APA Texas Chapter

Dallas, TX, United States

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Thursday, December 14, 2017, 10:04 a.m. CST

Reed Your Sign Ordinance: A Guide on How to Update Your Sign Ordinance After Reed v Town of Gilbert

5

This was the best session I've attended with respect to the Reed case and its practical implications.

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 10:02 a.m. CST

Plenary Open Session: Perspectives from North Texas Mayors

4

The three mayors were all impressive in their own ways.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 6:28 p.m. CST

Women in Leadership

5

Great examples of women in leadership. I think every conference should have at least one session that empowers or showcases women in leadership.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 6:17 p.m. CST

Thursday Luncheon

5

Chet Garner was wonderful. I was not familiar with his show prior to this, but he gave me a great reminder of all the hidden gems in Texas.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 10:40 a.m. CST

Annexation: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

4

Crazy stuff going on out there!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 10:38 a.m. CST

Reed Your Sign Ordinance: A Guide on How to Update Your Sign Ordinance After Reed v Town of Gilbert

3

Pretty much the same information as last year's session on this.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 10:34 a.m. CST

Plenary Open Session: Perspectives from North Texas Mayors

4

Good common sense applications of leadership

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 2:48 p.m. CST

Annexation: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

4

poor sound quality!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 9:35 a.m. CST

PLANNING FOR DISASTERS: ANTICIPATION AND AFTERMATH

5

This session with Jim Schwab was excellent. He has a great understanding of the issues related to disaster recovery and methods for preparing in advance of a disaster for a more effective planning and long-term recovery response.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 7:19 p.m. CST

Well that was unexpected... the 85th Legislature Wrap-Up and next steps in Planning Advocacy

5

Great update

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 6:55 p.m. CST

Reed Your Sign Ordinance: A Guide on How to Update Your Sign Ordinance After Reed v Town of Gilbert

5

Good understanding of content-based signage

Monday, November 20, 2017, 8:07 p.m. CST

Well that was unexpected... the 85th Legislature Wrap-Up and next steps in Planning Advocacy

5

Good, energetic, simplified (a good thing) discussion of TX Leg key points.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 8:06 p.m. CST

Doing Good Vs Doing Well: Gauging the Overall Impact of Community Plans and Decision Making

4

More of a standard ethics session. Good scenarios and discussion. Liked that they passed the mic around...

Monday, November 20, 2017, 8:01 p.m. CST

Strategies to Cultivate Unique and Resilient Economies and Communities

5

Innovative ideas for trying out new opportunities in communities (ie "pop up").

Monday, November 20, 2017, 7:58 p.m. CST

Thursday Luncheon

5

Awesome speaker! Interesting take on planning from perspective of "what makes a place unique enough to go visit?"

Monday, November 20, 2017, 7:57 p.m. CST

Nonprofits and Texas Planning

4

Good overview. Wish we could have delved into issues that planners working in a non-profit might have.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 7:55 p.m. CST

Plenary Open Session: Perspectives from North Texas Mayors

5

Excellent format- informative & engaging.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 10:36 a.m. CST

Thursday Luncheon

5

Great presentation from Chet over the importance of creating great places and communities.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 10:28 a.m. CST

Well that was unexpected... the 85th Legislature Wrap-Up and next steps in Planning Advocacy

5

Very good information for Texas Planners. Very good, knowledgeable speakers.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 10:26 a.m. CST

So You Think You Can Plan?

3

Needed to narrow focus.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 10:23 a.m. CST

Keynote Speaker

5

Gabe Klein provided state of the art in transportation initiatives from other areas, so much new information. Ran out of time but was an excellent program.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 10:15 a.m. CST

Annexation: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

5

Excellent take on status of recent changes in annexation law in Texas. Speakers were very knowledgeable and direct, as well as injecting humor.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 10:12 a.m. CST

Planner as Developer, Developer as Planner

3

Thought this would be more toward how to think like a developer and avoid pitfalls of complaints received from developers for applying regulations to their projects. It was useful.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 10:09 a.m. CST

Thursday Luncheon

5

This was a delightful program; really brought out the enthusiasm for the Great Places program; and the fact that the speaker is well known was engaging.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 10:07 a.m. CST

Nonprofits and Texas Planning

4

Interesting "how to" set up, but was anticipating how to work with nonprofits in furthering planning vision.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 9:55 a.m. CST

Plenary Open Session: Perspectives from North Texas Mayors

5

Excellent Conversation and vision from these leaders. Could use more of this type of session.

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 4:59 p.m. CST

MW3-Success with Form-Based Codes in the Suburban Landscape of Rowlett Bus Tour

5

This was well done. Learned a lot about the efforts of Rowlett and saw great examples of trendy development that can work in a lot of places. Good tour and well done.

