2020 Learning Series

2020 Learning Series

The 2020 Learning Series is part of One Region Forward’s ongoing efforts to provide technical assistance to municipalities and promote sustainable development in the Buffalo Niagara region. The Learning Series will explore topics in clean energy, water resilience, Complete Streets, land banking, and smart growth. These topics correspond with strategies and actions put forward in the One Region Forward Plan.


Learning Session 2: How do we move complete streets forward in the region?

Hear from local experts, advocates, and government officials about how to incorporate Complete Streets principles and technology into your transportation projects! Speakers will address challenges facing the implementation of Complete Streets in the region as well as new, innovative Complete Streets solutions.

August 20, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

This session will be delivered as a webinar. Participation information will be shared upon registration.

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Final details on speakers and topics covered will be shared as the workshop nears.


This event qualifies for two hours of land use training credit toward meeting the NYS mandatory training requirement for local planning and zoning officials. Attendance certificates will be sent via email following the webinar for all participants.

AICP credits are pending. AICP members can earn Certification Maintenance (CM) credits for this activity [or many activities at this event]. When CM credits are available, they are noted at the end of an activity description. More information about AICP’s CM program can be found at http://www.planning.org/cm. AICP members must be in attendance for the duration of the event in order to receive CM Credit.

Two Professional development hour (PDH) credits for licensed engineers are pending.

This installment of the One Region Forward 2020 Learning Series was organized by the UB Regional Institute, Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council, and GoBike Buffalo.


Learning Session 1: How do I develop a good solar project in my community?

Due to public health concerns related to COVID-19, Learning Session 1 was rescheduled from March 20, 2020 to May 15, 2020. Originally planned as a half-day in-person event, the session was transitioned to webinar format.

Legal experts, local municipal peers, and representatives from governmental agencies will share what you need to know before, during, and after developing solar.

May 15, 2020, 9:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Materials from the Learning Session are provided below.

This installment of the One Region Forward 2020 Learning Series was organized by the UB Regional Institute and the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning.