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

James Granata

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Buffalo, NY
Fruit Belt Community Land Trust, High Road

Work Highlights

Compiled a list of over 700 target properties for the Fruit Belt Community Land Trust.

Researched and produced a list of resources for members of the Fruit Belt for aid during the pandemic.

Explored the relationship between Land Banks and Land Trusts around the country through interviews and independent research. Created a synthesized document with these findings.


Summer Takeaway

If instances of collective action aren't being criticized by those in power, it probably is not radical enough.


Staff Quote

Jamie was an asset to the Fruit Belt Community Land Trust this summer. Jamie demonstrates a strong commitment to the value of housing as a human right. He was continually reflective and mindful, sharing with his cohort how urban challenges have cascading effects into smaller towns like the one he resides in.

–High Road Staff