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The Buffalo Green CodeNew land use and zoning for place-based economic development Regional meetings on community values November 16-18, 2010
November “Regional Meetings”A community conversation ,[object Object]
Gathering input on community values about places
Three meetings across the city:
Buffalo Museum of Science
Bennett High School
Tosh Collins Community Center,[object Object]
Men and women were evenly represented
Lots of younger people – half were under 30
Not many people of color
40 percent from the West Side
Only 18 percent from East Side & South Buffalo* There’s more information on the meeting demographics at the end of this slide show.  Participants located their homes with a dot on the map.
November “Regional Meetings”How we reached people ,[object Object]
By word of mouth – about a third
Social media – about ten percent
About 15 percent heard some other way
Newspapers, radio, posters, mail weren’t a factor
The Green Code website hasn’t caught on yet,[object Object]
Participants broke into small discussion groups
They answered three questions:
What makes a great neighborhood?
What are some of the good places in Buffalo – and why
What are some places that are not so good – and why*See the “Introduction to the Green Code Project” slide show also on this site
November “Regional Meetings”What we learned What makes a great neighborhood? ,[object Object]
Activity– busy streets, lived-in homes, stores open for business, density.
Mobility– walkablestreets, space for bikes, access to transit.
Community– friendly neighbors, block clubs, good citizens.,[object Object]
Security – safe homes and streets, neighbors who care, vigilant police.
Beauty – trees, green space, clean places, great architecture.,[object Object]
Great shops and restaurants
Lots of people on a walkable street
Great housing
The Farmer’s Market at Bidwell Parkway!,[object Object]
Great nightlife and culture
Walkable streets
Near great homes
Historic architecture
And beautiful trees,[object Object]

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