APA Georgia Chapter

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 2:32 p.m. CDT

Words of Wisdom for the Planning Director

5

Favorably Received

Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 9:30 a.m. CDT

Good Planning is Construction Foreplay

2

Horrible title and references. He seemed out of touch and insensitive to the difficulty that many municipalities and organizations face in trying to secure funding for trail projects in Metro Atlanta.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 6:11 p.m. CDT

The Ethics Bowl Returns

3

I think a better way to handle the ethics requirement is to ask every AICP planner to read the most recent AICP ethics standards and check a box that certifies they reread it every time they renew their membership.

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 3:23 p.m. CDT

Walking in Tifton: Overcoming Perceptions of Distance

3

Coming from an urban environment in Atlanta it was interesting to see the effects of distance perception in small towns.

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 3:15 p.m. CDT

Infill Development + Historic Architecture Tour

4

This was a very interesting tour given by a tour guide that was very passionate and knowledgeable about the history of Rome. There was not one question she could not answer. I was not a speaker/instructor but there was no other option provided to advance the form.

Friday, April 6, 2018, 5:02 p.m. CDT

Dragon Boats on Lake Lanier

5

Great program!

Friday, April 6, 2018, 5 p.m. CDT

Healan’s Head’s Mill and Jaemor Farms

5

Fantastic project!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 8:19 a.m. CDT

When You Face a Challenge, Seek an Opportunity - A Case Study of Multi-Jurisdictional Coordination

5

Very interesting to hear about the challenges of engaging stakeholders from multiple and new jurisdictions.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 8:18 a.m. CDT

Good Planning is Construction Foreplay

5

Very engaging discussion.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 8:16 a.m. CDT

Re-envisioning Chicken City to Revitalize Downtown Gainesville

5

Very engaging presentation. Learned a lot about the City of Gainesville and its revitalization efforts.

Monday, April 2, 2018, 10:56 a.m. CDT

The Ethics Bowl Returns

5

Its a needed CM and its done in a fun interactive way. Kudos to making the subject fun and informative

Monday, April 2, 2018, 10:54 a.m. CDT

Legal Foundations of Planning & Zoning in Georgia

5

Why does it never align with the appropriate amount of CM credits? We need 1.5 CM's for legal, but these at GPA are always 1.25.

Monday, April 2, 2018, 10:51 a.m. CDT

Healan’s Head’s Mill and Jaemor Farms

5

Great to see the economic tie-ins to local produce and historic preservation. Look forward to watching this project develop.

Monday, April 2, 2018, 10:13 a.m. CDT

Good Planning is Construction Foreplay

5

speaker's presentation and comments were very direct and practical

Friday, March 30, 2018, 9:44 p.m. CDT

Georgia’s PlanFirst Program – Learning from the First Three Years

4

Georgia's first major effort to provide a "carrot" for realizing quality plans and following through with implementation, it was nice to see how the State DCA and local communities alike have learned to improve the program even in its brief history. The instructors were highly knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and did well in illustrating the benefits of the program.

Friday, March 30, 2018, 9:41 p.m. CDT

Healan’s Head’s Mill and Jaemor Farms

5

A great event seeing this facility being restored. Watching a community identify this opportunity and bringing the vision to reality with a high degree of quality and conviction is very inspiring. The County personnel assisting with the tour gave an effective overview of their plans and provided a great, efficient tour of the property and their progress. This was a case of community development being realized in an ideal fashion.

Friday, March 30, 2018, 8:52 a.m. CDT

The Ethics Bowl Returns

5

After a long day of sitting in sessions and this one being the last one for the day, the interactive part was great!

Friday, March 30, 2018, 8:50 a.m. CDT

Legal and Legislative Updates (Court cases)

5

A good refresher of legal requirements and things that can get you in trouble from a legal perspective. I liked the guys comment that " he had never heard of a local government losing a zoning case in court for giving too much advertisement"!

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 2:55 p.m. CDT

The Ethics Bowl Returns

5

Enjoyed it!

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 2:50 p.m. CDT

Good Planning is Construction Foreplay

5

Well done! Good speaker and good visuals.

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 1:50 p.m. CDT

When You Face a Challenge, Seek an Opportunity - A Case Study of Multi-Jurisdictional Coordination

5

Excellent and helpful to my daily work.

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 1:49 p.m. CDT

Static Planning is History: Adaptive Multimodal Planning for Dynamic Communities

5

Great speakers, interesting topic. I learned a lot about MPOs.

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 1:48 p.m. CDT

Demographic and Land Use Modeling for Transit Planning and Management in Urbanizing Areas

4

It was a bit heavy on statistics and modeling, but that's not too unexpected with GA Tech folks. :)

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 1:46 p.m. CDT

Healan’s Head’s Mill and Jaemor Farms

5

This was a wonderful, informative tour.

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 1:29 p.m. CDT

Legal Foundations of Planning & Zoning in Georgia

5

As expected from a Frank Jenkins firm, Brandon, went into exquisite detail concerning zoning administration.

