One Region Forward
Towards a more sustainable Buffalo Niagara
East Side Avenues
A unique public/private partnership that provides capital and organizational support to transformational projects along four East Side commercial corridors.
UBRI Impact Report
Our impact report describes the pivotal role our work plays in regional economic development.
A community driven effort to transform LaSalle Park into the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park.
Goodwill Workforce Strategy
Applying research and planning to a workforce development strategy that matches employer needs with training for underserved adults during a global pandemic.
Providing guidance on how the COVID-19 crisis shifts our approach to community engagement and our thinking as planners.
Informing Electric Micromobility Policy
Research and policy guidance on how electric micromobility can enhance transportation networks in New York State.
Convening local stakeholders to collaborate and generate ideas for collective action to reach a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable regional transportation system
Home-grown initiatives with clear, attainable goals and smart implementation plans are resulting in the biggest impacts for the region.
The Riverline Equitable Development Framework
Leveraging a reimagined urban greenway to bring communities together and promote equity.
Numbers in Need
An online resource to inform the region about poverty and economic vulnerability.
Moving Forward 2050
A forward-looking regional transportation plan for Buffalo Niagara
Clean Energy Communities
UBRI is part of a statewide technical assistance network helping NYSERDA implement the Clean Energy Communities program by offering hands-on technical assistance to local communities.
Partnering with Buffalo Sewer, Arcadis, EvolveEA, and PUSH Buffalo, UBRI provided planning support and tools for Rain Check—the City of Buffalo’s green infrastructure program.
Labor Market Assessment 2017
Analyzing our labor force’s capacity to drive a 21st century economy
Clean Energy Workforce Assessment for WNY
Research to help local colleges and trainers meet the needs of WNY’s clean energy sector
A Community Vision to Inform the Future of Kensington Heights
UB Business and Entrepreneurship Partnerships Impact Study
WIN.WIN.WIN report explores the power of partnerships between UB and industry
Albright-Knox Art Gallery Impact Study
A comprehensive assessment of the Albright-Knox’s baseline and projected economic impacts
Planning for Tonawanda's economic future
The Racial Equity Dividend: Buffalo’s Great Opportunity
In partnership with Make Communities, UBRI developed a foundational research study for the Greater Buffalo Racial Equity Roundtable.
Local IMPACT: Strategies to Promote Mobility
Strengths, barriers and opportunities to improve mobility through planning and policy
Research and Engagement Support for WNY Sustainability Plan
Part of a broader commitment of UBRI to promote sustainable action in WNY
Adapting Buildings for a Changing Climate
Understanding the impact and role of buildings in adapting to climate change
Upstate NY Revitalization Initiative
Decision-making Tools and Guidance in Support of the Upstate Revitalization Initiative
Technical Assistance for Communities
Assisting communities with planning tools to develop strategies and identify projects that will transform their communities.
WNY Regional Economic Development Council
Strategic economic development planning and implementation to restructure Western NY’s economy and guide state funding decisions, including Buffalo Billion investment initiatives
Connections Beyond Campus
An evaluation of the NFTA-UB Pilot Transit Pass Program
Niagara Street Now
Under the direction of Watts Architecture and Engineering, UBRI is overseeing an engagement process to ground the re-design of Niagara Street in community values and priorities.
Buffalo Promise Neighborhood Research Support
Needs Assessment Study and Crime & Safety Reports to the community
South Buffalo & Riverbend Area Infrastructure Needs Assessment
Thinking strategically about building infrastructure to support the redevelopment of Buffalo’s former industrial land.
Flood Smart Communities Research Support
Research support to create “flood smart communities,” or places that are resilient to flooding across New York State.
Fredonia: The Economic Impacts of a University
An economic impact study sheds light on Fredonia's contributions to the local, regional and state economy.