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  • Chartering an Inclusive, Sustainable, Democratic City 

    Weaver, Russell (Cornell University, ILR Buffalo Co-Lab, 2020-12)
    This article advances an opportunity for the City of Buffalo, NY – or any home rule municipality — to deepen and expand participatory governance and community self-determination, by replacing its current corporate charter ...
  • Economic Development on Common Ground: Two Bipartisan State Policies for Defunding Low Road Infrastructure 

    Weaver, Russell (2020-06)
    [Excerpt] On the backdrop of civil unrest and the nation’s politically discordant handling of COVID-19, these alarming figures bode poorly for the prospects of overcoming partisan gridlock to pass progressive, High Road ...
  • Defining and Advancing High Road Policy Concepts, Strategies, and Tactics 

    Weaver, Russell (2020-06)
    [Excerpt] This Special Edition of High Road Policy (HRP) outlines a vision that opponents of the status quo can choose to stand for. It does so by proposing succinct answers to three basic questions: What is the High Road? ...
  • Deepening Democracy in Buffalo by Honoring Prior Commitments (And a Legacy) 

    Weaver, Russell (2020-03)
    The waning years of the 2010s and the opening weeks of the 2020s have been rife with headlines, editorials, academic articles, lectures, and book titles lamenting a “crisis of democracy”. Among other things, the concerned ...
  • Buffalo Child Care Means Business: Full Study Report 

    Fleron, Lou Jean; Breen, Lauren; Grogan, Regina L.; Dimitrov, Danielle (2006-01-01)
    [Excerpt] Buffalo Child Care Means Business presents the economic and business case for making Buffalo's children the focus of economic development. The 2006 survey of 117 businesses located in downtown Buffalo, New York, ...
  • Reflections on Progress at Work 

    Fleron, Lou Jean; Gray, Lois Spier (1996-01-01)
    [Excerpt] Today, we enter our second half century, facing a new millennium of opportunity. We pause to celebrate with pride our ILR Extension heritage, from its roots in Buffalo. We pay tribute to colleagues before us and ...
  • Erasing Red Lines: Part 3 - Building Community Wealth 

    Weaver, Russell (2019-12-19)
    Erasing Red Lines of discrimination and inequality from our map is a monumental task that will require transformational systems-change. As community-based organizations are demonstrating the possibilities of alternative ...
  • Erasing Red Lines: Epilogue - Where Do We Go From Here? 

    Weaver, Russell (2020-01-28)
    While the Erasing Red Lines reports spoke of “distressed communities” and places experiencing “decline,” the core message—threaded through all three reports—is that patterns of “distress” and “decline” are products of a ...
  • Erasing Red Lines: Part 2 - Systems Thinking for Social and Community Change 

    Weaver, Russell (2019-10-15)
    What, if anything, can be done to push back against persistently uneven geographies of opportunity in Buffalo and other post-industrial, shrinking cities? And why the focus on systems science and its technical jargon? A ...
  • Eastside-Airport Metro Rail Extension 

    Citizens for Regional Transit (2019-08-01)
    "This policy brief provides information regarding the expansion of NFTA metro-rail services in east-side Buffalo to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. This extension would connect Buffalo’s highest-demand destinations ...

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