Seeing close to 20,000 cars everyday, Bailey Avenue is one of Buffalo’s busiest East Side corridors and provides access to major employers, regional expressways, inner […]
Darren Cotton works as Director of Community Development & Planning at the University District Community Development Association (UDCDA). His work primarily focuses on housing rehabilitation, small business development, and community capacity building in the neighborhood's surrounding the University at Buffalo's South Campus. Prior to this, Darren served as an Associate Planner at the UB Regional Institute working on a regional sustainability initiative, the remediation of industrial brownfields, and an overhaul of Buffalo's zoning code. As a graduate student at UB, Darren founded the University Heights Tool Library in response to his experience renting from an absentee landlord. With a Bachelor's Degree in International Studies and Linguistics and a Master's Degree in Urban Planning all from UB, Darren works to bridge the gap between research, policy, and grassroots activism and is a firm believer that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
It’s been one year since the man, the myth, the legend Chip Blenk entered our lives as an unstoppable fixing force. Chip is one of […]
The University District Community Development Association’s (UDCDA) has extended the deadline for artists to submit proposals for a new mural project at the crossroads of University Heights and […]