The Work

Maps from Workshops Across the Region

Mapping a Future Buffalo NiagaraOver 770 Citizens Created 115 Maps of What They Want Their Future Buffalo Niagara to Look Like

Over 770 Citizens and where they came fromAt Community Congress Workshops in November 2013 and in Workshops On The Road held this winter, citizens young and old, rural and urban, from many walks of life got a chance to map, write and discuss what they want to see protected, maintained and changed in Erie and Niagara counties over the next 40 years.

These workshops asked citizens to decide where to make investments and what strategies to pursue to get us closer to our shared Regional Vision and Values.

In a series of highly interactive, hands-on workshops, participants worked together to map  their future approach to land use, development, housing and transportation for our region.

 

 

 

 


Scenario Planning Workshop on the Road #17: Hosted by the Niagara Falls Housing Authority, Niagara Falls, NY on March 25, 2014

Tomorrow is NowNFHA_1_TomorrowIsNow

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 3R’s: Rehab, Rebuild, RestoreNFHA_2_Rehab_Rebuild_Restore

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Niagara Falls Utopia in Action!NFHA_3_NF_Utopia_in_Action

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Revitalizing Buffalo NiagaraNFHA_4_RevitalizingBN

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Heinz 57NFHA_5_Heinz57

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A Niagara Buffalo map (for once)NFHA_6_NIAGARA-Buffalo_For_Once

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Scenario Planning Workshop on the Road #16: Hosted by the Self Advocacy Association of NYS, Buffalo, NY on March 20, 2014

 WNY block by blockSelf-Advocacy_1_WNY_Block_by_Block

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 Beautiful Niagara FallsSelf-Advocacy_2_Beautiful NF

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 The WinnersSelf-Advocacy_3_The Winners

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 Populating the MixSelf-Advocacy_4_Population

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Scenario Planning Workshop on the Road #15: Hosted by the Southtowns Coalition in Eden, NY on March 20, 2014

 Plan for FutureSouthtowns_3_Plan_For_Future

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 Towards a Sustainable FutureSouthtowns_2_Toward_A_Sustainable_Future

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 The Locally-Grown PlanSouthtowns_3-20_1_Locally-Grown_Plan

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 Dream Big!Southtowns_4_Dream_big.jgwx

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 Wishful ThinkingSouthtowns_5_Wishful_thinking.jgwx

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Scenario Planning Workshop on the Road #14: Hosted by the Western New York Environmental Association in Buffalo, NY on March 19, 2014

 Connected and Centered!WNYEA_1_Connected_and_Centered

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Communities, Conservation, ConnectivityWNYEA_2_Communities_Conservation_Connectivity

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Let the wind blow and the grass growWNYEA_3_Let the wing blow and the grass grow

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Scenario Planning Workshop on the Road #13: Hosted by UB’s Educational Opportunity Center in Buffalo, NY on March 19, 2014

Keep it for the PeopleEOC 1_Keep it for the People

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 Bridge BuildersEOC 2_Bridge Builders

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Scenario Planning Workshop on the Road #12: Hosted by the Niagara County Planning Board in Sanborn, NY on March 17, 2014

Genesis 2014NCPB_1_Genesis2014

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 Preserve the best + developing /Redeveloping Existing ResourcesNCPB_2_Preserve_the_Best

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Scenario Planning Workshop on the Road #11: Hosted by the Parkside Community Association in Buffalo, NY on March 13, 2014

NXNEParkside_1_NXNE

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 Anything But the Burbs!Parkside_2 Anything but the burbs

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Scenario Planning Workshop on the Road #10: Hosted by the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County in Buffalo, NY on March 10, 2014

The Waterfront Resurrection ProjectUnited Ways 2_The Waterfront Resurrection Project

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A Region of VillagesUnited Way 3_A Region of Villages

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Save the CityUnited Way 1_Save the City

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Scenario Planning Workshop on the Road #9: Hosted by the Lockport Main Street Association in Lockport, NY on March 10, 2014

