Celebrate the work of thousands of citizens and hundreds of organizations to create a more sustainable region
Sign up today for Spring Session! Come learn something new or apply for the Champions for Change program!
Review the plan encompassing almost 3 years of research, community engagement, partnership building and planning.
Learn how these citizen planners are making a change in their communities.

News Stories

Feb2015Congress_250February 2015 Community Congress

The One Region Forward Community Congress on February 12th welcomed over 150 guests in celebrating nearly three years of research, community engagement, partnership building and planning by over 5,000 citizens and more than 700 local organizations.

A New Way to Plan for Buffalo Niagara, the initiative’s Regional Plan for Sustainable Development was also debuted at the event. The night included a visual storyboard of the milestones and markers that have defined One Region Forward, in addition to next steps and the road to implementation.

For those who are still interested in learning more about A New Way to Plan for Buffalo Niagara, posters and plan summaries will be on display at the Central Library (1 Lafayette Square) through the end of the month.

Feedback can be submitted online.


Citizens Plan a Change for Their Communities

CitizenPlanningSchoolmain250Citizen Planning School

Whether you are a concerned citizen interested in learning more about the basics of planning and sustainable development, or you want to implement your idea for a sustainable initiative in your neighborhood, the Citizen Planning School has something to offer. Hosted by One Region Forward and UB’s School of Architecture and Planning, the program offers two levels of training.

 

CPS_Spring2015SignUp_250Sign up for Spring 2015 Session Citizen Planning School

Already participated? Or new to the Citizen Planning School? This semester features new, more in-depth content. Come and join us again, learn something new or apply for the Champions for Change program!

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CPS_champs250reMeet Our 2014 Citizen Champions for Change

Paul Pérez wants to create a rain garden on the East Side of Buffalo.

Jill Rohring has a plan to transform an underutilized park in Wilson into an educational heritage garden.

Through the Citizen Planning School, 17 Champions for Change are developing community-based projects across the region.

Watch and learn more about the Citizen Planning School and the Champions for Change Program