APA Georgia Chapter

Atlanta, GA, United States

3.91

(11502 reviews)

5 star 27%
4 star 43%
3 star 24%
2 star 4%
1 star 1%
0 star 1%

Comments

1 - 50 of 269 Next >

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 2:47 p.m. CDT

Developing bicycle connections via multi-use trails and on-road facilities

5

This was an excellent mobile workshop. Really great to see all the new bike and trail infrastructure that is being built in Columbus -- a model that many other cities should follow.

Monday, October 16, 2017, 1:29 p.m. CDT

Suitability Analysis: New Tool to Promote Community Revitalization

4

A good presentation that could've done more to emphasize how this GIS approach could be replicated elsewhere. The parameters for the data involved seemed subjective, but the overall approach has promise.

Monday, October 16, 2017, 1:27 p.m. CDT

AICP Ethics Case of the Year - New and Improved!

3

The topic is always interesting and helpful, as the range of issues and new applications seems to always grow. I learn something every time. I would've appreciated if the format, however, didn't have different groups having discussions at the same time in such a small space.

Monday, October 16, 2017, 1:25 p.m. CDT

Keeping the Law on Your Side – Planning & Zoning Law Update

5

David Kirk and Harold Buckley are two of the best speakers we could hope for this topic! Insightful, important, and well presented.

Monday, October 16, 2017, 1:22 p.m. CDT

Successful Small Town Planning in Georgia

3

The speakers were of good quality but the concept of small town was not as envisioned and thus lost something in the relative value for me.

Monday, October 16, 2017, 1:19 p.m. CDT

Living Small: A Big Housing Choice

5

Highly insightful and good quality speakers. Only thing missing was more from the rural zoning perspective.

Monday, October 16, 2017, 1:18 p.m. CDT

Big Rigs - Big Parking – Big Issue

3

Topical and insightful for one scenario but had hoped for more ideas to replicate in my community.

Monday, October 16, 2017, 11:38 a.m. CDT

Keeping the Law on Your Side – Planning & Zoning Law Update

5

Recent Georgia case law was presented in a clear and relevant manner.

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

Visit to Pasaquan

5

Pasquan is a unique, fascinating place that has been lovingly restored. Definitely worth a visit.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 9:31 a.m. CDT

Keeping the Law on Your Side – Planning & Zoning Law Update

5

Harold and David made this session very interesting and interactive.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 1:51 p.m. CDT

AICP Ethics Case of the Year - New and Improved!

2

I think the case examples did not give enough information to make definitive decisions about the ethical issues at hand. Too many assumptions had to be made by the student to frame the correct answers.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 12:01 p.m. CDT

Richland Rum and Omaha Beer - The Spirits of Stewart County

5

Best mobile workshop I have ever done at GPA. Great opportunity for these communities.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, noon CDT

Visit to Pasaquan

5

Very interesting place. Had heard about it for years and it was good to see it in person. Pictures don't do it justice.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 11:56 a.m. CDT

White Water Rafting Mobile Workshop

5

So much fun. Recommend this for anyone in the Columbus area

Sunday, October 8, 2017, 12:24 a.m. CDT

DeKalb County Zoning Code Update: Hits, Near Hits, and Misses

5

The complexities of creating and implementing a major zoning ordinance, in the face of annexations and new city incorporations have put DeKalb County in the cross-hairs of difficult regulatory change. The zoning ordinance regulations effecting amendments, zoning changes and traffic study requirements (triggered in mix-use proposals) was presented. Good presentation and discussion which ensued.

Sunday, October 8, 2017, 12:13 a.m. CDT

2017 State Legislative Updates for Planning & Zoning plus 2018 Preview

5

Informative and necessary information was presented. It assisted in comprehending the type of bills and status of legislation on key regulatory efforts. Particular emphasis to the telecommunications industry lobbying to include zoning regulatory changes which can cost jurisdictions revenue from fees. Proactivity is needed by cities to prevent sleeping through the passage of disadvantageous legislative and regulatory changes. Very well presented.

