A Draft Report on the work so far and the work ahead to move five big ideas forward.
Learn about citizen-created alternative scenarios for our region's future and provide your feedback today!
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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.

See how the four scenarios compare and provide your feedback to help shape a new way to move One Region Forward.



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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.



Register for our Workshop on How to Pitch Your IdeasCfCPitchingIdea_workingShop_websiteSIDEBAR

On Saturday, September 6, 2014, One Region Forward’s Citizen Planning School and the new work space dig will be hosting a workshop on how to effectively sell your ideas to potential funders.

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.

The workshop is free and open to public but space is limited so register today. For more details about program logistics and content click here.

Day and Date:  Saturday, September 6, 2014

Time:  10:00 AM  - 11:15 AM (doors open at 9:30).

Location:  The new collaborative work space called “dig”, located at 640 Ellicott Street in Buffalo, NY 14203.


Ways You Can Get Involved in One Region Forward Right Now

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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.

Get started adding your photos!