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A New Way To Plan For Buffalo Niagara, February 2015

One Region Forward Community CongressCelebrate where we’ve been and where we’re going together as a region.
Thousands of citizens and hundreds of organizations – governments, businesses, advocacy groups, neighborhood associations and more – from across Buffalo Niagara have been a part of One Region Forward.

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”

The plan explores ideas and potential strategies to align our actions to our values, providing a basic framework for moving the region towards a more sustainable, resilient, prosperous  and opportunity-rich future.


  • Learn more about the next steps for One Region Forward, the implementation already underway, and the road ahead.
  • Sign up for the Citizen Planning School, a free program offered through UB’s School of Architecture and Planning, and gain the knowledge and tools to become an agent for sustainable change in your community.
  • Take home a copy of the Plan Summary  and get a first look at “A New Way to Plan for Buffalo Niagara“.

The event is free and open to the public and will include hors d’oeuvres.

Thursday, February 12th, 5:30PM – 7:00PM at the Buffalo & Erie County Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo, NY 14203


For those that are unable to attend the Community Congress, posters and plan summaries will be on display at the Central Library through the end of February.

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If you think the work that One Region Forward is doing is important to Buffalo Niagara, help us get the word out about our upcoming Community  Congress! We’ve assembled items in our Share It Forward Toolkit to make it easy to share the invitation with your networks.

Begin Sharing It Forward and invite your colleagues, friends, and family to One Region Forward’s Community Congress!