APA California Chapter

Sacramento, CA, United States

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Friday, October 20, 2017, 11:29 a.m. CDT

Mobile Workshop #2 - Oak Park: Sacramento’s Oldest Suburb Undergoing Dramatic Revitalization

5

This was the highlight of the Sacramento conference for me. Thank you Celia Yniguez for showing us around the Oak Park neighborhood and businesses. You were an excellent moderator and guide.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 5:17 p.m. CDT

Survivor: Ethics Island!

5

Very fun.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 2:36 p.m. CDT

Mobile Workshop #3 - The Sacramento Riverfront: Bridging History and Opportunity

5

Speakers were great

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 12:32 p.m. CDT

Designing Housing Solutions

5

Highly engaging way for networking with colleagues to learn more about less familiar topic (to me)! Great intro remarks from public sector planners and other experts in this field.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 12:27 p.m. CDT

Make No Little Plans: The Short History of Big Thinking and Big Plans in California (1960 -1980)

4

Interactive, diverse panel with a balance of lecture and personal insights from "living legends" who best know the State's planning history!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 12:25 p.m. CDT

The Journey and the Destination: How to Successfully Capitalize on Multimodal Connectivity

4

Well-organized/moderated panel with plenty of local and international examples. Appreciated enough time for Q&A!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 12:19 p.m. CDT

The Path to Stronger Communities: Vacaville's Rocky Hill Trail and the Value of Community Collaboration

4

Unique local look at the impact of relatively minor improvements to a widely used, organic active transportation corridor. Appreciated perspectives of non-planners on this panel as well.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 12:10 p.m. CDT

Opening Plenary and Keynote Luncheon - Mayor Darrell Steinberg

4

Great to hear from politicians who understand us! Learned what "activist planning" meant.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 12:07 p.m. CDT

Diversity Summit: Supporting Vunerable Communities: Lessons Learned from a History of Urban Renewal and Displacement

4

Fascinating history of controversy in Sacramento as the first "urban renewal" city!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 12:06 p.m. CDT

Planning for a Multiracial Future: Lessons from Civic Engagement and Coalition-Building in South Los Angeles

4

Go Trojans...Fight On! Presenters made the topic both academic and interactive to have more relevance in practice.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, noon CDT

Tools of the Active Transportation Trade

5

Thoughtful, diverse, engaging and well-organized panel!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 10:36 a.m. CDT

Station at the Heart of the City: Advancing the Sacramento Intermodal Facility by Reviving a Historic Landmark

5

Very informative and enjoyable.

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 5:13 p.m. CDT

The State of California Addresses the Housing Crisis: New Housing Incentives and Accountability for Local Government

4

Good information about affordable housing funding sources and approaches to regulatory reform.

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 5:08 p.m. CDT

2017 CEQA Update

5

Lots of information on statutes and new case law essential to planning.

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 5:06 p.m. CDT

SB 1000: Bringing Environmental Justice into the General Plan

5

Excellent session with very well informed, articulate panel. Lots of information and insights.

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 5:03 p.m. CDT

Rolling Up Our Sleeves with Community Residents

3

I thought this would have more information about techniques for engaging the public but it centered on one project with a lot of town-hall type community meetings.

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 5:01 p.m. CDT

The Planner's Paradox: Exploring Ethical Advocacy (Section Directors Session)

4

Insights regarding regulating cannabis while it remains illegal per the Feds.

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 4:59 p.m. CDT

Opening Plenary and Keynote Luncheon - Mayor Darrell Steinberg

3

Darrell Steinberg was less interesting than I expected

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 4:56 p.m. CDT

New Suburbanism: Changing the Way We Reinvest in California's Suburban Communities

3

Narrative of recent revitalization efforts in Rancho Cucamonga, but not a lot of "lessons learned" for the rest of us.

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 4:53 p.m. CDT

Housing Affordability & Neighborhood Stabilization Policies: The Resurgence of Rent Control in California Cities

4

Good overview of history of rent stabilization ordinances and what is happening now.

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 4:50 p.m. CDT

Diversity Summit: Supporting Vunerable Communities: Lessons Learned from a History of Urban Renewal and Displacement

4

Interesting history of urban renewal and its impacts on minorities in Sacramento.

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 4:47 p.m. CDT

The Future of Mobility 2.0: What's In Store for Our Cities

5

Good information for analyzing the potential future impacts of autonomous vehicles etc.

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 7:10 a.m. CDT

Mobile Workshop #16 - Historic Folsom: The Gold Country Gem

5

Excellent mobile workshop. Well planned. Very interesting success story. Loved the chocolate!

