APA Florida Chapter

Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Monday, July 9, 2018, 9:47 a.m. CDT

Mapping the Path to Enhanced Safety and Funding of Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities

4

This presentation was cancelled, however a different presentation was done that the presenters said would be called 'Complete Streets Implementation'. One of the speakers was Jeff Arms. For being put together "on the fly" so to speak, it was a good presentation.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 3:06 p.m. CDT

Land Use Regulation of Firearms in Florida

4

Gun ranges are often missed understood as being part of a community- which this seminar provided suggestions

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 2:51 p.m. CDT

Planning, Law, and Plain English

4

Its just a fact that we have to deal with codes and ordinances and this seminar just highlighted how the wording has to be clear and concise - otherwise leads to bigger issues

Monday, April 30, 2018, 11:33 p.m. CDT

DesignWorks: Urban Design as a Public Service

5

By far my favorite session from the 2017 conference. "DesignWorks" made me want to re-examine what I do as a planner! It was an amazing session that was jam-packed with best practices, and a great one for students attending the conference.

Monday, April 16, 2018, 4:53 p.m. CDT

Thursday Keynote Luncheon

5

Loved it!

Monday, January 29, 2018, 5:37 p.m. CST

Thursday Keynote Luncheon

5

She was absolutely amazing!! Great speaker!

Monday, January 8, 2018, 10:25 a.m. CST

Medical Marijuana: It Is Coming to A Location Near You

5

This information was definitely pertinent to the planning profession.

Monday, January 8, 2018, 10:16 a.m. CST

Daytona Rising: The New Daytona International Speedway

5

An excellent inside look on the business and development of the Daytona Speedway.

Monday, January 8, 2018, 10:15 a.m. CST

Local Lager: Brew-Pubs as Economic Engines

4

This was interesting and fun. There were some interesting zoning implications and economic development issues that were encountered by the planners.

Monday, January 8, 2018, 10:12 a.m. CST

Experiencing Complete Streets in Virtual Reality

4

Easy and fun way to show very visual spatial concepts.

Monday, January 8, 2018, 10:06 a.m. CST

Kennedy Space Center

5

I volunteered to organize this mobile tour. It was a very successful day with an amazing amount of information.

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 3:50 p.m. CST

Friday Closing Brunch: How to Harness Your Burgeoning Incremental Development

5

This session was a great overview of sessions from the participant and his associates from their different individual conference sessions. Presenting the different opportunities to get incremental re/development and how to analyze a community's costs, revenues, and how to balance them opens the door to other types of ROI concepts, particularly ones that can diversify a community and better coordinate infrastructure to limit "individual use" costs.

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 3:45 p.m. CST

Project Management Professional Techniques that Work for Planners

3

Good session. An alternative might work well as a live example training session by allowing participants to bring their own tablets/laptops with an identified set of potential programs (Project Manager, etc.) to do a live exercise with that a project for that participant (e.g., one budgeted for their upcoming fiscal year which often begins the following month). That would bring hands on learning and understanding.

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 3:40 p.m. CST

Inside the Developer’s Black Box: Understanding Financial Pro formas for Small Buildings

5

Awesome session about how small opportunities can add up to achieve a community's vision - especially potentially creating a mixed use area to diversify uses and more effectively use a community's infrastructure.

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 3:37 p.m. CST

Mobile Workshop: Two By Streetcar: Channel District & Ybor City

4

Great session to show how the street car is being integrated as both a transit and tourist attraction - and how they can help created and emphasize each area's sense of place while connecting them as a way to build both together in a mutually supportive way.

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 3:34 p.m. CST

Planning and Land Use Law Update

3

A good session though can be frustrating as while the "laws" may have "changed" what it actually "means" has yet to be determined. One consideration may be try and at least offer some connection to past outcomes that may be an approach to dealing with the new "laws" until more direction is provided. (It may only be an opinion, but from the multiple speakers the varying perspective could be helpful for other planners to consider and bring back to their communities.)

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 3:20 p.m. CST

Best Practices for Determining New Debt Costs and Revenues

4

Great session outlining issues for expenses and revenues, especially for historic subdivisions (and their sometimes incorporated cities) to provide for a better mix and balance of uses but being able to understand the costs of those decisions and routes to fund them.

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 3:16 p.m. CST

Ethics: Case of the Year

5

A good presentation with discussion on the case, but the later discussion always helps more as the audience participates.

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 3:13 p.m. CST

Right Brain? Left Brain? Whole Brain. Find Your Fun, Get More Done

4

An interesting session to remind you that all work is not a good thing - and adding some fun at work can energize everyone.

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 3:07 p.m. CST

Placemaking on a Budget

4

A great session to provide incremental ideas for planning and redevelopment efforts, especially for operations with limited budgets for improvements (like a starting CRA). The group activity was helpful as a brainstorming example.

