The trend began for me when I first arrived at FSU and some people had come from upstate New York and were saying that the area was really nice, just that it was cold. Others said Buffalo was run down and was dead. I then got interested in planning. I wanted to go up north to get connections with northern areas. I then found out about UB and U Albany. Noticing that UB has a big planning department I stumbled across a link to these forums and have been lurking for a few weeks. I am a New Yorker by birth, but my parents transplanted to southern Florida. I yearn for winter and a stop to the never ending summer heat. Also, I wanted to be in a place with mass transit to commute. Much south Florida has very little mass transit. Tallahassee has a moderate amount because of a large amount of carless students. Ideally, I'd like to go to Boston or New York to work eventually, but MIT is kind of expensive for planning school (their website estimated costs to be about $44,000 a year). One thing I do know is that FSU's planning department took some major funding cuts making it diffcult to get courses.El Guapo wrote:
..Floridians and their fascination with Buffalo? This is getting to be a trend.
Buffalo is a great region in which to study planning. Its built and social environment demonstrate, perhaps to a greater extent than other cities, the good, bad and ugly of the planning profession as practiced in the United States, and the evolution of the American city.kguru wrote:
On to Buffalo again. Is Buffalo a good city/region to study in and work in as a planner? How easy is it to get around without a car? I recall passing through the area and remember seeing a lot of buses and a subway, but I only was briefly passing through the area.