Buffalo in 50 Maps by Vicky Johnson-Dahl

Talking Leaves…Books, in conjunction with Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, is pleased to announce an event to launch Buffalo native Vicky Johnson-Dahl’s newly released book, Buffalo in 50 Maps on Friday, March 24, at 7 pm in the cinema at Hallwalls.

The author will be joined by two panelists, Jessie Fisher from the Darwin Martin House and Angela Keppel from the Buffalo Streets blog, in conversation about the book and its subject. The event is free and open to the public; copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event, and now in the store or here on the Talking Leaves website.  


The third entry in Belt Publishing’s urban cartography series, Buffalo in 50 Maps offers a truly unique view of the City of Good Neighbors, from the East Side to Millionaires' Row to Cazenovia Park.
The best maps give you a feeling for what a place is really like, and Buffalo in 50 Maps offers a brand-new look at both the past and present of the Queen City of the Great Lakes. Through its colorful maps and insightful commentary, you'll discover the history of the city's changing boundaries, its numerous breweries, and its most popular bus routes. Learn how long it takes to get to a Bills game on Sunday, why the city smells like Cheerios, or where the city's immigrants have recently opened businesses. You'll also discover the city's food deserts, how the layout of its streets led to intense segregation, and how its vacant lots reveal where reinvestment and development have actually taken place.
It's a beautiful and nuanced look that's perfect for Buffalo natives but also for those who just want to get to know the city a little bit better.

Join us for a lively discussion of the mapping of our city—past, present, and future.

Vicky Johnson-Dahl is a cartographer, drummer, ice cream maker, director at large of the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS), and a Buffalo native. Her favorite things to do in Buffalo are kayak on the river and enjoy a chicken finger sub. Vicky currently lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and cat. Go Bills.   

Jessie Fisher became Executive Director of the Darwin Martin House in January 2023, after seven years as ED of Preservation Buffalo Niagara. A Buffalo native, she had previously served as Director of Planning for Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper and as a principal at Buffalo Urban Design Studio.

Angela Keppel is a Buffalo, NY history enthusiast and urban planner currently working as a Project Planner for Buffalo Place. She spent her childhood in the Grosvenor Room at the downtown library and the Buffalo History Museum. "Talking Proud" is her anthem, Buffalo Streets is her blog.


Event date: 
Friday, March 24, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
341 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY 14202
Buffalo in 50 Maps By Vicky Johnson-Dahl Cover Image
ISBN: 9781953368485
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Published: Belt Publishing - March 21st, 2023