Need For Bold Plans to Fix City And Suburb to Be Focus At 'uB At Sunrise' Program

By Arthur Page

Release Date: April 21, 1997

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- There's no magic wand for fixing the economic and fiscal problems confronting the Buffalo area, Henry Louis Taylor, Jr., Ph.D., will tell those attending a "UB at Sunrise" breakfast program at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 15, in the Buffalo/Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst.

"Cast Away Your Illusions: It Will Take Bold Plans to Fix the City and Suburb" is the title that Taylor, director of the University at Buffalo Center for Urban Studies, has selected for his presentation.

Taylor believes that Greater Buffalo's economic and fiscal problems cannot be solved without a regional approach to growth and development based on re-inventing the urban metropolis, grappling with the questions of race and class, and attacking the problems of uneven development between the central city and suburbs.

The key to making regionalism work on the Niagara Frontier, he maintains, is creating a new vision based on those three premises.

"UB at Sunrise" is a series of breakfast programs jointly produced by the UB Alumni Association and UB's Office of Conferences and Special Events, News Services and Office of Publications. It also is supported by the Office of University Development and Office for Public Service and Urban Affairs. The Buffalo/Niagara Marriott is corporate sponsor of "UB at Sunrise."

The price of the May 15 program, which will include a full breakfast, is $10 for UB Alumni Association members and $12 for all others.

For more information, contact the alumni association at 829-2608. Ticket orders must be received by Tuesday, May 13.