Accomplishments

Awards and Recognition

Service Honor Roll Inductee, Urban Affairs Association, In recognition of outstanding service leadership and commitment to the organization and its members, (Henry Taylor), March 2014

Emerald Literati Network Commended Article Award, (Robert Silverman), 2012

Lee Benson Activist Scholar Award, the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania, (Henry Taylor), November 12, 2012

U.S. Small Business Administration—Buffalo District Minority Small Business Advocate of the Year,  based on Taylor’s role in founding and developing the Allstate Minority & Women Emerging Entrepreneurs Program, one of the top minority & women business support programs in the United States, (Henry Taylor),  2009

Scott Greer Award for Postgraduate Achievement in the Study of Urban Social Institutions, (Robert Silverman), 2009

Outstanding Program Award, East Side Neighborhood Transformation Partnership (ESNTP), The Community Development Society, (Robert Silverman, Frida Ferrer, Jacqueline Hall, Jeff Kujawa, Kelly Patterson, and Henry Taylor), 2008

TIME Magazine Quote of the Week, “All we know is that this guy had a dream. We don’t know what that dream was.” Professor Taylor commenting on how Americans have oversimplified the message of Martin Luther King, Jr., (Henry Taylor), January 21, 2008

Distinguished Leadership, Michael J. Krasner Professional Planner Award, American Planning Association, New York Upstate Chapter and Western New York Section, (Henry Taylor), 2005

Outstanding Planning Award, Planning Implementation, Conceptual Transit Oriented Development Plan for the Allen-Medical Campus and Summer-Best Sections, Buffalo, NY ,(David Gamble, Chad Krieger & Associates, Michael Pratt, Watts Engineers, Henry L. Taylor, Daniel Hess, Peter Lombardi, and Jane Humphreys, Center for Urban Studies, UB), 2005

Fannie Mae Foundation Award for Best Action Research Paper in Housing and Community Development at the 2001 Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning National Conference, (Henry Taylor),  2001

YMCA Toast to Buffalo Award for Distinguished Leadership, (Henry Taylor), 2000

Alpha Award, Amherst Chamber of Commerce (University Community Initiative, Henry Taylor), 1998

Alpha Award, Amherst Chamber of Commerce (The Regional Governance Project, with Kate Foster, David Perry, Alfred Price, and John Sheffer, (Henry Taylor),  1996

Outstanding Planning Project, Special Topic: Urban Design, Main – La Salle Revitalization Study, (Henry Taylor), 1996

100 Most Influential Western New Yorkers, Business First, (Henry Taylor), 1996 and 1998

Human Relations Award for Untiring Service in the Field of Human Relations, Buffalo Branch, NAACP, (Henry Taylor), 1996

Buffalo News’ Generational Trend Setter, (Henry Taylor), 1996

Frank Hughes Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to the lives of African Americans in Buffalo, New York, Afro-American Police Association and the Greater Buffalo Metropolitan Area Black Nurses   Association, (Henry Taylor), 1993

William Wells Brown Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Preservation of African American History, (Henry Taylor), 1991