APA Arizona Chapter

Glendale, AZ, United States

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(7840 reviews)

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Friday, December 15, 2017, 6:59 p.m. CST

Breaking Silos to Build Healthy Communities

4

practical

Friday, December 15, 2017, 6:57 p.m. CST

Hot Water – Current AZ Water Issues

5

entertaining and informative

Friday, December 15, 2017, 6:55 p.m. CST

SUSTAINABLE STREETS

1

about a street surfacing product, not very useful

Friday, December 15, 2017, 6:50 p.m. CST

Using Lean SixSigma to Improve the Development Process

4

very useful session on practical department productivity

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 12:34 p.m. CST

What Does the Arizona Legislature Have to Do with Me?

4

This session was on Friday not Thursday.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 5:50 p.m. CST

Plenary Session/Keynote

5

An Arizona treasure.

Monday, November 27, 2017, 5:20 p.m. CST

What Does the Arizona Legislature Have to Do with Me?

5

Very useful information about new state laws that were going into effect.

Monday, November 27, 2017, 5:13 p.m. CST

Hot Water – Current AZ Water Issues

5

Very good presentation about water issues in Arizona by one of the most knowledgeable persons on the topic.

Monday, November 27, 2017, 5:08 p.m. CST

Planning Ethics

5

The session was well organized and the topic well presented. the speakers encouraged audience participation and the scenarios reviewed were realistic. Very well done.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 6:32 p.m. CST

Developing CItizen Planners in I-11 Corridor

5

very long-range planning, but informative.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 6:31 p.m. CST

ASU Project Cities

5

Well worth attending

Monday, November 20, 2017, 6:27 p.m. CST

Planning Ethics

3

Margo and Sandra are good speakers and relatively interesting given the material, but it is difficult to bring something new to the mandatory ethics classes. My personal preference is to see actual case studies involving prosecutions or disciplinary actions because the usual 'don't do this' or 'don't do that' gets dull fast, regardless of your level of personal commitment to ethics - the most interesting session I've ever attended on ethics involved descriptions of what politicians, planners and developers actually did that resulted in civil cases or criminal prosecutions.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 6:17 p.m. CST

Current Planning Law: The New 3/4 Vote Statute: What Changed, What Did Not, and How Do Codes Need to Change to Comply?

4

This is definitely not my area of expertise but the speaker managed to make a fairly dry subject moderately interesting.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 6:14 p.m. CST

Hot Water – Current AZ Water Issues

5

Grady Gammage is able to discuss the reality of the water and land use planning nexus because he isn't employed by a large municipality, utility, SRP, CAP or similar organization, and that is very helpful. Change in this area tends to be glacial and constrained by so many institutions and private interests, so hearing him talk about opportunities is enlightening.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 6:10 p.m. CST

Deeper Dive into Water - Bridging Land Use and Water Planning

5

Very good presentations, and very practical by the standards of many water - land use planning sessions at APA conferences. There was more focus on things like estimating demands based on specific types of inside/outside uses and on finding ways to get developers/builders to install water efficient landscapes and devices.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 6:05 p.m. CST

Plenary Session/Keynote

5

Tremendous speaker.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 5:49 p.m. CST

Deeper Dive into Water: Tribal National Water Issues

4

Excellent talks, especially by lawyer from GRIC. I was surprised so few people turned up for what I thought was a very interesting perspective on Arizona water issues - especially given that Indian water rights are such a critical issue.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 5:47 p.m. CST

What’s Going on at Gateway

4

This session was more interesting than I thought it would be.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 5:45 p.m. CST

Deeper Dive into Water: So knowing all this what do we do as planners?

5

Overall one of the better water - land use planning sessions I've ever attended.

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 10:22 p.m. CST

Plenary Session/Keynote

5

Wished I could hear more about his life and politics -- very relevant!

Friday, November 17, 2017, 6:40 p.m. CST

Sign Regulations that encourage outstanding Design

5

Every speaker was informative and engaging

Monday, November 13, 2017, 10:45 a.m. CST

Planning Ethics

4

Very Informative and the speakers were excellent

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 1:33 p.m. CST

Plenary Session/Keynote

5

Absolutely outstanding keynote speaker. He challenged us as planners and persons in these difficult times.

Monday, November 6, 2017, 2:02 p.m. CST

Opportunities for U.S. Planners in International Planning and Development

5

Excellent session. I thought this was the best session from the conference. The speakers were extremely knowledgeable and shared many great experiences and ideas for planners.

Monday, November 6, 2017, 1:48 p.m. CST

Planning Ethics

4

Thoughtful questions/ scenarios that kept the group engaged.

