Henry Louis Taylor
Department of Architecture and planning
University of Buffalo
United States of America
Dr. Taylor is a member of the Steering Committee of the Anchor Institutions Task Force, a national organization that develops and disseminates knowledge to help create and advance democratic, mutually beneficial anchor institution-community partnerships. Also, he is a member of the Board of Overseers of The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government of the State University of New York. Taylor has serviced on the governing boards of the Urban Affairs Association and the Urban History Association. He is on the Board of the Editors of Universities and Community Schools, published by Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, and is the planning coordination for the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority’s Perry Choice Neighborhood Initiative and the founder of the Perry Choice Neighborhood History Project. He created the Cyberhood (thecyberhood.net) on behalf of the Urban Affairs Association.
Dr. Henry Louis Taylor, Jr. research focuses on a historical and contemporary analysis of distressed urban neighborhoods, social isolation and race and class issues among people of color, especially African Americans and Latinos. Within this framework, Taylor’s research also focuses on these issues in Cuba, the Caribbean Islands and Latin America. Lastly, Taylor is concerned with the redevelopment of shrinking cities and metropolitan cities, with a focus on social, economic and racial justice