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publication cover A New Downtown Neighborhood in Buffalo.

By Robert G. Shibley, project director, with Alex Morris, William Dean, Gwen Howard, David Rivera, John Sadlon, Brian Salman, Alan Makalinao, Larry Lippold and Thomas Turturro, sponsored by Buffalo Place Inc. (1993)

ISBN 10: 1-931612-02-1

ISBN 13: 978-1-931612-02-9

There is a solid consensus today that developing downtown housing in Buffalo is crucial to the entire project of downtown redevelopment. This wasn't always the case. Graduate urban design studios at the University at Buffalo in 1991 and 1992, however, went a long way toward demonstrating that downtown housing was not only desirable, but also possible. The study recommends a development strategy emphasizing geographic focus, diversity of types and prices, manageable incremental steps, improvements in the urban environment, and development of organizational capacity to promote downtown housing.

36 pp. $18.90.

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