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.

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!

CPS_Spring2015SignUp_250Citizen Planning School

School is back in session this spring! 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


1RF Final Draft – A New Way to Plan for Buffalo Niagara

The Final Draft Plan for One Region Forward is now available for public review and comment. This document weaves together close to three years of research, community engagement, partnership building and planning under the banner of One Region Forward.

Learn more about the Final Draft Plan

Public Comment is open from October 15, 2014 – November 6, 2014.

Comments can be emailed to



1RF First Draft – The Work So Far & The Work Ahead

Public Comment on the first Draft Report for One Region Forward is now closed. Look 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.


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 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.



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