APA Georgia Chapter

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Monday, September 17, 2018, 12:21 p.m. CDT

Planning for Low-Carbon, Resilient Communities

5

Excellent session - inspiring

Monday, September 17, 2018, 12:20 p.m. CDT

Is Your Planning Process Legal? Lessons from Hoechstetter and Other Recent Cases

5

Excellent session by David Kirk

Monday, September 17, 2018, 12:11 p.m. CDT

New Initiatives for Rural Georgia Success

4

Excellent session - needed more time for audience discussion and questions

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 5:27 p.m. CDT

African American Heritage Experiences - Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island and Brunswick

5

Very informative

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 3:36 p.m. CDT

Biking Jekyll Island: How to Design Shared Use Paths for Safety & Economic Development

5

The impact of what is being said is always greater when you are experiencing it. Topics such as width of a multi-use path really hit home when you had to get over to the edge of the surface for someone going the other way. The workshop was well run from the perspective of a session and as an organized ride. It was both enjoyable and informative.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 2:55 p.m. CDT

Georgia Planning History

4

While I enjoyed the speakers, I would have liked a bit more chronological structure.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 12:55 p.m. CDT

Policy Roundup: What's Happening at the National, State, and Regional Level

5

Excellent summary at various levels of Georgia government.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 10:15 a.m. CDT

AICP Ethics Cases of the Year

5

Good that this session covered real cases.

Monday, September 10, 2018, 2:05 p.m. CDT

Is Your Planning Process Legal? Lessons from Hoechstetter and Other Recent Cases

5

The speaker did a great job.

Monday, September 10, 2018, 2:03 p.m. CDT

Infill Housing and Pattern Books: Progress in Chattanooga

5

Excellent presentation, good dialogue with attendees, useful topic

Monday, September 10, 2018, 2:01 p.m. CDT

AICP Ethics Cases of the Year

3

very helpful. There was good interaction among participants, but the meeting room was somewhat large for the number of attendees

Monday, September 10, 2018, 1:44 p.m. CDT

AICP Ethics Cases of the Year

5

Always lively discussions and interesting perspectives shared. Would be better in a smaller room that allowed for easier participation in discussions.

Monday, September 10, 2018, 1:42 p.m. CDT

Utilizing BIG DATA in the Transportation Planning Process: Case Studies for Transit and Vehicular Planning

4

Great for people who already understand big data. A little jargony for those who don't have a strong foundation.

Monday, September 10, 2018, 12:46 p.m. CDT

Is Your Planning Process Legal? Lessons from Hoechstetter and Other Recent Cases

5

Mr. Kirk has done several excellent law sessions over the years.

Monday, September 10, 2018, 12:45 p.m. CDT

The Power of Urban Tree Canopy Data Within an Urban Forest Master Plan

5

Great exposition of GIS work on defining tree canopy by Tony Giarusso (not listed as speaker)

Monday, September 10, 2018, 12:42 p.m. CDT

Affordable Atlanta: Defining the Need, Strategy, and Collective Action for Affordable Housing in the Atlanta Region

5

Particularly good definition of affordable housing needs.

Monday, September 10, 2018, 12:30 p.m. CDT

The Future of the Marshlands and Sea Islands of Georgia: The Next 50 Years

3

The speakers did not talk about the future at all. The presentations gave excellent history, background, and overview of current policies and practices - but no forecasting of any sort was presented.

Monday, September 10, 2018, 12:06 p.m. CDT

The Student Housing Conundrum: Balancing Need with Community Implications

5

This was a great session with lots of questions, issues, and exploration of a solution.

Monday, September 10, 2018, 12:03 p.m. CDT

AICP Ethics Cases of the Year

5

I enjoy the question/answer format. It helps to see how on-track I am with determining for myself whether there is an ethical component to the situations.

Monday, September 10, 2018, 12:01 p.m. CDT

St. Simons Land Trust

5

This was an excellent educational tour. The trust's work on St. Simon's is impressive and extensive.

Monday, September 10, 2018, 11:33 a.m. CDT

AICP Ethics Cases of the Year

4

The session had a few hiccups with technology but the content was overall presented well.

Monday, September 10, 2018, 9:11 a.m. CDT

Resilient Georgia: Planning for and Recovering from Community Challenges

5

I enjoyed hearing from atypical planners such as the Georgia Forestry Commission and Dept. of Natural Resources. I thought the perspective they provided was insightful and richly added to a planners understanding of issues.

Monday, September 10, 2018, 9:08 a.m. CDT

Infill Housing and Pattern Books: Progress in Chattanooga

3

One of the speakers had to cancel, but the sole speaker did his best to cover all the material. The presentation could have been more lively and interactive.

Monday, September 10, 2018, 8:49 a.m. CDT

Better Ingredients, Better Proposals: The RFP Process

5

Byron Rushing also sat on this panel and provided helpful commentary.

Friday, September 7, 2018, 10:54 p.m. CDT

APA's Planning Home Program

5

ok

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 3:13 p.m. CDT

The Student Housing Conundrum: Balancing Need with Community Implications

5

Great questions and discussion from a great audience!

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 3:09 p.m. CDT

African American Heritage Experiences - Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island and Brunswick

5

Great tour. Excellent sense of historical context was given for every site highlighted. Very glad I was able to participate.

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. :)

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