APA Federal Planning Division

Chicago, IL, United States

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(5795 reviews)

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Monday, July 8, 2019, 6:01 p.m. CDT

Opening Plenary

5

Great!

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 9:25 a.m. CDT

Installation Health Assessment: Using Sustainment Management System “Big Data” for Predictive Analysis Utilizing Modern Visualization Software

4

For a topic that can be complicated, it was visualized and discussed in a way that made it very easy to digest rather than being overwhelming.

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 9:21 a.m. CDT

Base Camp Master Planning in the CENTCOM Theater

4

Presentation was well done and even with all my years of planning in the Middle East, there were a few interesting tidbits that they brought up from their time in the sandbox!

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 9:19 a.m. CDT

Comprehensive Planning Platform: Moving Installation Planning to the Digital Age

4

Very knowledgeable speakers

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 9:18 a.m. CDT

Utilizing 3D Digital Modeling and Web-based Story Mapping to Enhance Installation Area Development Plans

4

Very interesting because it's technology that isn't commonly used yet for federal planning. They know the topic well and presented it well.

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 9:12 a.m. CDT

Legal Luncheon

2

Even though I wasn't against his views on politics, the session had too much of a political spin.

Monday, May 20, 2019, 10:02 a.m. CDT

Mobile Workshop - Surgical Urbanism: Lessons from San Fransisco to Iwakuni

4

A very solid, engaging walking tour that wasn't just a mobile lecture--the presenters engaged with us along the way, sharing trivia and arcana while helping us understand the impetus behind various planning/urban design decisions, both large and small. Unfortunately it went over the scheduled time, but otherwise it packed in some great info.

Monday, May 20, 2019, 8:25 a.m. CDT

Fielding Ambiguity - Accelerated Acquisition and Shore Facilities Planning Integration

4

High level of detail that could be off-putting to the unfamiliar (like me), but it was equally obvious that there was considerable effort in capturing nuances that are important to this generally specialized audience.

Monday, May 6, 2019, 10:39 a.m. CDT

Virtual and Augmented Reality: A Glimpse into Tomorrow & Creating Living Master Plans: More Than Just Pretty Pictures

4

The use VR/AR for planning is future-forward and very interesting.

Monday, May 6, 2019, 10:36 a.m. CDT

Making Bank: The Business Case for Master Planning

4

Good approach and analysis method for certain types of federal planning projects.

Monday, May 6, 2019, 10:28 a.m. CDT

Planning in the 21st Century, Leveraging Technology to Solve Complex Planning Problems for a Resilient Future

5

Very interesting presentation, forward thinking research

Monday, April 29, 2019, 5:53 p.m. CDT

Legal Luncheon

5

Excellent overview of legal and planning challenges associated with climate change.

Monday, April 29, 2019, 2:26 p.m. CDT

Relevant Master Plans: Best Concepts

5

Nice explanation of process and breakdown of how the team moved project forward.

Monday, April 29, 2019, 2:22 p.m. CDT

Leveraging the UFC to Develop a Federal RPMP Program for FEMA

5

I could not believe what they did/accomplished for FEMA. Also, I was impressed that they starred from zero and created standard/SOPs.

Monday, April 29, 2019, 2:20 p.m. CDT

Perfecting Participatory Planning: Tools and Techniques for Meaningful and Ethical Collaboration

5

Good speaker and great comparison examples.

Thursday, April 25, 2019, 10:30 a.m. CDT

Comprehensive Planning Platform: Moving Installation Planning to the Digital Age

5

Great to see Asset Management Data combined with traditional master planning efforts to create a powerful, informative, and smart master plan program.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 4:45 p.m. CDT

Planning for Resilience at USMC MWTC Bridgeport & Resiliency: How's it Working for You?

5

Too bad USMC was not in attendance

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 4:43 p.m. CDT

Planning for Safe and Effective Airfields

5

Need to leave airfield planning w Air Ops

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 4:42 p.m. CDT

Base Camp Master Planning in the CENTCOM Theater

5

Unfortunately many plans go unopened not just in the AOR.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 4:37 p.m. CDT

Applying Innovative Transportation Technologies on Federal Lands

5

Lots of new ideas being implemented now. This needs to be embraced by rural communities too. But driverless vehicles do have unintended consequences as they point out.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 4:34 p.m. CDT

Next Wave Installation Planning: Army Updates for Fundable and Measurable Plans

5

A bit boring and nothing new in planning.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 4:33 p.m. CDT

Legal Luncheon

5

I think he was captivating and not dry. He knew his topic

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 4:31 p.m. CDT

West Point - The Value of Planning for Successful Design

5

Good points about alumni not wanting to change until they realize it is good for everyone

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 4:29 p.m. CDT

Coastal Resiliency Planning: Two Air Force Base Case Studies

5

We need to implement these mitigation measures now

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 4:02 p.m. CDT

20 Years Later: The Impacts of AT/FP Policy on Design

5

Very good presentation, looking forward to seeing the conclusions.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 3:52 p.m. CDT

