The School of Architecture and Planning at the University at Buffalo is committed to becoming a leader in equity, inclusion and diversity within both the university and architecture, planning and real estate development educational communities.
At UB's School of Architecture and Planning, faculty and students work across disciplines and with community partners to break down barriers to equity and social justice. Our nationally-ranked research centers and faculty are developing solutions for more equitable food systems from Buffalo, N.Y., to Kerala, India; advancing the health and wellbeing of marginalized and vulnerable populations around the world, from refugees to women and children living in poverty; exploring historical "whiteness" that permeates our building disciplines; setting international standards for inclusive design practices; driving new investment in low-income communities in Buffalo through community-engaged economic development planning; and developing adaptive design and planning solutions for populations experiencing the disproportionate impacts of climate change.
But we cannot do this work alone.
Contributions to the Architecture and Planning Inclusive Excellence Fund will sponsor guest speakers, workshops, consultants, professional development, and other programmatic initiatives, that promote diversity and inclusion and benefit the school's community and beyond.