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UN Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations put forth an ambitious plan- seventeen global goals with 169 targets to hit by 2030 to make our world more resilient and sustainable. As a reader of Sustainability Now, you'll notice that each one of our news stories that feature the University at Buffalo and Western New York will be highlighted with the corresponding Goals that pertain to the article. This will show UB's part in helping to attain these goals, and our commitment to make the planet a better place for everyone. 

11/27/18

Against the backdrop of a contentious national debate over immigration policy and widespread protest over the U.S. government’s treatment of immigrants seeking to cross into the United States from Mexico, a handful of UB law students are poised to provide hands-on help to asylum seekers.

11/26/18

The wave of post-industrial decline that swept over Rust Belt cities during the second half of the 20th century left in its wake a host of urban challenges: vacancy and blight, poverty, racial segregation and scarred industrial landscapes.

But a city in flux is also one with potential—and, in the case of Buffalo, N.Y., fertile ground for university-city investigations in urbanism.

11/26/18

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, University of Buffalo Law Professor Irus Braverman discusses her new book, Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink. Coral reefs are described as the rain forests of the ocean, but over the last 30 years, they’ve been devastated by global warming, over-fishing, pollution, coastal development, and ocean acidification.

11/26/18

A couple of young entrepreneurs at University at Buffalo have come up with an ingenious way for students, office workers, and others, to safely refrigerate their food while at school or at work. UB alumni Elijah Tyson and Abid Alam are calling their new concept ColdSpace

11/15/18

A new report developed by UB urban planning students offers strategies for how Chautauqua County in New York can harness the food system for economic development and health. The report, titled “Cultivating Prosperity in Chautauqua County: Leveraging the Food System as a Catalyst for Economic Development,” resulted from a partnership between the community and UB researchers. 

11/14/18

Theodore (Ted) Jojola, PhD, is a Distinguished Professor and Regents’ Professor in the Community & Regional Planning Program, School of Architecture + Planning, University of New Mexico (UNM).