Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
  • Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
  • Buffalo Niagara Enterprise
  • Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
  • Buffalo Niagara Partnership
  • Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy
  • Buffalo Promise Neighborhood
  • Catholic Medical Partners/Catholic Health System PPS
  • Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming BOCES
  • City of Buffalo
  • City of Niagara Falls
  • Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
  • Eco_logic STUDIO
  • Ecology & Environment
  • Empire State Development (New York State)
  • Erie County Industrial Development Agency
  • Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab (UB)
  • FTI Consulting Center for Healthcare Economics and Policy
  • Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC)
  • Hatch Mott MacDonald
  • Health Foundation for Western and Central New York
  • Highland Planning
  • HMS Associates
  • Industries for the Blind of New York State
  • Jackson Parker Communications
  • LaBella Associates
  • Larkin Development Group
  • Local Initiative Support Corporation Buffalo
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Millennium Care Collaborative PPS
  • Mobile Safety-Net Team (The John R. Oishei Foundation)
  • National Grid
  • New York State Education Department
  • New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
  • Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
  • NYS Department of Transportation
  • O-H Community Partners
  • Olmsted Center for Sight
  • P2 Collaborative of WNY
  • Restore our Community Coalition (ROCC)
  • Richardson Center Corporation
  • Roxanne Kise Consulting
  • Southtowns Community Enhancement Coalition
  • State University of New York
  • SUNY Fredonia
  • The Brookings Institution
  • The John R. Oishei Foundation
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government
  • The Pathfinders
  • Trowbridge Wolf Michaels Landscape Architects
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
  • University at Buffalo
  • University Heights Collaborative
  • Visit Buffalo Niagara
  • Watts Architecture & Engineering
  • Western New York Consortium of Higher Education
  • Western New York Grantmakers Association
  • WNY Women’s Fund

Our long established history in the region and track record of success in public policy and urban planning, our leadership, professional staff 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 and what sets us apart from other organizations.

School and University Connection

Tapping into a deep bench of knowledge, intellect and expertise beyond our walls.

We connect with faculty on projects that could benefit from a particular skill set, expertise or burgeoning research in a particular field. Our collaborative projects with the School of Architecture & Planning faculty span topics as diverse as food-system security, responses to climate change, green transportation systems, inclusive design, situated technologies (the use of technology embedded in buildings), sustainable community development, planning for extreme events (such as earthquakes or hurricanes) and many others.

Partnerships Across Communities

Working and connecting with partners across the region, state, nation, and world

A major research and public policy division of the University at Buffalo, the UB Regional Institute provides objective analysis to drive crucial decisions for its public, private and nonprofit partners across all scales from neighborhoods to municipalities, from regions to states to federal levels and beyond the nation’s borders to the global community. Drawing on diverse experience and a deeply rooted passion for independent research and public engagement, the institute generates clear, actionable insights that advance communities with our partners. In addition to university faculty and academic researchers, the institute’s partners include governments, foundations, businesses, civic groups and nonprofits.