APA Texas Chapter

Dallas, TX, United States

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Thursday, December 5, 2019, 1:09 p.m. CST

Keynote Session: Making Space for Creativity and Innovation

5

Candy Chang has beaten the odds and made a place for her voice in the world.

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 12:55 p.m. CST

WT8 - Randall Arendt – Form-Based Design Standards for Smaller Communities

5

The speaker was knowledgeable and passionate about form-based codes. he was up on the latest legislation in Texas and talked about ways form-based codes can be implemented in the current situation in Texas. Additionally, he addressed land uses and form-based codes and pointed out that cities cannot always depend on the market weed out inappropriate land uses.

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 12:32 p.m. CST

Opening/Plenary: Big State: Big Plans

5

It was a nice kick off to conference; up-beat and contemporary.

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 12:29 p.m. CST

LAW SESSION Well That Was Rough...The 86th Texas Legislature Wrap-Up and Next Steps in Planning Advocacy

5

Listening to the speakers it was clear that it's going to be a bumpy ride in Texas for the next few years while folks sort the mess that was made during this last legislative session. The speakers were adamant that legislators did not realize the unintended consequences of the new laws passed (one regarding building materials and the other changing subdivision and subdivision construction regulations). I am not so sure. The unintended or maybe intended consequences do not make a hill beans to the big companies. However, an individual home builder or Joe Blow who needs to plat a parcel of land so he can build a home are going to suffer. Once again laws passed to make life more lucrative or easier for the "haves" is going hurt the little or regular folks.

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 12:21 p.m. CST

LAW SESSION Redevelopment Challenges Facing Cities in the 21st Century

5

Hearing the experiences of colleagues in other cities helps to inspire some innovation.

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 12:18 p.m. CST

Market Realities of Revitalizing Aging Commercial Corridors

5

The presenters provided some impressive examples of revitalization in areas that were under-used and in some cases wasting away.

Thursday, December 5, 2019, 12:10 p.m. CST

MW1 – The Magnolia Experience Bus Tour

5

It was a great tour and I learned a lot about the history of Waco. The tour included great information about the economic development in the last few years.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 9:26 a.m. CST

LAW SESSION Well That Was Rough...The 86th Texas Legislature Wrap-Up and Next Steps in Planning Advocacy

5

Craig kept the hard conversation of politics lighthearted as always, and Chance kept the conversation on track! Tough to dissect the details of the 86th session and a wake up call for planners to get more involved in the law-making process!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 11:38 a.m. CST

WT8 - Randall Arendt – Form-Based Design Standards for Smaller Communities

4

Good session, good photo examples

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 11:37 a.m. CST

Friday Plenary: Public Engagement: The Vital Leadership Skill in Difficult Times

4

Interesting approach to public engagement

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 11:35 a.m. CST

Meeting the Market: Urban Solutions for New Neighborhoods

4

Good case study

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 11:34 a.m. CST

CNU Building Timeless Places

3

Session needed specific case studies

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 11:32 a.m. CST

Keynote Session: Making Space for Creativity and Innovation

4

Good speaker

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 11:31 a.m. CST

Ethics Case of the Year

5

Very good session

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 11:29 a.m. CST

Opening/Plenary: Big State: Big Plans

4

Good panel

Monday, November 25, 2019, 11:35 a.m. CST

Engaging the Extremes

4

Interesting role-playing practice case. Good perspectives from our colleagues.

Monday, November 25, 2019, 11:32 a.m. CST

Flooding Beyond FEMA

5

This topic of urban flooding outside FEMA mapped floodplains is really a vital discussion in our Texas communities.

Monday, November 25, 2019, 11:30 a.m. CST

Friday Plenary: Public Engagement: The Vital Leadership Skill in Difficult Times

4

very good morning session. interesting perspectives from several different people.

Monday, November 25, 2019, 11:28 a.m. CST

LAW SESSION Redevelopment Challenges Facing Cities in the 21st Century

4

The legal perspective was interesting. I also thought it was a good example case for the fickle public opinion of a few "loud" voices, and the importance of messaging.

Monday, November 25, 2019, 11:26 a.m. CST

Keynote Session: Making Space for Creativity and Innovation

3

It was interesting discussion on community spaces. I thought the applicability to planning sessions was interesting.

Monday, November 25, 2019, 11:24 a.m. CST

Ethics Case of the Year

4

very good, but we focused a lot on which ethics points the cases covered. I would have also liked to hear how each case was decided and why.

Monday, November 25, 2019, 11:22 a.m. CST

Opening/Plenary: Big State: Big Plans

4

great intro to the conference

Monday, November 25, 2019, 11:20 a.m. CST

WT2 - Storytelling for Advocacy

5

This was my favorite session of the conference! Very informative.