Preserving Our Quality of LifeLP_Palace3_Preserving_our_QOL_b

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Connect the DotsLP_Palace2_Connect_the_Dots

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Building on the Best of Our Past to Create a Vibrant Future LP_Palace1_BuildingOffOurAssetts

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Scenario Planning Workshop on the Road #8: Hosted by the Tapestry Charter School in Buffalo, NY on March 7, 2014

UntitledTapestry 1

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UntitledTapestry 2

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Scenario Planning Workshop on the Road #7: Hosted by the Hamlin Park Taxpayer’s Association in Buffalo, NY on March 6, 2014

Improving Hamlin Park, City of Buffalo, and Surrounding AreaIMG_0240

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Living Better TogetherIMG_0246

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Urban Core Enhancement and PreservationIMG_0250

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Urban Life with Good Connections

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Scenario Planning Workshop on the Road #6: Hosted by the University at Buffalo Academies in Buffalo, NY on March 3, 2014

UB Stop SprawlingUB Academies1_UBStopSprawlin

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Scenario Planning Workshop on the Road #5: Hosted by the Young Nonprofit Professional Network of Greater Buffalo in Buffalo, NY on February 27, 2014

You Need Progress Now IMG_0794

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Scenario Planning Workshop on the Road #4: Hosted by Buffalo State College’s Department of Geography and Planning in Buffalo, NY on February 26, 2014

Scrambled EggIMG_0196

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A Much Better Buffalo NiagaraIMG_0200

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Scenario Planning Workshop on the Road #3: Hosted by Supervisor David Hartzell and the Clarence Industrial Development Agency in Clarence, NY on February 8, 2014

Do Better with What We HaveDo Better with What We Have

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Clarence Citizens for a Better RegionClarence_IDA_2 Clarence Citizens for a Better Region

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Stay GreenClarence_IDA_3 Stay Green

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Scenario Planning Workshop on the Road #2: Hosted by the Junior League of Buffalo, 6 sites across the region on January 21, 2014

Be Local…JuniorLeague1_BeLocal

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FunvilleJuniorLeague2_Funville

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Back to the CityJuniorLeague3_BacktotheCity

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Investing in Our StrengthsJuniorLeague4_InvestinginourStrengths

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Like Northern NJJuniorLeague5_LikeNorthernNJ

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WNY 2.0JuniorLeague6_WNY2.0

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Pearls and White GlovesJuniorLeague7_PearlsandWhiteGloves

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Back to Basics: Bringing the Small Town Feeling Back to the RegionJuniorLeague8_BacktoBasics

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Preservation and RevitalizationJuniorLeague9_Preservation&Revitilization

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Scenario Planning Workshop on the Road #1: Hosted by Chris Miller
Buffalo, NY on December 16th, 2013

ColesColes_1_Coles

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BufftopiaColes_2_Bufftopia

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Building along the RoadsColes_3_Building_Along_the_roads

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BuffaloveColes_4_Buffalove

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Citizen Maps Created at Amherst Central High School,
Amherst, NY on November 12th, 2013

Amherst_1_Innovative Revitalization
Innovative Revitalization

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Amherst_2_Healthy Communities
Healthy Communities

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Amherst_3_The Urban Revival
The Urban Revival

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Amherst_4_New and Improved WNY-Buffalo 2 point 0New and Improved WNY-Buffalo 2 point 0

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Amherst_5_Niagara Frontier National Transportation Heritage AreaNiagara Frontier National Transportation Heritage Area

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Amherst_6_Strengthen Your CoreStrengthen Your Core

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Amherst_7_Revitalize Preserve ProtectRevitalize Preserve Protect

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Amherst_8_ReBuff_ReNu_ReConnectReBuff_ReNu_ReConnect

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Amherst_9_Rebuild Urban CoreRebuild Urban Core

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Amherst_10_WNY 2050WNY 2050

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Amherst_11_A Modest ProposalA Modest Proposal

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Amherst_12_Choice of LivingChoice of Living

