Design Circuit Event on Thursday!!!! MUST ATTEND!

I am really excited to be speaking at this on Thursday!
Designcircuit invites you to join us in our second panel discussion, The Resilience Economy, on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at the Old 1st Ward Community Center. Spend a night discussing the projects and actions directly impacting Buffalo today. The focus of this panel discussion is the area immediately surrounding Ohio Street and the Buffalo River. The discussion will begin at 7pm, and will include time for open questions from you, so please come and participate in the conversation and help us answer…Now that we can do anything, how will we do it?

the Resilience Economy

Resilience Economy panel discussion seeks to continue the conversation and build upon the recent thread of Designcircuit’s panel discussion in October and the recent ECHDC town hall meeting. We have invited a wide range of panelists to explore the relevance and importance of economic sustainability for emerging city territories such as Canalside, Ohio Street, and the Outer Harbor Development, all from the point of view of people making a positive impact on the City of Buffalo. Each participant has a project in motion that aims to empower the city, all at very different scales and from very different programmatic points of view. Our goal is to facilitate a format that engages and examines the specific economic engines that enable urban action; to hold an event that is research-based and active in informing the community.

Chris Hawley, Urban Planner + Historian 


Chris Hawley, City Planner + Historian

Panelists + Topics
William Haskas, hard-boiled, fried, or scrambled a revealing identity crisis
Sam Hoyt, topic forthcoming
James Pitts, Our Neighborhood, Our Choice! Rebuilding Lives and a New Community from the Ground UP!
Bernice Radle, The Vacancy Vortex: Understanding Buffalo’s Vacant Building Crisis (Where Buildings Go To Die… or get really really beat up)
Sam Savarino, topic forthcoming
Rick Smith, Silo City; Authentic Regeneration 


First Ward Community Center
62 Republic Street
Buffalo, NY 14204Date and Time:
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Free + Open to the Public
For more info, contact me at

William Haskas, LuStudio, Designer, LuStudio
Sam Hoyt, ECHDC;
James Pitts, JWPitts Planning&DevelopmentLLC; JWPitts
Bernice Radle, Buffalove Development;
Sam Savarino, Savarino Companies;
Rick Smith, Silo City;

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