Citizen Planning School

2017 Champions for Change

2017 Champions for Change

Summary of 2017 Champion Projects

During the third year of the Citizen Planning School, our “Champions for Change” worked through a planning process to nurture an idea for making sustainable change in their communities. With assistance from faculty mentors and students from UB’s School of Architecture and Planning, Blackstone LaunchPad at UB and It Takes A Village Action Organization, the Champions spent countless hours over a three-month period conducting research, forming partnerships, and identifying necessary steps and actions to move their ideas forward.

The projects are varied in stage of development, focus area and scale, but they share a very important common denominator – they have a passionate Champion to drive it forward. We look forward to seeing where they go in the future.

Spring 2017 Champions for Change Program

Six Monday Night Workshops
February 27: One Region Forward: Becoming the Change
March 13: Cultivating Generative Relationships
March 27: Facilitating Generative Teams
April 10: Creative, Resilient Leadership: Breakdowns & Breakthroughs
April 24: Powerful Presentations & Invitations
May 8: Project Sustainability & Regeneration

Idea Summit & Graduation Saturday, May 13 morning

University at Buffalo, South Campus, Hayes Hall

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The University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, Blackstone LaunchPad, and It Takes A Village Action Organization are hosting the third semester of Champions for Change.