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Amherst_13_The Queen City Urban BoundaryThe Queen City Urban Boundary

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Amherst_14_Core StrengthCore Strength

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Amherst_15_Local Isnt LocoLocal Isnt Loco

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Amherst_16_The Genesis ExperimentThe Genesis Experiment

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Amherst_17_The WinnerThe Winner

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Citizen Maps created at City Honors School,
Buffalo, NY on November 13th, 2013

Buffalo_1_Inclusive Connected Urban-Centered Region
Inclusive Connected Urban-Centered Region

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Buffalo_2_Back to BasicsBack to Basics

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Buffalo_3_Preserving and Greening Our FuturePreserving and Greening Our Future

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Buffalo_4_Sustain Without PainSustain Without Pain

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Buffalo_5_New Yorks West Coast – the Best CoastNew Yorks West Coast – the Best Coast

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Buffalo_6_Trading in XR’s and SF’s for VC TN and UCTrading in XR’s and SF’s for VC, TN, and UC

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Buffalo_7_Worlds’ Greatest Waterfront CommunityWorlds’ Greatest Waterfront Community

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Buffalo_8_Everything Old is New AgainEverything Old is New Again

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Buffalo_9_Grow Buffa-loveGrow Buffa-love

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Buffalo_10_Resurge Buffalo and Niagara FallsResurge Buffalo and Niagara Falls

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Buffalo_11_Niagara Gateway Frontier InitiativeNiagara Gateway Frontier Initiative

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Buffalo_12_Waterfront BackboneWaterfront Backbone

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Buffalo_13_The Future is Dense and SmartThe Future is Dense and Smart

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Buffalo_14_Forty Years of DensityForty Years of Density

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Buffalo_15_Strengthen The CoreStrengthen The Core

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Buffalo_16_TrainsTrains

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Buffalo_17_Healthy CommunityHealthy Community

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Buffalo_18_Return to Old UrbanismReturn to Old Urbanism

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Buffalo_19_If TomorrowComesIf Tomorrow Comes

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Buffalo_20_Bedford FallsBedford Falls

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Buffalo_21_Perfect ImbalancePerfect Imbalance

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Citizen Maps created at Parkdale Elementary School,
East Aurora, NY on November 14th, 2013

EastAurora_1_Slowly to The FutureSlowly to The Future

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EastAurora_2_UntitledUntitled

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EastAurora_3_Urban Smart GrowthUrban Smart Growth

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EastAurora_4_Buff Utopia NiagaraBuff Utopia Niagara

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EastAurora_5_Strengthen the CityStrengthen the City

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EastAurora_6_Work with What You HaveWork with What You Have

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EastAurora_7_Metropolitan RevolutionMetropolitan Revolution

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EastAurora_8_Rebuild BuffaloRebuild Buffalo

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EastAurora_9_Better WNYBetter WNY

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EastAurora_10_Renew The CoreRenew The Core

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Citizen Maps created at Starpoint Central High School,
Pendleton, NY on November 13th, 2013

Starpoint_1_Buffalo Niagara: America's Gateway to TorontoBuffalo Niagara: America’s Gateway to Toronto

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Starpoint_2_Controlled Sprawl- A Balanced Approach to Development in Erie NiagaraControlled Sprawl- A Balanced Approach to Development in Erie Niagara

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Citizen Maps created at Niagara Power Project Visitors Center,
Lewiston, NY on November 13th, 2013

NiagaraFalls_1_A Brighter BuffaloA Brighter Buffalo

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NiagaraFalls_2_Health and HapinessHealth and Happiness

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NiagaraFalls_3_Lean forward move ahead towards sustainabilityLean forward move ahead towards sustainability

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NiagaraFalls_4_The Future Re-BirthThe Future Re-Birth

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NiagaraFalls_5_Quality of life through traditional neighborhoodsQuality of life through traditional neighborhoods

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NiagaraFalls_6 UntitledUntitled

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NiagaraFalls_7_Western New York 2050Western New York 2050

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