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UBRI focuses on regional economic development strategy around four interconnected pillars.
Who We Are
The UB Regional Institute (UBRI), a research center of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, has worked in the region for over 30 years on public scholarship, public policy, urban planning, urban design, architecture, and real estate development.
Regional Revitalization Partnership (RRP)
The RRP takes a public-private approach that will maximize impact and leverage additional investment for Buffalo’s East Side and the urban cores of Rochester and Niagara Falls.
WNY Manufacturing and Tech Workforce Coalition
The WNY Manufacturing and Tech Workforce Coalition’s mission is to meet employer demand by growing the skills of the region’s workforce.
East Side Avenues
A unique public/private partnership that provides capital and organizational support to transformational projects along four East Side commercial corridors.
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.
Our work examines and explains complex and shifting economic landscapes leading to smarter investments.