Experts by Expertise: Architecture and Planning

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The correct name of the university is “University at Buffalo,” not “University of Buffalo.”

  • Head shot of Robert Adelman, University at Buffalo immigration and U.S. Census expert.
    7/15/21

    Robert Adelman

    Chair and Professor of Sociology

    Expertise: urban sociology, segregation, race, immigration, U.S. Census

    Phone: 716-645-8478

    Email: adelman4@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Ian Bradley, University at Buffalo wastewater treatment and algal bloom expert.
    8/19/21

    Ian Bradley

    Assistant Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering 

    Expertise: wastewater treatment, algae, algal blooms in the Great Lakes and elsewhere

    Phone: 716-645-4004

    Email: ianbradl@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Susan Spierre Clark, University at Buffalo sustainability, climate change, infrastructure and community resilience expert.
    8/17/21

    Susan Spierre Clark

    Assistant Professor of Environment and Sustainability

    Expertise: climate change and sustainable development; resilient infrastructure; power outages due to extreme events; sustainability education; community resilience

    Phone: 716-645-1403

    Email: sclark1@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Yige Dong, University at Buffalo gender, work and political economy expert.
    8/16/21

    Yige Dong

    Assistant Professor of Sociology, and of Global Gender and Sexuality Studies

    Expertise: labor, work, gender and political economy, especially in China; labor and feminist movements in China and in a global context

    Phone: 716-645-2417

    Email: yigedong@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Negar Elhami-Khorasani, University at Buffalo structural fire engineering and wildland urban interface expert.
    4/7/23

    Negar Elhami-Khorasani

    Associate Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

    Expertise: structural fire engineering, wildfires in wildland-urban interface communities, fire following earthquake, multi-hazard engineering, disaster resilience

    Phone: 716-645-3019

    Email: negarkho@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Yingjie Hu, University at Buffalo faculty expert on GIScience and data mining.
    12/14/23

    Yingjie Hu

    Assistant Professor of Geography

    Expertise: GIScience, spatial analysis, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining, big data

    Phone: 716-645-1820

    Email: yhu42@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Joyce Hwang, University at Buffalo animal architecture or "habitecture" expert.
    8/19/21

    Joyce Hwang

    Associate Professor of Architecture

    Expertise: animal architecture; habitecture; habitart; wildlife habitats, ecology and architecture

    Phone: 716-829-5906

    Email: jh96@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Jordana Maisel, University at Buffalo universal design and inclusive design expert.
    11/2/23

    Jordana Maisel

    Director of Research for the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA Center)

    Expertise: universal design, inclusive design, accessible transit, streetscapes, aging in place

    Phone: 716-829-5902

    Email: jlmaisel@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Kelly Patterson, University at Buffalo housing and urban development expert.
    4/12/23

    Kelly Patterson

    Associate Professor of Social Work

    Expertise: social welfare policy; cannabis policy; residential segregation; fair housing; gentrification; homelessness; poverty and economic inequality; race and class

    Phone: 716-645-1248

    Email: klp27@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Samina Raja.
    12/26/18

    Samina Raja

    Professor of Urban and Regional Planning 

    Expertise: food access, food systems planning, food and urban planning, local government food policy

    Phone: 716-829-5881

    Email: sraja@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Nicholas Rajkovich, University at Buffalo climate change expert.
    4/20/23

    Nicholas Rajkovich

    Associate Professor of Architecture

    Expertise: climate change and cities; climate adaptation in the Great Lakes region; energy efficiency; renewable energy; climate refuge cities

    Phone: 716-829-6910

    Email: rajkovic@buffalo.edu

     

  • Head shot of Peter Rogerson.
    4/20/23

    Peter A. Rogerson

    SUNY Distinguished Professor of Geography

    Expertise: demographics, population trends, baby boomers, spatial statistics, epidemiology, geographic centers

    Phone: 716-645-0483

    Email: rogerson@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Adam Rome, University at Buffalo environmental history and environmental movements expert.
    8/16/21

    Adam Rome

    Professor of Environment and Sustainability

    Expertise: environmental movement in the U.S., environmental history, Earth Day, sustainable business, suburban sprawl

    Phone: 716-645-8665

    Email: adamrome@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Robert G. Shibley.
    10/24/23

    Robert G. Shibley

    SUNY Distinguished Professor

    Expertise: urban design and planning, urban revitalization, postindustrial cities, Buffalo and Western New York, the Rust Belt

    Phone: 716-829-3981

    Email: rshibley@buffalo.edu

    Contact: Shibley can also be reached through David Hill in UB Media Relations (716-645-4651, davidhil@buffalo.edu) or Rachel Teaman in the School of Architecture and Planning (716-829-3794, rmansour@buffalo.edu).

  • Head shot of Robert Silverman, University at Buffalo affordable housing and gentrification expert.
    8/16/21

    Robert Silverman

    Professor of Urban and Regional Planning

    Expertise: shrinking cities, fair housing, affordable housing, gentrification, community development, nonprofit organizations, community-based organizations in urban neighborhoods

    Phone: 716-829-5882

    Email: rms35@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Korydon Smith, University at Buffalo faculty expert on inclusive design and refugee housing.
    8/16/21

    Korydon Smith

    Professor and Chair of Architecture

    Expertise: diversity and social justice in planning and design; inclusive design; refugee housing and settlement planning

    Phone: 716-829-5908

    Email: khsmith@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Edward Steinfeld, University at Buffalo inclusive design and accessible buildings expert.
    8/16/21

    Edward Steinfeld

    Director of the Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA Center)

    Expertise: universal design, inclusive design, accessibility, building design, inclusive restrooms, accessible transit, architecture

    Phone: 716-829-5899

    Email: arced@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Despina Stratigakos.
    11/2/23

    Despina Stratigakos

    Professor of Architecture

    Expertise: diversity in architecture; gender and modernity in European cities; German architecture; Nazi propaganda and architecture

    Phone: 716-829-3486

    Email: dms58@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Henry-Louis Taylor Jr., University at Buffalo urban development and gentrification expert.
    5/14/22

    Henry-Louis Taylor Jr.

    Director of the Center for Urban Studies

    Expertise: urban development, housing, gentrification, underdeveloped neighborhoods, shrinking cities, race and class, U.S.-Cuba relations

    Phone: 716-829-5458

    Email: htaylor@buffalo.edu

  • Head shot of Victoria Wolcott, University at Buffalo civil rights expert.
    9/8/23

    Victoria Wolcott

    Director of the Gender Institute

    Expertise: civil rights, African American history, race and cities, urban history, gender, sexuality

    Phone: 716-645-8411

    Email: vwwolcot@buffalo.edu

  • Portrait of Yinyin Ye, University at Buffalo environmental microbiology and wastewater disease surveillance expert.
    8/16/21

    Yinyin Ye

    Assistant Professor of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

    Expertise: surveillance and disinfection of pathogens in wastewater and the environment; wastewater-based disease monitoring; environmental microbiology; proteomics

    Phone: 716-645-4002

    Email: yinyinye@buffalo.edu