Saturday, October 7, 2017, 11:42 p.m. CDT

Eastland Rising: Leveraging Abandoned Malls for Community Empowerment

5

This presentation showed how a community could align itself with the redevelopment stakeholders and with creativity and innovation, build a mixed-use sustainable retail/office development. Entrepreneurs were able to realize their unique business models in the context this multi-faceted project. Well done.

Friday, October 6, 2017, 10:37 p.m. CDT

The Urbanization of the Suburbs - the Buford Highway LCI Master Plan

5

The Gateway Redevelopment presentation was timely and informative. An incredible redevelopment effort in the suburban Atlanta, GA cities of Chamblee and Doraville, as new comprehensive Plans, Zoning ordinances, economic development strategies and new markets, has created exciting new mixed-use opportunities.

Friday, October 6, 2017, 12:44 p.m. CDT

Placemaking for Rapidly Changing Sities and Towns - Downtown Milton / Crabapple, GA, as a Case Study

5

No Adobe PDF Reader or similar program, so we had to scroll through the presentation, rather than click.

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:45 p.m. CDT

Planning for Autonomous Vehicles?

5

Very thought provoking and informative. Nice job.

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:31 p.m. CDT

Keeping the Law on Your Side – Planning & Zoning Law Update

5

Excellent case examples

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 11:22 a.m. CDT

Home Run: Reinventing a Sports Icon—Turner Field Stadium Neighborhoods LCI

5

I thought having a community member be part of the presentation was a great asset. Such great planning and a great presentation.

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 11:20 a.m. CDT

The Urbanization of the Suburbs - the Buford Highway LCI Master Plan

5

I love seeing big thinking on BuHi!

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 11:17 a.m. CDT

AICP Ethics Case of the Year - New and Improved!

5

I really enjoyed this session especially the interactivity of it at the end of a big day. I would like to see more variation among the ethical issues - some consultants, perhaps?

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 10:35 a.m. CDT

Developing bicycle connections via multi-use trails and on-road facilities

5

very interesting workshop, well organized.

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 10:33 a.m. CDT

AICP Ethics Case of the Year - New and Improved!

1

workshop was disjointed and uncoordinated, not much was learned as a result. Previous years' workshops were much better.

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 9:33 a.m. CDT

Keeping the Law on Your Side – Planning & Zoning Law Update

5

Great law session--wish they were all like this. Harold is the man!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 11:33 a.m. CDT

AICP Ethics Case of the Year - New and Improved!

5

One of the cases, the one about plagiarism, was confusing. What qualifies as plagiarism? Is it unethical to copy any part of a previous document? What if it was written by the same person? It is not original work. This case, as presented added more confusion than clarity to what is ethical. Plans, ordinances and the like are not novels. There are many reasons why language should and may be consistent between documents.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 12:18 p.m. CDT

Home Run: Reinventing a Sports Icon—Turner Field Stadium Neighborhoods LCI

4

I liked the way each presenter shared his/her input into this very complicated approach to planning around a neighborhood and sport facility. Each presenter discussed their perspective and the characters involved in redesigning these historical neighborhoods.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 10:54 a.m. CDT

Keeping the Law on Your Side – Planning & Zoning Law Update

5

Needed more time for the cases that they reviewed.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 10:51 a.m. CDT

White Water Rafting Mobile Workshop

5

The event was great, but in regard to tying it into planning, it was lacking. What was needed was about 30 minutes before the trip to discuss eco-tourism in revitalizing an area and adding environmental, health and tourism benefits to a community. I give 5 stars on the actual rafting trip, but 1 star on tying it into planning. The rafting guide was the person who gave us some background on the history and formation of creating a whitewater rafting route on this river.