Friday, October 13, 2017, 7:27 p.m. CDT

Jedi CEQA - The Streamlining Force is With Me. I'm One with the Force

4

Great speakers.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 7:24 p.m. CDT

2017 CEQA Update

4

These speakers are always excellent. Thank you

Friday, October 13, 2017, 7:19 p.m. CDT

Leadership in a Time of Rapid Change (California Planning Roundtable Session)

4

Very thoughtful, wish we did this quarterly.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 7:16 p.m. CDT

Planning for Diversity with Public Health Alliances: Collaboration Tools for Successful Planning and Health Partnerships

5

This was the best workshop I attended the conference.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 7:15 p.m. CDT

Diversity Summit: Supporting Vunerable Communities: Lessons Learned from a History of Urban Renewal and Displacement

5

Excellent. Wished there was an opportunity interact with other attendees

Friday, October 13, 2017, 5:56 p.m. CDT

Joint Workshop of the Governor's Office of Planning and Research and Strategic Growth Council: 2017 Update to OPR’s General Plan Guidelines

4

Love the foam microphone!

Friday, October 13, 2017, 5:52 p.m. CDT

Joint Workshop of the Governor's Office of Planning and Research and Strategic Growth Council: Lunch Brown Bag on OPR’s Climate Initiatives

4

Good session - very informative. I love the foam microphone!

Friday, October 13, 2017, 5:51 p.m. CDT

An Award Winning P3 Model: Local Soft-Infrastructure Financing in the Post-Redevelopment Era (Planner Emeritus Network Session)

4

Complex topic presented in an understandable manner for us regular planners

Friday, October 13, 2017, 5:49 p.m. CDT

Missing Middle Housing: Is Your Planning and Coding Preparing Your City for the 21st-Century Demand?

3

Good session for those that are new to the concept. Although the material is getting a little stale (I think I saw the same presentation at the APA three years ago). Graphics were washed out on the screen, which is not a reflection of the presenters but a deficiency in the facilities.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 5:42 p.m. CDT

What Are They Thinking? - How to Communicate Effectively to Your Boards and Commissions (Planning Commission and Board Session)

4

Lots of great ideas - I like the "murder board" idea for helping staff prepare for hearings

Friday, October 13, 2017, 5:40 p.m. CDT

Opening Plenary and Keynote Luncheon - Mayor Darrell Steinberg

1

Painfully boring. I have a lot of respect for Steinberg, but did you really need to get a local politician?

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 3:28 p.m. CDT

Tactical Urbanism

5

Excellent, great presentations, great speakers, great ideas. Definitely one of the top two sessions I attended at the conference.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 3:25 p.m. CDT

Quality of Life and Vitality: The Ingredients to a Great Downtown

5

Speakers did a great job, great presentations & innovative approaches. This was the best session I attended at the conference.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 4:31 p.m. CDT

Closing Plenary Speaker - Carolyn Coleman, Executive Director, League of California Cities

4

Good speaker.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 4:30 p.m. CDT

The State Strikes Back! Recent Development in Housing Law

4

Very informative.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 4:28 p.m. CDT

Mobile Workshop #19 - Woodland: The Hidden Gem of the Valley

5

One of the best mobile workshops I have been on. Very interesting and fun!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 4:27 p.m. CDT

Purposeful Strategic Thinking: Surviving and Thriving in a Charged Political Climate (California Planning Roundtable Session) - Part B

4

Great session. Really good discussion in the workshop format.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 4:26 p.m. CDT

Purposeful Strategic Thinking: Surviving and Thriving in a Charged Political Climate (California Planning Roundtable Session) - Part A

4

Great session. Loved the workshop format.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 4:23 p.m. CDT

SB 2: So You Think You Comply: An Assessment of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Strategies for Compliance

4

Very informative. Really liked having the emergency shelter operator speak about how they work.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 4:21 p.m. CDT

You Said WHAT? You Hear the Darndest Things at Public Hearings (Planning Commission and Board Session)

4

Fun and informative.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 4:20 p.m. CDT

All Aboard: Lessons from Transit Agencies on How Planners Can Help Joint Development Programs Create Diverse Communities

3

Really only applicable to people in urban agencies with transit.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 4:19 p.m. CDT

The Future of Mobility 2.0: What's In Store for Our Cities

5

This was a great session, loved the free-flow conversation format and discussion of ideas and possible futures. Best session of the conference.

Monday, October 9, 2017, 12:07 a.m. CDT

Jedi CEQA - The Streamlining Force is With Me. I'm One with the Force

4

Great examples provided by Lisa (with SF) on practical applications of CEQA infill streamlining provisions using community plan evaluations. Good call!

Monday, October 9, 2017, 12:01 a.m. CDT

An Award Winning P3 Model: Local Soft-Infrastructure Financing in the Post-Redevelopment Era (Planner Emeritus Network Session)

5

Very informative panel on P3 applications for new or re-development.

Sunday, October 8, 2017, 11:58 p.m. CDT

SB 1000: Bringing Environmental Justice into the General Plan

4

Very informative session on implications of SB 1000 for future general plan updates.

Sunday, October 8, 2017, 11:55 p.m. CDT

Planting Seeds for Rail Transit in the Cross Valley Corridor

4

Great opportunity for future passenger rail in the Central Valley. Nice work by staff at the COGs.

Sunday, October 8, 2017, 11:51 p.m. CDT

Opening Plenary and Keynote Luncheon - Mayor Darrell Steinberg

4

Encouraged by the role we as planners can make in society. Darrell has a great story for all planners.

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