Why are young adults moving back to Buffalo? This humorous 2007 TED Talk by James Kuntsler, although not specifically about Buffalo, articulates urban design problems particularly found in the suburbs, but also in cities. This video is a must watch for anybody interested in improving the living spaces around us.
Buffalo has made a serious effort in restoring historic architecture, updating the zoning code, creating public spaces, becoming more bike-friendly, and drawing international conferences to the city such as Congress for the New Urbanism, the Society of Architectural Historians, and the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies. While Buffalo has made plenty of its own mistakes young people are drawn back to the city by the concerted effort to fix them.