Monday, November 6, 2017, 10:10 a.m. CST

Sign Regulations that encourage outstanding Design

5

Following Reed, this was an excellent discussion on practical signage.

Monday, November 6, 2017, 10:08 a.m. CST

What’s Going on at Gateway

5

Probably the best session at the conference.

Monday, November 6, 2017, 10:05 a.m. CST

Designing for the Life of Community at a Time of Great Change

4

Vern is always very entertaining. He has a unique view on many things.

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 6:21 p.m. CDT

Creative Ways to Play Nicely with Others – the Tom Sawyer Approach

4

Not what I expected but fine. Managed to learn something.

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 6:18 p.m. CDT

Rail and Economic Development: Are We on the Right Track?

4

Interesting and humor always welcomed.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 9:08 p.m. CDT

Plenary Session/Keynote

4

Grant is an engaging speaker and provided insight related to planning, politics, and social issues

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 9:06 p.m. CDT

CREATING AND PASSING A SIGN CODE AFTER REED V. TOWN OF GILBERT

4

Useful information on the approach to Reed that many different communities in AZ have taken.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 9:05 p.m. CDT

Planning Ethics

5

Entertaining Engaging and valuable information about ethical dilemmas faced in the profession.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 3:56 p.m. CDT

What’s Going on at Gateway

5

Excellent presentation and discussion.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 3:54 p.m. CDT

SUSTAINABLE STREETS

3

This was mostly an infomercial for a pavement coating designed to reduce solar heating.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 8:06 p.m. CDT

CREATING AND PASSING A SIGN CODE AFTER REED V. TOWN OF GILBERT

5

Actually Linda Edwards, Planning Manager for Town of Gilbert spoke eloquently on effective sign code for her Town-- excellent presentation!!!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 8:03 p.m. CDT

Plenary Session/Keynote

2

Grant Woods is an interesting person, but he seemed to talk more about politics than local events and anything to do with planning or planning law or anything other than his personal likes and dislikes about political entities/personalities....... I was disappointed that he didn't speak on more pertinent planning/development/environmental issues such as water, etc.....

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 7:57 p.m. CDT

Current Planning Law: The New 3/4 Vote Statute: What Changed, What Did Not, and How Do Codes Need to Change to Comply?

3

A little dry/boring not sure the impacts of the law was explained well enough.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 7:54 p.m. CDT

Planning Ethics

5

Both speakers were good but Margo Wheeler is hysterical!!!

Monday, October 30, 2017, 6:19 p.m. CDT

What Does the Arizona Legislature Have to Do with Me?

4

Informative and well presented.

Monday, October 30, 2017, 5:27 p.m. CDT

Drones in the Planning & Development World

4

Very engaging and interesting topic. There was a substantial amount of information that was relevant to the planning sector in this presentation. Very well done.

Monday, October 30, 2017, 5:25 p.m. CDT

The Safford General Plan: A regional approach to planning and economic development in southeastern arizona

3

Interesting topic regarding small town/rural planning. Good cross-section of speakers involved with the process. Presentation was well done; however, the lack of a sound system made it difficult to hear several of the speakers.

Monday, October 30, 2017, 4:43 p.m. CDT

Plenary Session/Keynote

5

Grant's talk and message were thought inspiring.........

Monday, October 30, 2017, 12:09 p.m. CDT

Current Planning Law: The New 3/4 Vote Statute: What Changed, What Did Not, and How Do Codes Need to Change to Comply?

5

Very helpful in explaining new law and issues with it.

Monday, October 30, 2017, 11:16 a.m. CDT

Drones in the Planning & Development World

5

Drones are amazing. And coupled with state-of-the-art GPS technology you can garner a lot of information about a site or a piece of infrastructure on the ground without having to perform a field inspection or a site visit, just by deploying a drone. Very interesting presentation.

Monday, October 30, 2017, 11:12 a.m. CDT

Rail and Economic Development: Are We on the Right Track?

5

Compelling and convincing presentation on the economic impact of rail transit.

Monday, October 30, 2017, 11:09 a.m. CDT

Embracing Cultural Resources in Sustainable Planning

3

Exciting things happening in Tucson, particularly on the Miracle Mile. I thought there might be more on archaeology but that wasn't the focus of this session.

Monday, October 30, 2017, 11:07 a.m. CDT

Plenary Session/Keynote

4

Insightful, informative, entertaining, inspiring

Monday, October 30, 2017, 8:48 a.m. CDT

Planning Ethics

4

I liked the use of a variety of situations and the group discussion

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 5:06 p.m. CDT

Drones in the Planning & Development World

5

Most informative and practical session at the conference. Was hoping to have the drone launch and fly around the room to show how accurately it responds to GPS input.

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