University at Buffalo Regional Institute (UBRI) is the research enterprise of the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.
Leveraging the resources of the university and partnering with the bi-national community, UBRI pursues a wide-range of scholarships and projects to inform regional policymaking, guide investment decisions, and evoke civic debate through independent research, innovative products, and community outreach.
UBRI provides objective analysis to drive crucial decisions for public, private and nonprofit partners across all levels from neighborhoods to municipalities, from regions to states to federal levels and beyond the nation’s borders to the global community. Drawing on diverse experience in independent research and public engagement, the institute generates clear, actionable insights that advance communities with our partners. In addition to university faculty and academic researchers, the institute’s partners include governments, foundations, businesses, civic groups and nonprofits.
The UBRI team encompasses planners, architects, urban designers, data analysts, policy specialists, legal experts, researchers, information systems experts, technical writers, and graphic designers committed to innovative planning, community engagement, and accessible information to help create great places.