During its first year, Citizens Planning School included a series of learning sessions attended by hundreds of local residents, and an advanced track called “Champions for Change” that works with 10 – 15 community members on a project idea they have for growing regional sustainability.

Since 2015, the Citizen Planning School has been adopted by the UB School of Architecture and Planning and supported by faculty and students through an annual credit-bearing course. Still offered as a free opportunity for community members, the program is focused on cultivating “Champions for Change” with support from UB students, past participants, and dedicated mentors from across the Buffalo planning and non-profit community.