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 4:56 p.m. CST

Thursday Luncheon

4

Well done

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 4:55 p.m. CST

Taming the Wild Use Table

3

Ok and practical but form based coding is not the solution in all cases

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 4:50 p.m. CST

Plenary Open Session: Perspectives from North Texas Mayors

4

good info on future of automobiles and different city perspectives

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 8:20 p.m. CST

Money Hall: Using ROI analysis and Long-Term Financial Modeling to Evaluate Development and Infrastructure Decisions

5

We need more of this.

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 6:12 p.m. CST

Creative Placemaking through Tactical Urbanism

5

Most interesting session I attended throughout the conference. The projects presented were very innovative and inspiring.

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 6:09 p.m. CST

Planner as Developer, Developer as Planner

5

Very informational. I enjoyed the projects they talked about.

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 6:02 p.m. CST

Money Hall: Using ROI analysis and Long-Term Financial Modeling to Evaluate Development and Infrastructure Decisions

5

all good, and informative.

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 5:55 p.m. CST

Prospects for PDs: State of the Practice

5

The speakers did great in their preparation.

Saturday, November 18, 2017, 5:51 p.m. CST

Plenary Open Session: Perspectives from North Texas Mayors

5

Excellent

Friday, November 17, 2017, 3:58 p.m. CST

Money Hall: Using ROI analysis and Long-Term Financial Modeling to Evaluate Development and Infrastructure Decisions

5

Awesome!

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 12:53 p.m. CST

MW5-Plano Legacy Development–From Suburban to High-rise Bus Tour

5

This mobile tour is why I attended the conference in North Dallas.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 12:46 p.m. CST

Planning for The Transportation System that Provides Equal Access for All

3

Thought that I would hear more from Patrick Kennedy. The DART story is important to understand how fast LRT was built but how few transportation dependent people it serves.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 12:44 p.m. CST

Keynote Speaker

5

Bought Gabe's book and have a hard time reading it and not thinking about Gabe the entrepreneur and business person that loves bikes, I think. Best presentation of the conference.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 12:39 p.m. CST

Future Ready Comprehensive Planning

5

Shana Yelverton does what I do or wish that I did. I can learn so much from her. Very high level city management stuff. Loved it.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 12:35 p.m. CST

Planner as Developer, Developer as Planner

5

Scott Polikov and Brandon Palenkar have followed up with me to assist work in Houston. Very helpful.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 12:32 p.m. CST

Thursday Luncheon

5

Chet Garner excited me to take more day trips and camp more in Texas. Loved his historical "tombstones" comments about Texas Historical Commission plaques. Inspired me to install some along historic trails. Wish I could have answered his Texas trivia questions.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 12:28 p.m. CST

Nonprofits and Texas Planning

3

Clark Lord, Rene Martinez and Joe Webb shared Blueprint Houston history and work on PlanHouston, Houston's General Plan. Roberta Burroughs asked questions that helped me want to implement the panels ideas.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 4:06 p.m. CST

Well that was unexpected... the 85th Legislature Wrap-Up and next steps in Planning Advocacy

5

Hands down, one of the most useful and informative sessions we have at the conference every year. This session adds so much value to the conference.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 3:50 p.m. CST

Scientists Have Feelings, too! Linking Science Communication to Municipal Planning to Transform and Improve Resiliency

5

Great session, appreciated hearing from the folks at HARC. Sounds like they learned as much from the members in the audience as we did from them. Great idea sharing session.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 3:36 p.m. CST

Thursday Luncheon

5

One of the best luncheon speakers I have heard in some time. Very engaging - great to hear an outside perspective on planning and what makes communities great.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 3:28 p.m. CST

Engagement in Schools: Cultivating Interest in Neighborhood and Community Planning

5

Really enjoyed this session - it hits the nail on the head about what sort of proactive activities that APA members should be taking in the community.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 12:29 p.m. CST

Thursday Luncheon

4

presentation were informative

Monday, November 13, 2017, 3:24 p.m. CST

Creative Placemaking through Tactical Urbanism

4

A really good presentation on the impact that can be made in your city from a 'live action diorama' of planning theory. As practitioners, we're often left behind by our city leaders at the theory stage of planning, and our ideas and input sit on dusty shelves labeled 'what if...'. But given the right city in the right circumstance, experimental actions like what was described in this session can turn peoples' heads and show that past performances aren't always the limit to future, potential outcomes. I believe 'tactical urbanism' is somewhat of a misnomer for a few reasons: one, if it were truly as described, it would be more akin to 'guerilla urbanism', and two, all the examples put forward by the presenters seemed to be sanctioned by the local authorities. That collusion --although appreciated-- honestly removes much of the counter-culture feel from the ethos the title evokes.

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