APA Texas Chapter

Dallas, TX, United States

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 12:12 p.m. CDT

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

4

Excellent tour with a nice variety of projects ranging from single-family, to multi-family and urban.

Monday, April 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m. CDT

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

5

Good link to Harvey recovery issues - re: climate science, municipal needs

Monday, April 9, 2018, 4:40 p.m. CDT

Thursday Luncheon

5

Love the ongoing collaboration with Chet Garner on the Great Places in Texas award!

Monday, April 9, 2018, 4:38 p.m. CDT

Taming the Wild Use Table

5

This was a fun way to approach what can be a very dry topic. Helped me with some of my existing projects.

Monday, April 9, 2018, 4:37 p.m. CDT

Plenary Open Session: Perspectives from North Texas Mayors

5

Great to have the executive perspective!

Friday, December 29, 2017, 5:29 p.m. CST

Thursday Luncheon

5

Exceptional.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 4:57 p.m. CST

Keynote Speaker

5

This was an exceptional presentation and very entertaining.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 4:49 p.m. CST

Renewing Urban Waterways: Outreach, Branding, and Programming

5

Great.

Thursday, December 28, 2017, 3:54 p.m. CST

Thursday Luncheon

4

Chet was great! It was great to hear about great places that Planners have a role in creating from someone who is NOT a planner but enjoys places.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017, 1:44 p.m. CST

Women in Leadership

5

This was a great session!

Saturday, December 16, 2017, 4:06 p.m. CST

Beyond Aesthetics and Form: Market-based Corridor Redevelopment Strategies

5

These folks present a convincing argument for the use of market-based analysis and decisions in the redevelopment of corridors and areas. Too often, planners focus on the aesthetics or even the traffic operations but do not realize that the market must be there to truly transform the environment. I saw them speak at the national conference as well but it was good to hear it again.

Saturday, December 16, 2017, 4:01 p.m. CST

Prospects for PDs: State of the Practice

5

This was enlightening as PDs have long been overused. I think the cases and arguments presented were informative but also helpful in understanding their pitfalls, but also the alternatives. Great presentation.

Friday, December 15, 2017, 5:49 p.m. CST

Mixed-Use: The Life and Death of Standard Zoning?

5

Excellent panel, good discussion

Friday, December 15, 2017, 5:44 p.m. CST

Thursday Luncheon

4

informative and entertaining

Friday, December 15, 2017, 10:07 a.m. CST

So You Think You Can Plan?

4

Pretty good.

Friday, December 15, 2017, 10:03 a.m. CST

Future Ready Comprehensive Planning

5

I enjoyed this.

Friday, December 15, 2017, 10:01 a.m. CST

Strategies to Cultivate Unique and Resilient Economies and Communities

4

Great.

Friday, December 15, 2017, 9:58 a.m. CST

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

5

I really enjoyed this tour.

Friday, December 15, 2017, 9:54 a.m. CST

Keynote Speaker

5

Awesome.

Friday, December 15, 2017, 9:50 a.m. CST

Thursday Luncheon

4

Pretty good

Friday, December 15, 2017, 9:48 a.m. CST

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

5

Pretty good.

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

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