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 1:25 p.m. CDT

Unintended Consequences: How Growth Management Policies Can Impact Housing Choice, Affordability, Traffic, Economic Development, Social Equity, Tax Revenue, and Just About Everything Else

5

Excellent presentations on difficulty in generating affordable housing.

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 9:21 a.m. CDT

The Ethics Bowl Returns

4

I had not anticipated as much of an emphasis on the processes in the code of ethics as there was, but it served as a good reminder that I should know the procedures if faced with an ethical dilemma or accusation.

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 9:12 a.m. CDT

Legal Foundations of Planning & Zoning in Georgia

4

Attorney Bowen presented a good mix of the basics and the latest case law. His summaries of the implications of the latest rulings was particularly helpful.

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 9:10 a.m. CDT

Good Planning is Construction Foreplay

5

The speaker, Ed McBrayer, founded the PATH Foundation and has been instrumental in constructing multipurpose paths throughout the Atlanta region and Southeast. He spoke of key strategies to make sure that a plan is implemented. Because there was a manageable amount of information, and frequent circling back to re-emphasize a point, the strategies were easy to remember. Because of it's long track record, the PATH Foundation is in a unique negotiating position, and not every planner will be able to successfully use the same strategies. The presentation, however, was one of the most memorable I've heard at a GPA or APA conference because of its clear message.

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 8:57 a.m. CDT

Good Planning is Construction Foreplay

4

Mr. Mcbrayer was informative and entertaining.

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 8:54 a.m. CDT

Words of Wisdom for the Planning Director

4

The insights of the two presenters were very helpful for working with political officials and other stakeholders.

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 8:49 a.m. CDT

Flying Cars Are Coming! Planning for eVTOL Operations in Metro Areas

5

Fascinating presentation of coming technology that could affect land development patterns.

Thursday, March 29, 2018, 8:36 a.m. CDT

Unintended Consequences: How Growth Management Policies Can Impact Housing Choice, Affordability, Traffic, Economic Development, Social Equity, Tax Revenue, and Just About Everything Else

4

The economic analysis was new to presentations I have seen on this topic. I found it and putting the county in the context of the larger region particularly insightful.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 10:50 a.m. CST

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

5

This was the best!

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 2:26 p.m. CST

Inclusive Economic Development

5

Woodstock, GA planning has successfully created a walkable main street that is alive with activity. Business, housing, and the community celebrate the downtown through fun dining experiences to under the stars concerts.

Friday, February 9, 2018, 12:48 p.m. CST

Recipe for Success: Building a Georgia Food Oasis

5

Great session. We need more of these for better planning, urban design, zoning and comp plans that include food production, marketing opportunities and community building through food and urban agriculture.

Friday, February 9, 2018, 12:46 p.m. CST

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

5

Great session. David Kirk and Howard made it entertaining and interesting. I always learn something new.

Friday, February 9, 2018, 12:44 p.m. CST

AICP Ethics Case of the Year - New and Improved!

4

Good discussion and engagement to help understand ethics rules and interpretation of the rules.

Friday, February 9, 2018, 12:38 p.m. CST

Zoning Diagnostic for the City of Atlanta

5

Bob is always a wealth of knowledge and information. It was a very useful, helpful session.

Friday, February 9, 2018, 12:35 p.m. CST

Orbit City, We Have a Problem: 2017 Ethics Case of the Year

4

Good training process, with audience participation, to better understand and interpret AICP ethics rules and requirements.

Friday, February 9, 2018, 12:33 p.m. CST

Georgia's Planning Future

4

Good overview and discussion but could be improved if there had been a panel discussion, with more diversity and engagement from the audience.

Friday, February 9, 2018, 12:30 p.m. CST

Morning Mobile Workshop - Walking Tour of Downtown Woodstock

5

Learned a lot about downtown Woodstock's revitalization, rezoning for inclusive and accessible housing and mobility, streetscape improvements, vision for its public realm to include outdoor concerts and festivals, adding even more greenways and trails.

Friday, February 9, 2018, 12:24 p.m. CST

Visit to Pasaquan

5

Amazing place and worth a trip from Atlanta, or from anywhere! I had been about 24 years ago and while it was amazing then, it is the repainting and renewal of all the beautiful colors that made it so outstanding to see it again. The mobile workshop was very well done as it was led by a woman who knew St. EOM personally and had all the great stories about him and his life, and how Pasaquan came to be. It was also informative on how large, open air art installations can be managed,to receive grant funds such as this one did, for major restoration work and current and future maintenance and preservation.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 8:12 a.m. CST

Living Small: A Big Housing Choice

4

It was great to hear what other jurisdictions are doing on this issue.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 8:06 a.m. CST

Recipe for Success: Building a Georgia Food Oasis

4

The information started me thinking about my community food system.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 8:05 a.m. CST

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

5

Both speakers were excellent. I learned so much.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:59 a.m. CST

Updating Historic District Surveys Using Modern Methodology

5

They had a lot of good information.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 11:53 a.m. CDT

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

5

first hand experience of planning implementation success of a connected bicycle system

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 11:40 a.m. CDT

Visit to Pasaquan

5

outstanding and interesting

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 11:39 a.m. CDT

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

5

great to hear about the current research on what types of bicycle designs are really effective and safe.

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