At Community Congress Workshops this past fall and Workshops on the Road this past winter, citizens got to map what they want their future Buffalo Niagara to look like in forty years. Trends and common priorities emerged from an analysis of the 115 maps citizens across the region created at the 2013 Workshops.
Three alternative scenarios for how Buffalo Niagara might grow and develop over the next forty years were created directly from citizen input at the Mapping Workshops, while a fourth scenario was created by continuing past trends into the future.
A Draft Report on the work so far and the work ahead to move five big ideas forward.
This Draft Report represents the first major public report summarizing the findings and recommendations of the One Region Forward planning and community learning process. Started in 2012, this work has woven together more than two years of research, community engagement, partnership building and planning. The draft outlines five big ideas and dozens of potential strategies and actions to move those ideas forward.
Participants will learn from local experts about how to craft a successful pitch, which common mistakes to avoid, and what kinds of resources are available for writing proposals.
Day and Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM (doors open at 9:30).
Ways You Can Get Involved in One Region Forward Right Now
Express your vision for making Buffalo Niagara more sustainable through photos and captions.
Take photos or videos of places you want to change or places you want to keep for future generations, describe how you feel about these places, and help shape the One Region Forward movement.