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Buffalo Co-Lab advances an equitable economy and democratic community, collaboratively integrating scholarly and practical understanding to strengthen civic action.

Corben Green

Photo: Corben Green
Buffalo, NY
PUSH Buffalo
  • Canvassed neighborhoods to engage community members on their visions regarding a vacant school reuse project on Buffalo’s West side. Compiled and analyzed responses to find trends and common interest among responses.
  • Presented these findings to the greater community at a public meeting and educated attendees about the public’s role and rights throughout this development process.
  • Supported campaigns regarding expansion of a local park and a responsible banking ordinance for the City of Buffalo. 

“I have been impressed with the organization I am working for, People United for Sustainable Housing, and their commitment to listening to the community they’re serving. One does not have to spend very long working with PUSH to understand that the most important consideration in their decision making process is the wants and desires of the people. In discussing Buffalo’s West Side with PUSH staffers, one thing that immediately becomes clear is their great optimism and deep commitment to improving the neighborhood.”

“Corben brought great energy and intelligence to his work with PUSH Buffalo this summer. His work to organize and analyze the community planning work that PUSH has undertaken in 2014 has been a great help to our efforts to engage residents in critical decisions about the development of their community.”

Jenifer Kaminsky,

Buffalo Neighborhood Stabilization Company Housing Director