APA Arizona Chapter

Glendale, AZ, United States

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Thursday, December 29, 2016, 8:31 p.m. CST

Dark Skies in Northern Arizona: Successes and Challenges

4

The challenges of changing technologies in terms of keeping up with light-bulbs combined with the challenges of developers that purchase their own light-bulbs on national scale...does take an informed and engaged citizens to make this happen. Having a corridor with the different light options was an interesting approach to deciding which ones to use.

Thursday, December 29, 2016, 8:22 p.m. CST

Changing Amtrak—Adapting America’s Rail Passenger Service to Respond to the Nationwide Political Constituency for Intercity Passenger Rail

4

I might not live to see it but...as a transportation planner this session helped me state more clearly why our County needs to hang on to those old rail corridors.

Thursday, December 29, 2016, 8:20 p.m. CST

Feng Shui: The Impact of the Built Environment

5

Absolutely the best state wide conference session I've attended. As planners this is exactly the difference between our work to just permit project vs building community. Extremely informative - I have thought about the information presented in this session many times since I attended this in 2015.

Thursday, December 29, 2016, 8:16 p.m. CST

Beyond the Baby Boom Time Warp,So Get Over It Already

4

Went beyond the basic demographic profile that, to be honest, I was expecting. Happy to get a bit more than that out of this session.

Thursday, December 29, 2016, 8:15 p.m. CST

The Last Unregulated Land Uses

3

Found this interesting but my Planning Director at the time found it alarming and began to try to solve problems that did not yet exist in our County. Proactive maybe a good thing but this could have been rated up a notch if it included a set of possible solutions rather than simply a problem in search of a regulation. Also...found it interesting that their was little discussion about the underlying causes of the problem. e.g. overflowing donation boxes indicate a desire of the public for an option beyond dumping potentially useable items.

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 5:51 p.m. CST

Ethics with Dwight Merriam

5

Actually a very interesting ethics course. Real-life scenarios and audience participation was engaging.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 8:56 a.m. CST

Walking Tour – Village at Aspen Place: From Desolate Brownfield to Economic Success

5

A great TND tour. From a Tree Sawmill Brownfield property to 5 story mixed use development walkable to the University to Downtown Flagstaff.

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 11:11 a.m. CST

A First Hand Experience of Flagstaff's Urban Trail Systems (FUTS): Enjoy either a hike with Tom Boughner and his pack goats or a FUTS trail bike ride with Martin Ince (Multi-Modal Planner, FMPO)

5

Great tour as we hiked with the goats. Developed understanding of forest management and impact to water resources.

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 11:09 a.m. CST

Lawyer Planning Lessons (Brown Bag lunch)

5

Wonderful panel of attorneys. Sandra Hoffman served as moderator.

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 11:05 a.m. CST

Ethics with Dwight Merriam

5

Videos made the session very interesting and supported interaction with the attendees.

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 11:01 a.m. CST

Sustainable and Resilient Communities

5

Fun workshop that encouraged discussion.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 3:43 p.m. CST

Ethics with Dwight Merriam

2

Videos did not have the detailed information necessary for an accurate analysis

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 3:41 p.m. CST

Dark Skies in Northern Arizona: Successes and Challenges

4

Excellent experience of the Flagstaff Dark Skies lighting standards

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 3:39 p.m. CST

Walking Tour-Introduction to the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Program (FWPP)

4

excellent on-site explanation of the FWPP

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 3:34 p.m. CST

Lawyer Planning Lessons (Brown Bag lunch)

2

round table discussion, wasn't as structured as I'd prefer

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 3:29 p.m. CST

A First Hand Experience of Flagstaff's Urban Trail Systems (FUTS): Enjoy either a hike with Tom Boughner and his pack goats or a FUTS trail bike ride with Martin Ince (Multi-Modal Planner, FMPO)

4

excellent experience of the FUTS

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 11:02 a.m. CDT

Walking Tour-Introduction to the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Program (FWPP)

2

This was not a "walking tour" as advertise. Merely a site visit.

Monday, October 31, 2016, 11:34 a.m. CDT

A First Hand Experience of Flagstaff's Urban Trail Systems (FUTS): Enjoy either a hike with Tom Boughner and his pack goats or a FUTS trail bike ride with Martin Ince (Multi-Modal Planner, FMPO)

2

Nice walk on the urban trail and into the Coconino NF. The goats were fun but there was no discussion about the Flagstaff Urban Trail.

Monday, October 31, 2016, 11:17 a.m. CDT

Walking Tour-Introduction to the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Program (FWPP)

4

Nice to see a community thinking about its future and approving a bond measure

Monday, October 31, 2016, 11:14 a.m. CDT

Ethics with Dwight Merriam

2

Weren't these the same issues / videos from the 2015 state conference in Tucson? :-(

Monday, October 31, 2016, 11:06 a.m. CDT

Walking Tour – Village at Aspen Place: From Desolate Brownfield to Economic Success

4

Nice job on the TND / mixed use, City of Flagstaff.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 4:48 p.m. CDT

Planning Ethics

4

Always interesting to review ethical issues and challenges for planners.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 4:46 p.m. CDT

How can sUAS (drones) impact Planning?

