Jajean Rose-Burney has worked at the Urban Design Project, a center at the University at Buffalo (UB), since 2005. He has been involved with several projects with Urban Design Project including the 20-Year Restoration and Management Plan for the Buffalo Olmsted Park and Parkway System, and a Strategic Plan for the Larkin District in downtown Buffalo.
Jajean is a 2007 graduate of the Masters of Urban Planning (MUP) program at UB. He specialized in Community Development and Urban Management while completing his MUP degree. He also obtained his Bachelors of Arts in Environmental Design (BAED) at UB in 2005. He participated in the Sustainable Futures study abroad program at the Monteverde Institute in Costa Rica during the summer of 2007.
Jajean was a Housing and Urban Development Community Development Work Study Program (HUD CDWSP) Fellow while in graduate school from 2005-2007. As part of his MUP curriculum, he was part of a studio team that won the Carole R. Bloom Award from the Resort and Tourism Division of the American Planning Association (APA) for their study on second homes in Cattaraugus County, NY. In 2005 he received the R. Buckminster Fuller Award from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at UB. In 2007 he received the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) Outstanding Planning Student Award.