ALFRED D. PRICE
Alfred D. Price,
Associate Professor, Department of Planning, SUNY/Buffalo, received his AB in
Sociology from Princeton
University in 1969.
Following his graduation, he held a Corporation Appointment at Harvard University where he co-directed a
special education project, Afro-Americans for Educational Opportunity, funded
by the Carnegie Corporation of New
York. He returned to Princeton
in 1971 as a qualifying graduate student in Architecture. In 1975, he was
awarded the highest professional practice degree in his field, the Master of
Architecture and Urban Planning, and was the first Black student in Princeton's history to receive this degree.
Before coming to
served as Assistant Dean with the rank of Assistant Professor at the New
Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT. At SUNY/Buffalo, he served as
Associate Dean 1977-1982 (and for one year as Acting Dean) of the School of
Architecture and Planning. Price has also served two three-year terms as
Chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, and in 2005-06 served
as Interim Chair. In 1988 he led the department through the first cycle of
re-accreditation of its Master of Urban Planning degree program. In October
2000, Price was awarded the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award
for Excellence in Teaching.
Price's professional practice credentials
include three years as Executive Director of The People's Workshop (a public
service corporation of the State of New
Jersey). It was at The People’s Workshop that Price,
in collaboration with faculty and student colleagues from the School of
Architecture & Urban Planning of Princeton University, gained his earliest
professional experience in projects which involved public participation in
planning and design decision-making. Significant projects completed during
Price’s term of service as Executive Director are The Better Beginnings Day
Care Center built in Hightstown,
NJ, and the Community Multi-Service
Center built in Perth Amboy, NJ.
Price also completed a professional internship at the Department of Planning in
Erie County, New York. He presently teaches the School of Architecture and Planning’s graduate
seminars in housing, project finance, and urban history, along with Urban
Planning studios and community service workshops.
AREAS OF TECHNICAL SPECIALIZATION
Price's research and practice
interests are in the area of housing and community development. In the last two
decades, his concern with housing has broadened, as the domestic policy agenda
has increasingly focused on finance, tax and equity issues. In particular, his
work has involved empirical analysis of the differentially greater burden of
shelter cost on low-income and minority populations, and related policy issues.
His interests are both scholarly and applied, giving equal attention to
publication and conference presentation, and to applying knowledge to practice
in the Western New York area.
Funding sponsors for Price's
research have included the New York State Association of Realtors, the New York
African-American Institute, the City of Buffalo's
Department of Community Development, the Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency, and the
New York State Banking Department. From 1997 through 2005, he served as
Consultant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Region II) on the
redevelopment of "brownfields," partially
contaminated urban land.
HONORS AND AWARDS
University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2000.
Medal of Distinction,
conferred by the Hon. Richard Bernal, Jamaican Ambassador to the United States,
Who's Who Among Black Americans, third edition 1981; fourth edition
Journal of Planning Education and Research, 1990-present.
Award, National Conference of Christian and Jews, 1986.
to Membership, U.S.
Association for the Club of Rome,
Awards Jury, The American Institute
of Architects, Washington, D.C.,
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & PROFESSIONAL PLANNING
Neighborhood Redevelopment Plan: A Proposal for Action,” conducted for the
Board of Directors of the Bethel Community Development Corporation, Inc.,
Buffalo, New York, July 2001.
"Buffalo’s New Tomato
Fields: Greenhouse Crops Lead the Way," in Re-Developing Brownfields: a Different Conversation. Proceedings of an International Symposium. Waterfront
Regeneration Trust: Toronto,
Affordability: An African American Perspective" in One-Third of a
Nation, Vol. II, L. Morris and U.J.O. Bailey, Eds. Washington, DC: Howard
University Press, 1997.
Project for Buffalo and Erie County, Co-Principal Investigator, funded and conducted
under the auspices of the Office of the President, State University of New York
at Buffalo, June
Renewal: The Case of Buffalo,
NY", in The
Housing Status of Black Americans, W.A. Leigh and J.B. Stewart, Ed. New Brunswick, NJ
and London, UK: Transaction Publishers, 1992.
Also published in The Review of Black Political Economy, Vol. 19, Nos.
3-4, Winter/Spring 1991.
"Housing Buffalo's Black
Community" in African Americans and the Rise of Buffalo's Post-Industrial City, 1940-Present,
Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. Ed. Buffalo: Buffalo
Urban League, 1990.
Book Review of Public
Housing, Race, and Renewal: Urban Planning in Philadelphia 1920-1974 by John F. Bauman
(1986) in ENVIRONMENTS, Vol. Twenty, No. One, 1989.
Initiatives in a Shrinking Regional Economy: National Issues, Local
Approaches", invited paper abstracted in Housing, Policy, and Urban
Innovation, published by International Research Conference, The University
of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 1988.
With John Oliver,
"Housing New York State's
Black Population: Affordability and Adequacy", Institute Document #88-1. Albany: New York African
American Institute, State University
of New York, January
Masten Community Renewal Project
four-volume development plan prepared for the Division of Neighborhood
Revitalization, Department of Community Development, City of Buffalo, January 1984, p. 333.
District: 'No Small Plans'" article published in Federal Design Matters,
Fall 1981. FDM is the information exchange
publication of the Design Arts Program, supported by the National Endowment for
(sub-Contractor), part of a four-member team organized by the Northeast Hazardous
Center of the New Jersey
Institute of Technology, dispatched to communities throughout federal Region II
that received brownfields pilot grants. Over sixty
workshops conducted in New Jersey, New York, and the US Territories in the Caribbean Basin,
1997 – 2005.
Consultant, Bethel Community Development Corporation. Prepared
a comprehensive redevelopment plan for the neighborhood surrounding Buffalo’s oldest
African-American religious congregation. September
1999-August 2001. Phase I construction completed September 2004 (approx.
$1.08 M in public funding); Phase II construction commenced summer ’05 (approx. $850 K in public
of Buffalo/Department of Community Development, Buffalo Arts Commission. Prepared
long-range plan and five-year capital program for restoration and conservation
of city’s complete inventory of outdoor public sculpture. June 1993-Sept 1995.
Consultant, The Commons, a public-private
partnership development of a mixed-use retail services complex on the campus of
State University of New York at Buffalo,
by First Amherst Development Group, Inc., 1990-92. Construction completed 1993.
Development Planning, Washington
Street Medical Facility, Buffalo, N.Y. , a private medical practice. A $1.1M historic
restoration/adaptive re-use scheme to accommodate an expanding medical
practice. Phase I construction completed 1985; Phase II construction completed
Consultant, Pratt-Willert New Homes Program, a
Joint Venture between M. J. Peterson Development Co. and James Management Co.
Conducted market study for James Management for Phase I. Project completed in four
construction phases, and resulted in four additional housing/neighborhood
renewal projects totaling 458 new single-family homes, 1981 - 1986.