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 3:04 p.m. CST

Opening Plenary - The VIsion & The Catalyst: A Case for Waterfront Redevelopment in Downtown Tampa

3

A good session seeing what is coming for Tampa.

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 3:03 p.m. CST

Oh, Florida! How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country

5

Very interesting session...hadn't appreciated just how weird Florida was.

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 3:01 p.m. CST

Evaluating Return on Investment for Federal Grants Applications

4

The course was helpful, however due to the size of our organization (a CRA), we likely would not qualify for such programs due to budget limitations. The material is a future resource subject to getting updated information as requirements change.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 9:20 a.m. CST

Medical Marijuana: It Is Coming to A Location Near You

5

Interesting case study and good overview of the legislation

Friday, December 29, 2017, 8 a.m. CST

Oh, Florida! How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country

3

entertaining!

Thursday, December 28, 2017, 11:53 a.m. CST

Opportunities and Obstacles to Redevelopment: Comparing Downtown and Neighborhood CRAs

5

Excellent presentation!

Saturday, December 23, 2017, 7:35 a.m. CST

Opening Plenary - The VIsion & The Catalyst: A Case for Waterfront Redevelopment in Downtown Tampa

4

Over all solid presentation

Saturday, December 23, 2017, 7:34 a.m. CST

Planning for Freight

4

This was a spontaneous decision to attend this session-I enjoyed it!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 2:35 p.m. CST

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety through Sustainability

4

Would like to see more emphasis on school-aged kids using bike and ped safety

Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 2:31 p.m. CST

How to Build a Better Client or How to be a Better Expert Witness

4

Need more course like this

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 1:18 p.m. CST

Medical Marijuana: It Is Coming to A Location Near You

5

This is a new field for our community just like many across the State. Lots of great information was presented. Many questions were answered. This session presented information to give our community direction on how to handle the upcoming issue.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 12:56 p.m. CST

Daytona Rising: The New Daytona International Speedway

5

The speakers revealed what the impact of NASCAR has on the community. Its greater than imagined.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 12:38 p.m. CST

Kennedy Space Center

5

Space Center staff was a wealth of information. All we had to do is ask and no question was left unanswered.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 11:45 a.m. CST

Cold Case: The Florida Planning Files

5

Interesting approach to discuss why "good" plans are not implemented. The City of Daytona participated and candidly discussed such a plan. Good audience participation.

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 1:06 p.m. CST

Thursday Keynote Luncheon

5

Great presentation skills. I enjoyed her viewpoints working in NYC on the various projects.

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12:49 p.m. CST

The Next Generation of Planners: Millennials, Duh! (Don't Tell My Gen-X Boss)

4

Love the topic... I would to see more of these topic at future conferences!

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12:40 p.m. CST

#GotEthics?

5

One of the better ethics discussions

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 12:30 p.m. CST

Opening Plenary

3

Audio issues made this presentation less interesting and hard to follow

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 2:59 p.m. CST

International Speedway Boulevard: The Corridor That Has It All

4

Reed and Saralee were awesome.

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 2:47 p.m. CST

A Recipe for Improved Access to Jobs and Essential Services: Conducting Neighborhood Mobility Audits

4

It was fun with the interactive participants

Friday, November 17, 2017, 3:46 p.m. CST

DeLand: Great American Main Street

4

fun insightful trip

Friday, November 17, 2017, 9:22 a.m. CST

Becoming a Champion of Your Community's Health: Planning Policy and Practice

4

health and good planning--the two disciplines need to work together more !!

Friday, November 17, 2017, 9:20 a.m. CST

Cultivating Resilient Economic Development: An Urban County Case Study

4

relevant to planners working in urban environments

Friday, November 17, 2017, 9:18 a.m. CST

DesignWorks: Urban Design as a Public Service

4

good info often overlooked

Friday, November 17, 2017, 9:11 a.m. CST

Roots from Yesterday, Branches for Tomorrow: East Lake Parker Brownfields Plan

4

nuts and bolts relevant info

Friday, November 17, 2017, 9:06 a.m. CST

Creating the Next Great Street - Lessons Learned Applying Design Standards

4

good graphics

Friday, November 17, 2017, 8:59 a.m. CST

Opening Plenary - The VIsion & The Catalyst: A Case for Waterfront Redevelopment in Downtown Tampa

4

good comments from mcdonaugh

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 10:01 a.m. CST

What Goes Where: How Do We Honor Our Commitments to Ground Floor Retail?

5

this should be at every conference. great speakers, great examples. they didn't have enough time to share their experiences.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 9:46 a.m. CST

Mobility fees and transit – what do we know about this new funding option?

4

best take away from conference.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 9:43 a.m. CST

Blue Springs & St. Johns River Eco-tour

4

Informative and well presented by local staff

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