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.
Learn how citizens across the region responded to Text It Forward surveys over this past summer.
Share your vision and ideas for a more sustainable Buffalo Niagara through photos and captions.

A new Way to Plan for Buffalo Niagara

FinalDraftPlan250Review the Final Draft Plan

This document weaves together close to three years of research, community engagement, partnership building and planning under the banner of One Region Forward. Over 5,000 citizens and more than 700 local organizations were part of the process.

The plan is designed to be a decision-making tool. It offers insights on the future impacts of various approaches to regional development and provides guidance on how our region can work together to create a sustainable, livable Buffalo Niagara for the 21st Century.


Upcoming Events

EventGettingAround250EVENT RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 9am to 12:30pm

Economics of Sustainability Series: Getting Around

Join us for a discussion with Andreas Souvaliotis, Executive Chairman, Social Change Rewards on transportation and regional access.  Andreas will challenge us to think differently about how we move about the region.

Free and open to the public. Registration and details


Citizens Plan a Change for Their Communities

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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.