Monday, November 25, 2019, 11:19 a.m. CST

Planning in Communities along the U.S. – Mexico Border: Successes, Opportunities and Challenges

5

very interesting perspective

Monday, November 25, 2019, 10:42 a.m. CST

WT2 - Storytelling for Advocacy

5

This was the best session of the conference. We do so much community engagement, but sometimes we forget to "tell our story". This was a refreshing course that really helped give me a new perspective on communicating with the community.

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 4:58 p.m. CST

Wednesday Opening Reception

4

Great event; beautiful evening

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 9:08 a.m. CST

Embracing Density -- the Needed Generational Paradigm Shift

4

lot of good information

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 9 a.m. CST

Meeting the Market: Urban Solutions for New Neighborhoods

5

informative, well prepared

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 8:59 a.m. CST

Ethics Case of the Year

4

Informative. Liked the case studies

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 11:54 a.m. CST

Keynote Session: Making Space for Creativity and Innovation

5

Very interesting overview of engagement and planning/art/collaboration

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 11:51 a.m. CST

Keynote Session: Making Space for Creativity and Innovation

5

Excellent program. Engaging, innovative, and super examples provided.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 11:51 a.m. CST

Ethics Case of the Year

5

Great interactive discussion

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 11:50 a.m. CST

Big Storms, Even Bigger Challenges: Rockport's Future

5

Great panel, excellent planning example and walk-through experience from a small community's perspective.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 11:50 a.m. CST

LAW SESSION Development Processes and Building Material Ordinances after the 86th Legislature

5

Great panel with a variety of opinions about the legal issues the legislature dropped on planners this year.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 11:49 a.m. CST

Friday Plenary: Public Engagement: The Vital Leadership Skill in Difficult Times

5

Ashley was a great motivational speaker.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 10:11 a.m. CST

Keynote Session: Making Space for Creativity and Innovation

5

By far, the best speech at this year's conference. How inspiring to take public places and see how people would make them their own.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 10:10 a.m. CST

The Texas Freedom Colonies Project

5

It was great to have workshops that involved such diverse topics.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 10:09 a.m. CST

Opening/Plenary: Big State: Big Plans

5

I loved how there was a joint private/public sector aspect to this talk.

Monday, November 18, 2019, 2:26 p.m. CST

ETHICS SESSION Big Ethical Challenges: Confronting Real World Difficulties

5

Very good session. All speakers were well-prepared

Monday, November 18, 2019, 12:02 p.m. CST

Keynote Session: Making Space for Creativity and Innovation

5

The speaker was fantastic. I like the idea of writing notes on a wall or board. Made you think.

Monday, November 18, 2019, 11:58 a.m. CST

MW3 – Biking the Brazos Bike Tour

5

This was a great tour. I really enjoyed all the sites.

Monday, November 18, 2019, 11:24 a.m. CST

Keynote Session: Making Space for Creativity and Innovation

5

Excellent speaker! Excellent topic! Very inspirational and motivating!

Friday, November 15, 2019, 2:20 p.m. CST

Keynote Session: Making Space for Creativity and Innovation

5

wonderful!

Friday, November 15, 2019, 2:15 p.m. CST

MW1 – The Magnolia Experience Bus Tour

5

Loved this!

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:30 p.m. CST

Opening/Plenary: Big State: Big Plans

5

Very interesting perspective on transit. Particularly liked the private sector input from Bell Helicopter.

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:26 p.m. CST

Keynote Session: Making Space for Creativity and Innovation

5

One of the most creative and interesting sessions ever. Concept of addressing emotional well being in public places.

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:22 p.m. CST

MW1 – The Magnolia Experience Bus Tour

5

Great fun to learn about Waco.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6:40 p.m. CST

LAW SESSION Well That Was Rough...The 86th Texas Legislature Wrap-Up and Next Steps in Planning Advocacy

5

This type of session is extremely helpful and I learned a lot about things that will affect planners in Texas, even if those are outside of the type of planning I do. One of the speakers was crude and unprofessional, which was disappointing, especially for his prominence in the Texas planning community.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6:33 p.m. CST

How to Finish the Plan when Your Plan Falls Apart

4

The speakers were engaging and it was helpful to hear their public process and the bumps along the way, but there are too many dissimilarities between their community and mine to make it very relevant moving forward.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 6:30 p.m. CST

Keynote Session: Making Space for Creativity and Innovation

5

This speaker was incredibly engaging and the topic was an important and unusual one that planners should think about more often.

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