Zane Longwell is a current Masters of Urban Planning student at the University at Buffalo investigating how urban agriculture can activate vacant lots in the city of Buffalo. He is currently also pursuing a graduate certificate in Affordable Housing. He is interested in food systems equity, urban agriculture, the revitalization of Rust Belt communities, and affordable housing. Recently, he completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Studies at Kent State University. Outside of school, Zane enjoys watching reality TV, reading, going to coffee shops, and hiking.