Learning Series

Learning Series

Introduced in 2020, the One Region Forward Learning Series is part of ongoing efforts to support local action around the One Region Forward Plan’s vision. Each session focuses on a topic related to One Region Forward’s implementation agenda and includes information, resources, and case studies on how ideas can move into implementation at the local level.


 

Learning Session 4: How can my community take the lead on clean energy?

Learn about the new Leadership Round of NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Communities program. Find out how UBRI’s Technical Assistance team can help your community complete “High Impact Actions” to earn grant funding for projects, and hear how municipalities across Buffalo Niagara have been moving clean energy forward.

When:
February 25, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

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

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AGENDA

Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:00 – 10:05 AM

Introduction to the Leadership Round of the Clean Energy Communities Program
10:05 – 10:45 AM
Walk through the details of the Leadership Round’s new program structure, pathways to grant funding, and new High Impact Actions designed to modernize your community’s infrastructure.

Panel Discussion
10:45 – 11:45 AM

A panel of representatives from municipalities in Erie and Niagara counties will answer your questions about participating in the Clean Energy Communities program.

Closing
11:45 AM – 12:00 Noon


Learning Session 3: Smart floodplains: Best practices to reduce flood risk and restore waterways

Grow your understanding of floodplains, how they work, and how sustainable, smart floodplain management practices can reduce flood risk, improve water quality, and benefit your community. This session will feature best practices, tools, and resources that can inform local action to benefit our watersheds.

When:
November 12, 2020, 9:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

Materials from the Learning Session are provided below.


This installment of the One Region Forward 2020 Learning Series was organized by Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s Great Lakes Program.

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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.

When:
August 20, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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, Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council, and GoBike Buffalo.

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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.

When:
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.

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