The first significant landscaping project under the guidance of the CTRC is a partnership with local landscaper and ecologist Dave Majewski of Premscape Landscaping, resulting in the Urban Habitat Classroom (referred to as UHP). The UHP, as designed by Matthew Dore, will be a complete sustainably developed and managed native urban habitat environment, demonstrating green development principles beyond those depicted by LEED requirements. By utilizing Regenerative Design principles the project will not only serve as a learning environment, but will also contribute to returning the environmental conditions to that of centuries ago, thus reversing the effects of years of neglect and abuse. Functioning as a living inner-city classroom for schools, community centers, churches and residents, the habitat when completed will be a Buffalo first, serving as a model for future developments in the city.
For more information or to volunteer on the Urban Habitat Project, please email Dave Majewski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles on the Urban Habitat Project:
- Buffalo’s Decrepit Train Station Becomes the City’s Newest Classroom | 12-06-11
- Work Begins on Central Terminal’s Urban Habitat Project (Buffalo Rising) | 10-06-11
- Urban Habitat Project on Think Twice Radio | 04-09-11
- Urban Habitat Project Halfway to Funding Goal | 03-28-11
- Urban Habitat Project Community Meeting | 11-18-10