5

Fascinating presentation on the capability of drones to document sites that takes us leaps and bounds into the future.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 4:43 p.m. CDT

Feng Shui: The Impact of the Built Environment

5

Kevin Walter is a wonderful speaker with great insight into Feng Shui and we are lucky to have this innovative presentation. Thanks to Kevin and Arlan.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 4:40 p.m. CDT

Downtown Tucson Development Update

4

Downtown Tucson has succeeded in redeveloping as a viable community space. The planners and partnerships have realized the goals of the citizens in developing a strong mix of residential, commercial, demographics, and cultural groups. Well done!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 4:32 p.m. CDT

Planning Ethics

4

Always insightful to analyze ethics issues.

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 8 a.m. CDT

Ethics for Planners and Lawyers

4

Nice comparison between attorneys and planners.

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 7:56 a.m. CDT

Reed v. Town of Gilbert

5

This is a very interesting topic.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 11:46 a.m. CDT

Legislative and Case Law Update

5

This presentation is hard to do at the end of the day. Speakers presented material well in a relevant way. Entire all day meeting was excellent

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 3:50 p.m. CDT

Current Planning Law

5

Doug Jordan does a great job; my favorite session typically and this was no exception

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 3:48 p.m. CDT

Phenomenal Past Presidents' Luncheon

4

great group; venue was noisy

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 3:47 p.m. CDT

Road Diets – Reducing Traffic Lanes for Safety for all

3

interesting topic; not fully explained; some great ideas

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 3:45 p.m. CDT

Feng Shui: The Impact of the Built Environment

5

very entertaining fantastic slide show illustrating concepts- Kevin Walters was great

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 3:43 p.m. CDT

Beyond the Baby Boom Time Warp,So Get Over It Already

5

love Chris's style big picture info at your doorstep...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 3:41 p.m. CDT

Private Sector Perspective: Are Planning Efforts Helping or Hindering the Arizona Real Estate Recovery?

4

great perspectives provided by private sector; very valuable session

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 3:38 p.m. CDT

Keynote Address: Planners as Leaders, in a World Where 'Everyone' is a Planner

5

Gail is a fantastic speaker !! I'd go see her again anytime.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 3:36 p.m. CDT

Merging Disciplines: Economic Development & Planning in Southern AZ

5

timely info for southern az planners!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 3:12 p.m. CDT

Planning Ethics

4

Sandra did a very nice job with a challenging session

Friday, April 8, 2016, 11:26 a.m. CDT

Health Impact Assessment Training for Planners

5

excellent take away materials

Monday, March 7, 2016, 5:49 p.m. CST

How can sUAS (drones) impact Planning?

5

Very informative! The presenters clearly knew the subject, and it helped that one of the presenters brought a drone to show the parts and how it works.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 3:21 p.m. CST

Changing Amtrak—Adapting America’s Rail Passenger Service to Respond to the Nationwide Political Constituency for Intercity Passenger Rail

1

This was one of the worst sessions I have ever attended. One person speaking the whole time. His so called panel didn't get to speak. And, he covered Amtrak from the beginning of time. What I believe the session attendees wanted to know is more about the future of passenger rail. I actually left before the session was over it was so bad. I am going to click that I attended this session in full, even though I didn't because I want this review to be posted and I don't need the CE credits.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 3:18 p.m. CST

Not Your Father’s or Your Mother’s General and Comprehensive Plans!

5

very good session and speakers, new ideas for comp plans

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 2:44 p.m. CST

Feng Shui: The Impact of the Built Environment

5

Kevin Walters was great. Very good visuals. Informative and fun.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 2:41 p.m. CST

Beyond the Baby Boom Time Warp,So Get Over It Already

5

Excellent speaker, tons of information. Very helpful session.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 2:40 p.m. CST

Legislative Update

4

Very good session. Speakers know their topic well.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 2:38 p.m. CST

Keynote Address: Planners as Leaders, in a World Where 'Everyone' is a Planner

5

Just excellent. I got a lot of comments from attendees who really appreciated this speaker and the topic.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 2:32 p.m. CST

Growing Desert Cities into the Future

5

speakers were excellent, gave good examples of practical approaches to addressing climate change especially as it relates to water resources - critical issue in the Southwest.

Saturday, December 26, 2015, 10:26 p.m. CST

Beyond the Baby Boom Time Warp,So Get Over It Already

5

excellent speaker! Well supported data with research results by grad students.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 5:24 p.m. CST

Keynote Address: Planners as Leaders, in a World Where 'Everyone' is a Planner

5

Gail Goldberg is a excellent speaker and her talk was very informative - which is something given how many of these I have heard through the years.

Saturday, November 28, 2015, 12:22 p.m. CST

Road Diets – Reducing Traffic Lanes for Safety for all

4

Another strong presentation by Ms. Chanecka. Ms. Swartz offered a few goods tips on road re-striping and re-surfacing which I can pass along to my engineering friends.

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