3/08/2008

Buffalo ReUse in the New York Times!

Very cool piece in tomorrow's New York Times Magazine about social entrepeneurship. Buffalo's own Michael Gainer is featured along with the Buffalo ReUse, an organization that's literally changing the way this city works.
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Here's the New York Times link. Remember, Buffalo ReUse, is open for business right here in the neighorhood - 298 Northampton Street, near Jefferson.

Make sure to check out the Buffalo ReUse Blog!

Update - Sunday 7pm

Just swapped a few emails with Michael this afternoon. He'd like everyone to know about the - 2008 Great Lakes Deconstruction Conference which will be held here in Buffalo on November 16-18th.
Buffalo ReUse and the Building Materials Reuse Association (BMRA) are sponsoring the first Great Lakes regional conference on developing and implementing building deconstruction and other creative solutions to address problems and solutions surrounding vacant and abandoned structures.

Join us in Buffalo on November 16–18 for the first Great Lakes regional conference on developing and implementing building deconstruction and other creative solutions to address vacant and abandoned structures in your hometown.

Many cities in the Northeast and the Great Lakes region have experienced significant population losses in the last half of the 20th century. This population loss has led to serious decline and blight in many urban neighborhoods. Abandoned and vacant houses are often the most obvious symptom of this decline and can contribute to numerous issues affecting the success and vitality of residents, businesses and governments within these urban centers. At this conference we’ll explore the use of deconstruction, building materials reuse, vacant land management and other creative solutions to specifically address issues unique to abandoned housing and vacant lots in urban centers.

For more information, click here.
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

yum! michael is adorable. looks very tastey!

Mary Beyer said...

There is also a piece in this month's issue of Buffalo Spree(www.buffalospree.com) about BuffaloReUse and Michael Gainer. Check it out! What amazing energy and hope this organization has for the City of Buffalo. How did we get this lucky?

fix buffalo said...

Mary,

Thanks for the heads-up. Here's the link - Buffalo Spree

Anonymous said...

I am an extremely proud Board Member of Buffalo ReUse and Michael is an amazing guy! I have never met anyone who works harder than he does..The ReStore is now open on Thursday & Fridays be sure to stop by and check it out!
Michele J

joe said...

Here's another great buffalo blog:

http://citysimplicity.blogspot.com/