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

NEW REPORT: Engaging the Future of Housing in Buffalo-Niagara

NEW REPORT: Engaging the Future of Housing in Buffalo-Niagara. This report is intended to tell a partial, but data-driven and meaningful story about the state of housing and households in the two-county region.
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NEW REPORT: Engaging the Future of Housing in Buffalo-Niagara

ILR Program Celebrating 35 Years

Since 1986, the ILR Workplace Health & Safety Program has reached thousands of people across the state on dozens of issues.
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ILR Program Celebrating 35 Years

A Geography of Self-Reported Labor Union Membership in the United States

In honor of Labor Day 2021, and to adhere to our mission of democratizing data, the Cornell ILR Buffalo Co-Lab’s High Road Policy blog is pleased to share a county-level geography of labor union membership for the United States.
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A Geography of Self-Reported Labor Union Membership in the United States

Education and Training

We offer programs designed to train union leaders and those aspiring to lead in organized labor relations.

We also offer specialized training in Health and Safety for inspection and risk assessment, as well as information for practitioners to create safe work places.

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Learn more about our programs
Programs for Unions and Labor Professionals

These courses and certificates are designed to train union leaders and those aspiring to lead in organized labor relations.

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Learn more about training for unions and labor professionals
Workplace Health and Safety

Scientific and Technical Expertise Applied to the Work Environment

Learn more about programs in workplace health and safety
Workplace Health and Safety
Learn more about programs in workplace health and safety

Research and Policy

High Road Policy
An ILR Buffalo Co-Lab Initiative

High Road Policy contributes actionable insights to contemporary policy and political discourses in and beyond the regions and communities of Upstate New York.

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Read the Blog

Buffalo Commons

The Partnership for the Public Good and Cornell University have created a public commons for collective knowledge sharing, impactful applied research, and public policy development. Buffalo Commons is both an in-person platform, fostering these relationships and an online tool, sharing the knowledge of the local area via reports, policy briefs, fact sheets, radio shows, and artistic expressions. Collaborative and democratic in design and purpose, Buffalo Commons hosts a diverse network of faculty, students, practitioners, and community partners.

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Good DEEDs

Data for Equitable Economic Development and Sustainability, or Good DEEDS, is an initiative of the Cornell University School of Industrial Labor Relations (ILR) Buffalo Co-Lab. When fully operational, Good DEEDS will function as a public data repository coupled with High Road Policy, a quarterly issue memorandum and continuous blog.

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COVID-19 Response

Buffalo Commons virtual convening support, upcoming virtual workshops, blog posts, and opportunities to submit research requests and to help us document stories of community groups taking the lead in a time of crisis.

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Student Opportunities

2019 High Roaders at Northland Workforce Training Center

High Road Fellowship

The High Road Fellowship is an annual program with common features every year:

  • Creative individual project work
  • Group experience of urban immersion in arts, culture, history, neighborhoods, politics and economy of a great rust belt city
  • Skill building, teamwork and leadership development
  • Application of academic learning to practical reality

Every year is unique as the High Road is a journey through current events, new development projects, evolving challenges, and everyday innovation and change.

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Careers in Public Service

Careers in Public Service will provide coursework, internships, programming, engaged learning, policy forums and networking activities to generate interest and appreciation for civil society, democracy and public service for Cornell students.

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More Opportunities

Find out more about course work and research opportunities to current students.

Buffalo Commons also offer free training workshops to the general public.