APA North Carolina Chapter

Gastonia, NC, United States

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Monday, December 18, 2017, 3:29 p.m. CST

Innovative and Measurable Public Engagement in a Digital Age

4

Good overview of different digital tools for public engagement.

Monday, December 18, 2017, 3:26 p.m. CST

The Ethics Players Present: The 2017 Ethics Cases of the Year!

4

The use of reenactments was creative and greatly improved the session. However, the format depended upon more audience involvement, and people were reluctant to participate. I think combining the ethics players with better audience participation techniques would make for a great ethics session next year.

Monday, December 18, 2017, 3:22 p.m. CST

Legislative and Legal Update

5

Essential, as always.

Monday, December 18, 2017, 3:22 p.m. CST

What Did We Learn in New York?

5

Everyone's presentation was unique and highlighted something different that was brought home from the conference.

Monday, December 18, 2017, 3:20 p.m. CST

What Planners Want Their Lawyers to Know

4

Some interesting insights, but rambling at times.

Monday, December 18, 2017, 3:20 p.m. CST

Opening Keynote Address: Planning for Natural Hazards and Disasters in an Era of Climate Change

5

Interesting and timely.

Monday, December 18, 2017, 3:08 p.m. CST

It’s a Neighborly Day in the Beautywood: Working Together to Protect Neighborhood Character

5

I enjoyed learning the different approaches applied in the different communities.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 11:47 a.m. CST

Subdivisions

5

Great workshop, great presentation.

Friday, December 1, 2017, 2:10 p.m. CST

The Ethics Players Present: The 2017 Ethics Cases of the Year!

5

Acting the parts was a great idea. Made the subject matter more interesting.

Friday, December 1, 2017, 2:07 p.m. CST

Ethics on Tap

5

Great idea in a really good setting, but too noisy. Table discussions among 4 or 5 people was fine, but we really couldn't build a larger exchange with the whole group.

Friday, December 1, 2017, 1:38 p.m. CST

Investment, Gentrification, and the Balance in Between

3

Should have included more speakers involved in the different aspects of the project.

Friday, December 1, 2017, 1:24 p.m. CST

What Planners Want Their Lawyers to Know

5

Room was too small for such an important and relevant topic. Should be repeated at other conferences and expanded to include more attorneys and a panel of planners.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 9:54 a.m. CST

The Ethics Players Present: The 2017 Ethics Cases of the Year!

5

Again as with ethics situations and sessions, the conversation around scenarios was great but around certain scenarios there are differing opinions and no one in charge of the session says what is right or wrong. It would be great if the ethics officer provided feedback based on the scenario. Pointing to sections of the ethical code is helpful but in a group setting people tend to muddy the water. A final verdict would be really nice.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 9:49 a.m. CST

From Pothole to Petition - Practical Information Relating to County Subdivision Street Assessments

5

Great presentation and informative.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 9:48 a.m. CST

Ethics on Tap

3

Setting didn't provide for enough discussion outside of small group. While there is good discussion during ethics sessions among people, it would be really nice to hear feedback from the ethics officer regarding the scenarios. How would the ethics officer react to the scenario?

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 9:42 a.m. CST

Getting the Best Bang for Your Buck: How to Leverage TOD Investment

4

Placing TOD near mass transit stops appears to be a no-brainer based on concept. It was good to hear some best practices.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 9:30 a.m. CST

Greensburg, Kansas: What Went Wrong? A Cautionary Tale on Green Economic Development

2

Thoughts of speaker seemed one-sided.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 3:22 p.m. CST

Spinning into Revitalization: From Whirligigs to Cotton Mills

5

great poimts made about redesigning local economy

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 1:10 p.m. CDT

Keynote Address with Mike Lydon

5

Great speaker with a lot of concrete examples.

Monday, October 23, 2017, 4:08 p.m. CDT

Darwinism Meets Planning: How to Evolve to Succeed

5

One of the best sessions I have ever attended during my 30 years of courses.

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 7:45 p.m. CDT

Ethics on Tap

1

Too loud in the venue.

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 2:59 p.m. CDT

Where Trails Meet the Road: Safety

5

Great information

Monday, October 16, 2017, 3:21 p.m. CDT

Ethics on Tap

5

This was a novel approach to the ethics session, and I think it worked very well. Our small group(s) had much more in-depth discussion than we would have had in a regular-format seminar room.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 11 a.m. CDT

Are you ready for the mobility revolution?

5

This is an AWESOME Session! Everyone should be required to attend. Both Kevin Lacy and Craig Lewis are a great team with a good balance of humor and educating their audience.

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

It’s a Neighborly Day in the Beautywood: Working Together to Protect Neighborhood Character

5

As a first time presenter, I enjoyed the experience of presenting with two others from adjacent municipalities.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 2:46 p.m. CDT

The Ethics Players Present: The 2017 Ethics Cases of the Year!

