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Talking Cities is the place where we investigate cutting-edge innovations for cities in America and beyond, featuring people working to create vibrant, healthier, more sustainable communities. Hosted by Matt Enstice, president & CEO of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, a not-for-profit furthering economic growth, igniting urban revitalization, and building a strong, thriving community.

Jan 24, 2017

Matt & Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown talk about their experience with CityLab, the impact of the growing immigrant & refugee population to Buffalo’s revitalization, driving development through the city's new "Green Code,” sharing ideas with other mayors across the country, and his love of @FlamingFish food truck.


Jan 10, 2017

Matt talks with Janne Siren, director of the Albright-Knox, about the art gallery as a major anchor institution in Buffalo and the holistic role the arts play in elevating the community through engaging youth, partnering with other local organizations, and leveraging the latest technology.


Dec 13, 2016

Candace Johnson, CEO of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, talks with Matt about their innovative partnership with Cuba, the surprising ease of recruiting stellar researchers & physicians to Buffalo, Roswell's role as an economic driver for the region, and why patients should be the center of the universe.


Nov 1, 2016

Matt talks with Darius Pridgen, pastor and elected official in Buffalo, NY, about the role of the church in transforming communities. They discuss the need for a comprehensive plan to engage families; finding elected officials not afraid to make tough decisions to lead true systems change; and where he gets...


Oct 18, 2016

Matt talks with Tony Masiello, former mayor of Buffalo, NY, about the opportunities and challenges that elected officials face in transforming cities. They discuss what led Tony to develop creative solutions to the difficult economic situation facing Buffalo during the 80s and 90s, much like many other Rust Belt cities...