Get Involved

Get Involved

One Region Forward is committed to empowering the people of Buffalo Niagara to be a part of the process in driving positive, sustainable change in our region and diverse communities. We will move the region forward together.


1RF Draft Review and Feedback

Public Comment on the first Draft Report for One Region Forward is now closed. Look out for a final draft plan on October 15th. In the meantime, please review the Fair Housing Equity Assessment (FHEA), a HUD-required strategy document that outlines barriers to opportunity and ways to overcome inequalities in communities across Buffalo Niagara. Public Comment on the FHEA will be open until September 24, 2014.


Text It Forward AugustText It Forward

Weigh in with a text to add your voice to the conversation across Buffalo Niagara!

The community continues to add their feedback and perspectives to shape a vision for what Buffalo Niagara should look like in 40 years.

Take the survey every month to have your responses added to the survey results.

Take this month’s survey – August 2014: Growing a Healthier Food System 
Issues connected with our current food system are the existence of “food deserts” in low-income neighborhoods, the urbanization of farmland, the poor financial health of local food enterprises, and the lack of connections between farms and markets.

Answer questions on how you think we should improve our food access and production. 

Get Started

Citizen Planning SchoolCitizen Planning School

Plan a change for your community. Get the know-how to address change head-on and create a vision for your community’s future.

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.

Learn more about becoming a Citizen Planner

TN_TeamTomorrow254Join Team Tomorrow

Get hands-on experience shaping Buffalo Niagara’s future.

Become more engaged and involved with One Region Forward by becoming a member of Team Tomorrow. Anyone interested in the work of One Region Forward is invited to join and volunteer at community meetings or events and help us get the word out about the initiative.

Learn more about being a Team Tomorrow member

Request a PresentationRequest a Presentation for Your Group or Organization

We want to hear from citizens and organizations across Erie and Niagara County to guide the vision and participate in the development of the plan. It’s a chance to learn more about the effort and be a part of One Region Forward.

Request a presentation

See where we’ve been in the region on our Community Outreach Map and read about where we will be heading next in our events listing.

Share Your Example of SustainabilityDoing Work in Sustainability?
Get it Featured on Our Website

If you’re involved in a project or a program that you believe helps define what sustainability means for the future for our region, tell us about it and we’ll feature it on our website’s interactive map “Sustainability in Action.”




I'm moving One Region Forward by...How would you finish this sentence? I’m moving One Region Forward by…

We’ve been out across the region asking people to tell us what they do to define sustainability in their daily lives and move One Region Forward.

Tell us what you’re doing to make Buffalo Niagara more sustainable  and see how citizens across the region are finishing that sentence.



Share One Region Forward With Your Online CommunityShare One Region Forward With Your Own Online Community

Sharing One Region Forward on your website is an easy and effective way to show your support for the initiative. Let us know if you are interested and we will assist you with materials you can post on your organization, business, or personal website.




Other ways to get involved

Join our online community for news and updates as the effort unfolds.

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