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 Final Draft 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.

Upcoming Events

Feb2015Congress_250February 2015 Community Congress

After nearly three years of research, community engagement, partnership building and planning by over 5,000 citizens and more than 700 local organizations, One Region Forward will be releasing its Regional Plan for Sustainable Development entitled “A New Way to Plan for Buffalo Niagara”

Join us on February 12th, 2015 from 5:30PM – 7:00PM at the Buffalo & Erie County Central Library located at 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY.

Learn more about the next steps for One Region Forward, sign up for the Citizen Planning School, and take home a copy of the Plan Summary.

Learn more about the event and register to attend today!

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!

Sign up today! Details for session dates and locations coming in January.


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