Fielding Ambiguity - Accelerated Acquisition and Shore Facilities Planning Integration

5

This was a great presentation with a lot of complicated content.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 3:05 p.m. CDT

Leveraging the UFC to Develop a Federal RPMP Program for FEMA

5

Informative summary of a federal agency required to start from scratch with respect to facility and land use master planning requirements and documentation.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 2:59 p.m. CDT

Perfecting Participatory Planning: Tools and Techniques for Meaningful and Ethical Collaboration

5

Very engaging and fun workshop! Highly informative and effective teaching tool.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 2:52 p.m. CDT

Secret Cities of the Manhattan Project: How Los Alamos, NM; Oak Ridge, TN; and Richland, WA Changed the American Landscape

5

Fascinating look into the history and development of Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, and Hanaford / Richland during the Manhattan project and after.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 2:48 p.m. CDT

Utilizing 3D Digital Modeling and Web-based Story Mapping to Enhance Installation Area Development Plans

5

Interesting digital interface capability for master plan implementation.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 2:45 p.m. CDT

Incorporating Resiliency in Master Planning and Post Disaster Recovery

5

Excellent case study analyses for this topic.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 2:40 p.m. CDT

Legal Luncheon

5

Informative (if somewhat depressing) overview of the current regulatory and judicial situation and future trends regarding environmental and land use law.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 2:33 p.m. CDT

Envision Goddard: Putting Affordability First

5

Outstanding overview of the NASA GSFC master planning Future Development concept.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 1:27 p.m. CDT

Legal Luncheon

5

I was more interested in his particular cases instead of old case history.

Monday, April 22, 2019, 6:54 p.m. CDT

Legal Luncheon

4

Enjoyed the topic and the material. Andrew was a little dry in his presentation, but clear in providing the material.

Monday, April 22, 2019, 4:49 p.m. CDT

Installation Health Assessment: Using Sustainment Management System “Big Data” for Predictive Analysis Utilizing Modern Visualization Software

4

I was hopeful that this would cover human health in federal infrastructure, but was impressed with the application of sound analytics and great communications graphics to a parallel problem. Builder meets GIS meets Tableau...the future of data-driven decisions?

Monday, April 22, 2019, 4:30 p.m. CDT

Making Bank: The Business Case for Master Planning

5

A great session about the importance of understanding the economics that get developers engaged in solving problems for Feds.

Monday, April 22, 2019, 4:27 p.m. CDT

Connecting with the Mission: Communicating Planning Principles with Installation Commanders and Mission Owners

4

A well-integrated CS/SC panel about speaking effectively from planning to mission-focused stakeholders.

Monday, April 22, 2019, 4:24 p.m. CDT

The Portfolio Planning Approach - How Component Plans and Team Integration Carved the Master Plan at MCAS Iwakuni

5

Lively and informative. A well-told story across a diverse panel.

Monday, April 22, 2019, 4:21 p.m. CDT

Utilizing 3D Digital Modeling and Web-based Story Mapping to Enhance Installation Area Development Plans

4

Thoughtful and well-presented. Fine live demo, which can be problematic when presented far from home.

Monday, April 22, 2019, 4:18 p.m. CDT

West Point - The Value of Planning for Successful Design

4

Thoughtful and evocative.

Monday, April 22, 2019, 4:15 p.m. CDT

Legal Luncheon

2

Lots of spoken information from a well-informed individual, but a frankly terrible delivery, backed up with random slides, a depressing message, and no identified prospects for progress.

Monday, April 22, 2019, 4:12 p.m. CDT

Envision Goddard: Putting Affordability First

4

Sparked a lively dialog.

Saturday, April 20, 2019, 12:50 p.m. CDT

Achieving the Best Planning Decisions in Complex and Conflicting Environments & Plan Branding, Positioning + Delivery

5

Good coverage of a challenging and relevant topic that promote a lot of audience dialogue and participation via questions and answers

Friday, April 19, 2019, 7:15 p.m. CDT

Coastal Resiliency Planning: Two Air Force Base Case Studies

5

Good information. Liked the Fitness Center at Tyndall. It is a platinum LEED building that survived the hurricane. Great!

Friday, April 19, 2019, 5:45 p.m. CDT

Mobile Workshop - Tour of the Presidio

5

Very informative.

Friday, April 19, 2019, 2:35 p.m. CDT

Mobile Workshop - Tour of the Presidio

5

This was a fantastic mobile workshop. If it had been all day long, I would have taken it. The amazing public/private partnerships being conducted there are astonishing. I'd suggest they be invited to the APA conference next year to show what they've done.

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 8:21 p.m. CDT

Perfecting Participatory Planning: Tools and Techniques for Meaningful and Ethical Collaboration

5

Great interactive presentation

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 8:19 p.m. CDT

Legal Luncheon

3

Speaker was very knowledgeable but presentation was not coordinated with slide deck and speaker was monotone.

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 8:17 p.m. CDT

Secret Cities of the Manhattan Project: How Los Alamos, NM; Oak Ridge, TN; and Richland, WA Changed the American Landscape

5

Great discussion about a little known topic.

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