Monday, October 2, 2017, 2:23 p.m. CDT

Designing streets for all users : bike transport for the “interested but concerned”

5

Awesome presentation using data, case studies, survey data, images from original work done by GA Tech professors. Great blend of the planning, engineering and public perception of bike transport.

Monday, October 2, 2017, 2:18 p.m. CDT

Community Retention Strategies in Atlanta's Westside Neighborhoods

4

Very detailed description of ways westside is being revitalized through incentives, loans, grants and programs

Monday, October 2, 2017, 2:16 p.m. CDT

Why Providing Information Online Isn’t Enough: Planning Better Public Engagement

4

Awesome overview of alternative public engagement

Monday, October 2, 2017, 1:03 p.m. CDT

PlanFirst success stories and best practices

4

Speakers were well informed .

Monday, October 2, 2017, 12:59 p.m. CDT

Connecting College Campuses with Neighborhoods

4

Speakers were well informed.

Monday, October 2, 2017, 12:57 p.m. CDT

Living Small: A Big Housing Choice

5

Excellent program with specifics on how the program is working in GA cities.

Monday, October 2, 2017, 12:51 p.m. CDT

The Impact of TIA on Columbus and the state of Georgia

5

Speakers were excellent and well informed.

Monday, October 2, 2017, 12:27 p.m. CDT

Arts and Culture: Creating our Communities

5

Really enjoyed this session!

Monday, October 2, 2017, 10:33 a.m. CDT

Keeping the Law on Your Side – Planning & Zoning Law Update

5

Great discussion of several recent cases that had relevant issues. David Kirk in particular was a good speaker.

Monday, October 2, 2017, 10:30 a.m. CDT

Home Run: Reinventing a Sports Icon—Turner Field Stadium Neighborhoods LCI

5

This is near my neighborhood, and it was interesting to hear about some of the issues and conflicts that arose. Candid discussion. Laura Beale contributed greatly.

Monday, October 2, 2017, 10:27 a.m. CDT

DeKalb County Zoning Code Update: Hits, Near Hits, and Misses

5

DeKalb Co. is next to my jurisdiction. In Gwinnett we recently updated our own zoning code, and it was very interesting to see the differences and the things in common we have with DeKalb's new code.

Monday, October 2, 2017, 10:24 a.m. CDT

Planning for Autonomous Vehicles?

5

Great commentary on the planning issues presented by the coming revolution in autonomous vehicles. Speakers were great.

Monday, October 2, 2017, 10:22 a.m. CDT

Visit to Pasaquan

5

Trip very well organized. The visionary art at Pasaquan was wonderful. Great crew! The local person who told the story of Pasaquan (regretfully, I didn't get her name) was outstanding.

Monday, October 2, 2017, 10:19 a.m. CDT

Designing streets for all users : bike transport for the “interested but concerned”

5

Relevant to me personally since I'm a cyclist. The comparison of safety records for various types of bike accommodation was very useful.

Monday, October 2, 2017, 10:16 a.m. CDT

Community Retention Strategies in Atlanta's Westside Neighborhoods

4

Retaining residents in a distressed area is a common equity concern.

Monday, October 2, 2017, 10:13 a.m. CDT

Suitability Analysis: New Tool to Promote Community Revitalization

4

learning to create a decision framework for deciding which areas should get redevelopment funding is a very relevant subject in my jurisdiction.

Monday, October 2, 2017, 10:09 a.m. CDT

The Impact of TIA on Columbus and the state of Georgia

4

good overview of one of the regional commission areas that actually passed the TIA.

Monday, October 2, 2017, 8:21 a.m. CDT

Developing bicycle connections via multi-use trails and on-road facilities

5

This was a great session. The guide was very informative about bicycle planning and placemaking in Columbus.

Monday, October 2, 2017, 7:31 a.m. CDT

Small City Transit Challenges and Opportunities

4

It was very interesting to see how smaller towns can leverage funds and aid to public transit, and to see how important it is in rural contexts - not just urban contexts.

1 - 50 of 269 Next >