ARTVOICE articles on convention center controversy
by Hank Bromley


professional home page (UB faculty, Graduate School of Education)

the articles (as submitted—the published forms may differ slightly):
Part 1, "A Municipal Affair" (v11n3, January 20, 2000)

Part 2, "Urban Life, Urban Death" (v11n6, February 10, 2000)

Part 3, "'Blight' or 'Opportunity'?" (v11n9, March 2, 2000)
[includes photos of some buildings slated for demolition]

Part 4, "An Interview with Heywood Sanders" (v11n12, March 23, 2000)

Part 5, "A Conversation with Jane Jacobs" (v11n30, July 27, 2000)

Part 6, "A Critical Moment Arrives" (v12n12, March 22, 2001)

my submissions to the County during "public comment" portions of the Environmental Impact Study:
April 2001 letter on the scoping phase of the study—i.e., the determination of what issues the study is to consider

March 2002 letter on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (get the Draft EIS itself from the County web site)

related links:
Citizens for Common Sense (archived version—site no longer exists)

Urban Sprawl Education Campaign (The League of Women Voters of Buffalo/Niagara)

full text of Johnson feasibility study and Cannon site selection study

aerial photographs of the Electric District (Mohawk) site and the Lehigh Valley (Waterfront) site

Heywood Sanders, "Flawed Forecasts: A Critical Look at Convention Center Feasibility Studies": executive summary, full report (in pdf)
Heywood Sanders, "Challenging Convention(al) Wisdom: Hard Facts about the Proposed Boston Convention Center"

order Jane Jacobs' book The Death and Life of Great American Cities:
support your local independent bookstore: Talking Leaves, 3158 Main Street, 837-8554
or succumb to the lure of convenience and order from paperback, hardcover

Citizens Regional Transportation Corporation

Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau, advocates of constructing a new convention center on the Electric District (Mohawk) site

Buffalo Convention Center, the current facility whose replacement is at issue