Explores the planning and design history of the Buffalo Niagara region in relation to the future. Examines proposals aimed at revitalizing development, improving the quality of life, and preserving the environment of Buffalo Niagara for future generations. Involves historical plus current plans and designs accompanied with lectures, discussions, films, fieldwork, and readings. Introduces urban design and regional development theory and practice. Provides an opportunity to understand community preservation, the full scope of small to large scale regional work, and comprehend location of place and space in relationship to the Buffalo Niagara region. Researches the history of Buffalo Niagara communities, examine the place as planned, and critically interpret its history, plans, and designs.