Our Work

Neighborhood inequality and spatial injustice are among the top problems facing U.S. urban centers.  The problems are related to the interplay between the urban land and labor markets, which forces blacks, Latinos and people of color to live on the most undesirable in the metropolis.  The goal of the UB Center for Urban Studies is to work with residents, stakeholders and public officials to regenerate distressed neighborhoods by physically transforming and turning them into a socially functional community.

UB Center for Urban Studies Assistant Director, Jeff Kujawa, listens to a resident voice their concerns and ideas during a focus group meeting while a student takes notes.