Gastonia, NC, United States
North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 10:06 a.m. CST
This was an interesting group of presentations. I learned a lot about freight and technology integration.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 10:04 a.m. CST
I really enjoyed the interactive activity done during Suraiya's presentation.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 10:02 a.m. CST
Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 10:24 a.m. CST
Great project and a good presentation of the cooperative effort.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 10:13 a.m. CST
Friday, January 3, 2020, 2:34 p.m. CST
Hanna always does a great Job presenting this subject matter. The case scenarios were slightly skeptical. :-)
Friday, January 3, 2020, 2:25 p.m. CST
These session are always coveted and very interesting ( great content , well presented)
Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 11:42 p.m. CST
Ultimately cancelled session, but still did preparation for the session including practice/prep
Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 8:06 a.m. CST
Suggestion: Have participants change tables after each scenario.
Monday, December 30, 2019, 11:51 a.m. CST
Dave and Adam are always superb!
Friday, December 27, 2019, 4:27 p.m. CST
Excellent and well prepared presentation with valuable guidance. Thank you! 5 stars not adequate to describe!
Friday, December 27, 2019, 4:16 p.m. CST
Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 2:26 p.m. CST
Great panel of experts who provided a wealth of specific tools for place-making.
Thursday, December 12, 2019, 12:46 p.m. CST
No commentary. We did not finish the tour because of time. Lead cyclists went too fast for some of the participants. I don't think they did a practice run first. If they had it would have revealed the time/distance constraints. That said, it was nice to be outside. Wilmington could be a great bike town - it is flat, the weather is good and there are lots of college students. Since it is definitely not bike-friendly I would have like some thoughts on why and what is being done to improve the situation.
Thursday, December 12, 2019, 8:54 a.m. CST
I thought this was a great interactive session that got everybody engaged and I can see how they made this plan a success.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 9:22 a.m. CST
A little technical but good to know that NCDOT is working to improve processes.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 9:21 a.m. CST
It was valuable to compare the two case studies presented in terms of simplicity of message and usefulness to elected officials. The panel showed how presenting data can be effective if done with the audience in mind.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 9:17 a.m. CST
Great idea. Very evident that equity and displacement have not been top of mind so far in the process. Inspiration for how to push for visionary planning when the opportunity arises.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 9:15 a.m. CST
Useful conversation about balancing diverse community interests and incorporating awareness of historical and demographic context. Good examples given of making planning goals accessible and understandable.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 9:12 a.m. CST
Guides seemed focused on economic development with little attention to other issues like displacement, equity, compatibility of uses, and historic preservation. Some comments made suggested a negative or dismissive perception of the existing population of residents in the area.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 9:09 a.m. CST
Interesting topic. Speakers seemed to focus on critiquing unsuccessful practices rather than highlighting successes. There was a lack of interrogation of the substantive issues involved and how that relates to engagement.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 9:06 a.m. CST
The panel gave a very informed and cohesive picture of the process for Navassa. The session offered a compelling case study of inclusive, adaptable, and effective planning.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 9:04 a.m. CST
I very much enjoyed the information about the beach renourishment program. Wrightsville Beach Museum staff were very knowledgeable and friendly.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 9:01 a.m. CST
I agree with the speaker's desire to de-politicize climate policy and focus on measurable costs and benefits.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 9 a.m. CST
Speakers shared a good resource in the FTA manual. I would like to learn more about the Mobility Hub concept.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 8:58 a.m. CST
Good questions and discussion with audience members. Brainstorming role of ACs was useful.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 8:57 a.m. CST
The Transportation Technical Memo idea from Charlotte is a very interesting tool.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 8:56 a.m. CST
Good real-world examples provided.
Monday, December 9, 2019, 9:20 a.m. CST
Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 12:20 a.m. CST
Very helpful overview.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 11:17 a.m. CST
Hanna Cockburn did a fabulous job!
Monday, December 2, 2019, 10:12 a.m. CST
Loved this unique perspective and deep dive, especially bringing in non-planners to present alongside planners. Excellent session.
Monday, December 2, 2019, 10:10 a.m. CST
Love the technical aspects of this one! Would love to see more explicit tools like this presented at future conferences.
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 5:42 p.m. CST
Enjoyed listening to both speakers in utilizing Winston-Salem in their presentations.
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 5:39 p.m. CST
As usual, David Owens did a great job of providing an update on legislative matters of planners in Raleigh. Some of the topics I am not that involved in but am amazed all that is going on in the state.
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 5:37 p.m. CST
This is a topic I have been very interested in my whole career. Great to hear from both an engineer and planner's perspective on these designs.
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 5:24 p.m. CST
Very good presentations by all of the speakers on the significant developmental changes that have occurred in downtown Winston-Salem. Some of this material I had heard before but still very interesting.
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 5:19 p.m. CST
I do not remember much about this keynote speech.
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 5:15 p.m. CST
Good session on a topic I knew very little about, the planned East Coast Greenway going through North Carolina.
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 4:55 p.m. CST
I attended this session hoping to further my knowledge on transportation demand management, and found it to be interesting and useful in my current job, doing TDM work for PART on the Business 40 closure in downtown Winston-Salem and increasing transit usage during this period. One of the speakers was a PART staff person who was sharing their perspective on their TDM work.
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 4:50 p.m. CST
Very good session on how sidewalks and other pedestrian facilities are being evaluated and funded by MPOs and NCDOT. It appears to be a better process than when I was involved 4 years ago.
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 4:47 p.m. CST
Fairly standard opening plenary session, nothing of note.
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 4:42 p.m. CST
This is another project I worked on in a small way and was interested in hearing some of the results of the study. Nicely summarized presentation.
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 4:39 p.m. CST
This was a project I worked on extensively when I worked at the City of Winston-Salem. It was good to hear my colleagues talk about it as it currently being implemented.
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 4:07 p.m. CST
Hanna Cockburn led a very good session on Ethics. Her idea of presenting the ethics situation to the attendees and then having those people stand up and move to a spot based on their answer was innovative and fun. I was afraid this was going to be a dud because of the way the seats were arranged in the small room but it worked. It certainly engaged everyone and had them think of their perspective.
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 4:01 p.m. CST
I found the discussion on Blacksburg's approach to growth interesting in a developing college town. Later I went to Blacksburg to check out some of things discussed in the session, and could more clearly see how the downtown area and the bordering campus were changing how the town functioned and its appearance.
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 3:54 p.m. CST
Good topic for discussion. I have often battled with my diverging opinions of parking as being a necessary evil versus attempts to minimize automotive intrusion into downtown areas.
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 3:50 p.m. CST
One of my growing interests in planning is the public health needs in a community and how transportation can affect that. the speakers were good but not what quite what I hoped for.
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 3:47 p.m. CST
This turned out to be a very interesting and thought provoking session regarding rail realignment in Wilmington. I found myself tuned in to trying to think of solutions to the problems of undertaking such a difficult endeavor. In fact, after the day was done, I went out and looked at some of the areas in
question and had see where multiple rail lines entered through downtown to the port.
Sunday, December 1, 2019, 3:40 p.m. CST
As a retired planner, I thought this was interesting as to what some planners have done after retiring.
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