A football stadium, the home of the Buffalo Bills NFL team, is shown from the outside on a gloomy winter day.

Buffalo's New NFL Stadium Paid for by $850 Million in Public Funding

The total estimated cost of the NFL stadium planned for the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, south of Buffalo, New York, comes to $1.4 billion—including $850 million in public funding.

March 29, 2022 - The Buffalo News

201 Ellicott Street under construction in September 2020.

Buffalo Development Will Feature the City's First Mobility Hub

The project, which is located near light rail and bus stations, will also include a ride hailing zone, bike parking, and improved pedestrian facilities.

July 23, 2021 - Next City

Construction Industry

How Parking Reform Changed Development in Buffalo

New research quantifies the effect of parking reforms implemented by the city of Buffalo in 2017.

April 8, 2021 - Sidewalk Talk

Michigan Central Deport

Economic Recovery in Legacy Cities

Americans living in legacy cities face a unique set of challenges and opportunities in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Several local, state, and federal support strategies could aid these cities in recouping losses.

August 19, 2020 - Brookings

Downtown Buffalo

A 21st Century Planning Case Study: Buffalo, New York

Frederick Law Olmsted called Buffalo the best planned city in the United States, but in the second half of the 20th century it transitioned into a prototypical "Rust Belt" city.

June 2, 2020 - Vice

Minneapolis Traffic

Removal Over Reconstruction: Rectifying Crumbling U.S. Highways

Successful urban highway deconstruction projects have swapped highways for boulevards and saw economic, public health, and urban design benefits. Will more cities opt for highway removal programs over reconstruction?

April 26, 2020 - Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Fruit Belt, Buffalo

Google Maps' Digital Erasure Highlights Issues of Community Identity in Buffalo, NY

In the face of displacement and gentrification, residents of the Fruit Belt neighborhood of Buffalo, NY point to tech-giant Google's map service as one among many possible causes.

April 23, 2019 - OneZero via Medium

Badly Needed Light Rail Funding to the Rescue in Buffalo

State budget wheeling and dealing has yielded $100 million in funding for repairs on the Buffalo Metro Rail system, according to reports.

April 7, 2019 - The Buffalo News

San Francisco Apartments

Recent Parking Reform: Start of a Wave of Change?

The range of cities that have recently removed parking mandates could help motivate others that are eyeing new parking policies.

December 14, 2018 - Sightline Institute

Detroit Riverfront

Massive Private Gift to Fund Parks and Trails in Detroit, Buffalo

The gift is especially notable for its contributions toward efforts to redevelop Detroit's West Riverfront.

October 18, 2018 - The Detroit Free Press

New York City

'Move to Buffalo' Is No Excuse

One common argument against building new housing in high cost cities is that people priced out of those cities can always move somewhere cheaper. This post responds to that claim.

August 5, 2018 - Michael Lewyn

Community Land Trust Looking for a Foothold in Buffalo

A community land trust is making moves in the Fruit Belt neighborhood of Buffalo, New York.

May 11, 2018 - WIVB

Fire Escape

10 U.S. Cities Launch Anti-Displacement Network

More than half of American tenants are rent-burdened, putting them at risk of displacement. A national collaboration with PolicyLink hopes to help.

April 22, 2018 - Curbed

Park Fountain

Where Population Declines but the Economy Grows

While the scale of Detroit's population loss is well known, the lesser known that the city's economy has grown steadily in recent decades. It's not alone.

March 17, 2018 - StatChat

A Map of the Country's Black Homeownership Gap

None of the top 100 American cities in African American population offers inclusive homeownership rates.

March 10, 2018 - Urban Institute

Hartford Connecticut

No More Parking Minimums in Hartford

Earlier this month, the Hartford Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously on a revised zoning code that lets builders forgo parking citywide.

December 22, 2017 - Streetsblog USA


A New List of Potential Freeway Removals Emerges

The Scajaquada Expressway in Buffalo is among a slew of potential freeway removals nationwide.

November 9, 2017 - The New York Times

Sunday Fun: A Tour of America's Largest 'Garden Walk' Event

Garden Walk Buffalo began in 1995, and in 2017 it's the largest Garden Walk event in the country.

September 3, 2017 - Garden with Diana

New York

Making the Case for Walkability in Buffalo

Officials in Buffalo are considering a move to institutionalize their commitment to walkability.

August 14, 2017 - The Buffalo News

Big Plans for Former Bethlehem Steel Parcel Near Buffalo

Officials in Erie County believe the former home of Bethlehem Steel, south of Buffalo, will be attractive to manufacturers given its proximity to Lake Erie and various highways and rail lines.

July 30, 2017 - The Buffalo News

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