5

Entertaining and thought provoking acting!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 2:44 p.m. CDT

Managing Our Coastal Resources: The Planning Partnership

5

Good session! A smaller room would have been more conducive to conversation with speakers.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 2:42 p.m. CDT

Legislative and Legal Update

5

They are the best speakers on the subject! I enjoy the live polls.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 2:41 p.m. CDT

From North Carolina to England

4

Interesting session, would love to see more sessions provided showing planning across the globe.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 1:46 p.m. CDT

From Pothole to Petition - Practical Information Relating to County Subdivision Street Assessments

5

Janis Gallagher is a top-notch County Attorney. She is well-versed in planning issues & did a remarkable job in describing long-running issues with subdivision street maintenance. She also provided in-depth information about how Pitt County has sought legislation to help rectify the issues, as well as the NCGS that the County has used to assist property owners who want their street improved to allow NCDOT to assume maintenance responsibility. The presentation even incorporated a skit for various stakeholders (e.g., affected property owners, County & DOT staff, etc.) to provide their commonly held opinions on street maintenance issues.

Friday, October 6, 2017, 9:25 a.m. CDT

What Planners Want Their Lawyers to Know

5

Needed a bigger room!

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:10 a.m. CDT

Land Sub-Division in the Floodplains of Rural North Carolina

4

I was a speaker, but I thought this came off well with a combination of my national overview, Adam Lovelady's discussion of North Carolina law pertaining to subdivision regulations, and Bryan's localized focus on practice in Pitt County. It brought people from the general to the specific in an orderly, thoughtful way.

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:05 a.m. CDT

Opening Keynote Address: Planning for Natural Hazards and Disasters in an Era of Climate Change

5

This was a very effective introduction to the complexities of post-disaster recovery by someone who has been there for many years and knows the ropes.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 7:48 p.m. CDT

The Ethics Players Present: The 2017 Ethics Cases of the Year!

2

I was disappointed with the prejudice imposed on the private "developer" in each performance. The development community seeks a professional business relationship with the public sector, we want to work together and collaborate. Planners in NC are continually portraying this relationship as one side seeking to gain influence over the other. I find this position hostile, counter-productive, and overtly unprofessional. Communication is needed, however it is not possible within this fear-based prejudice toward the private sector. I am afraid for the planning profession if this lack of communication persists for 5-10 more years. We are indirectly training future planners to avoid communication, collaboration and professional relationships outside of the public sector.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 7:21 p.m. CDT

From Pothole to Petition - Practical Information Relating to County Subdivision Street Assessments

4

Great change of pace to introduce some audience participation and role play.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 11:11 a.m. CDT

What Did We Learn in New York?

5

I like the idea of having a session that brings the highlights from the APA National Conference to APA-NC members who didn't attend. I hope APA-NC will continue these sessions in the future.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 10:44 a.m. CDT

Ethics on Tap

3

Concept was good but location was too loud for meaningful discussion

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 10:40 a.m. CDT

Are you ready for the mobility revolution?

5

An interesting and captivating topic.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 10:37 a.m. CDT

Legislative and Legal Update

5

Always an informative session

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 10:36 a.m. CDT

Investment, Gentrification, and the Balance in Between

4

Great to see new projects like this in Rocky Mount

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 10:35 a.m. CDT

Planning for an Effective Place Brand

5

Interesting topic. Love the mix of advertising, design and planning

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 10:33 a.m. CDT

Innovative and Measurable Public Engagement in a Digital Age

5

Great discussion on interesting tools

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 10:32 a.m. CDT

What Planners Want Their Lawyers to Know

3

Information at session didn't really match the agenda topic.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 10:29 a.m. CDT

Opening Keynote Address: Planning for Natural Hazards and Disasters in an Era of Climate Change

4

Lots of technical information at the beginning that was difficult to follow and understand but was interesting. Wish there was more time to have elaborated on technical background information.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 7:50 a.m. CDT

Greensburg, Kansas: What Went Wrong? A Cautionary Tale on Green Economic Development

1

Information and speaker were very poor in that he only focused on one aspect of the topic and did not evaluate other factors for the lack of growth. Very poor.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 7:34 a.m. CDT

It’s a Neighborly Day in the Beautywood: Working Together to Protect Neighborhood Character

4

It was great to hear how a similar method of protecting neighborhood character is handled differently by the 3 cities represented. The speakers were great.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 1:01 p.m. CDT

Ethics on Tap

5

Hanna organized an outstanding session. This is one of my favorites ... in more than 35 years of attending professional conferences. Please do this EVERY year.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 12:59 p.m. CDT

The Ethics Players Present: The 2017 Ethics Cases of the Year!

1

I was not impressed with this session EXCEPT for the acting performed by six volunteers. I strongly suggest that in the future the moderator should offer an official opinion or at least a professional judgment. The scenarios came from National AICP so surely someone has written an opinion. Leaving it the audience to engage with opinions was fine, but someone should stand up with a pre-planned message about each scenario.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 7:39 a.m. CDT

Drones: Possibilities and Limitations for Planning Projects

5

Interesting topic.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 7:37 a.m. CDT

Are you ready for the mobility revolution?

5

Great information. Presenters did an excellent job.

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