Alfred D. Price, M Arch & UP

Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Housing for low-income households


  • B.A. (sociology), Princeton University
  • Masters of Architecture. & Urban Planning, Princeton University


Professor Price’s research overlaps his professional practice and public service interests, and is concerned primarily with housing for low-income households. As domestic housing policy at the federal level has changed, local governments are increasingly challenged to find new ways of responding to this challenge. Accordingly, Professor Price’s work spans investigation into site intensification schemes, creative financing mechanisms and approaches, and policy issues related to housing affordability. For over a decade, he has served as the urban planning member of the inter-disciplinary team assembled by US EPA Region II to address redevelopment of urban brownfields in communities throughout New York, New Jersey, and parts of the Caribbean.

Public Service

Over the course of his three-and-a-half-decade career at UB, Professor Price has served on numerous public boards: 16 years' service on the City of Buffalo’s Arts Commission; the citizens' review panel for the design of the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport; Artpark; the Advisory Council to Buffalo Housing Court; and the board of directors of numerous neighborhood housing corporations. In more recent years this service has included Downtown Neighborhood Development, Inc., Buffalo’s lead agency for housing initiatives in the central business district; and service as consultant to the Bethel Community Development Corporation, a not-for-profit agency sponsored by the oldest African-American religious congregation in the city. Bethel CDC is in the process now of implementing the neighborhood renewal plan developed in prior years with Professor Price’s guidance. Price is currently involved in work to establish a Black Heritage Cultural District on the city’s east side. This includes the February 2010 approval of an historic housing project by the New York Preservation League on that organization’s state-wide “Seven to Save” list.