APA Connecticut Chapter

Manchester, CT, United States

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 9:01 a.m. CDT

Industrial Strength – A Miraculous Transformation at Ames Shovel Works

4

good session describing creative design solutions.

Monday, May 23, 2016, 5:11 p.m. CDT

Keynote: Love Where You Live

5

I had the good fortune to have dinner with some of the other attendees who had gone on the Triangle walk the night before and Peter Kageyama. Mr. Kageyama is an intelligent, insightful and engaging individual who understands the importance of engaging those people who are working at the grass roots level to advance their cities and environments - my husband is one of these people!

Monday, May 23, 2016, 4:53 p.m. CDT

An Autonomous World: Planning the Future of Transit

5

Gained a whole different perspective on how autonomous vehicles can positively affect future transportation and that preparing for the best implementation will take a great deal of forethought

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 10:47 a.m. CDT

Makerhoods: The Power of Funky - Strategies for Growing and Sustaining Artist + Maker Neighborhoods

5

Relevant and fun. Great presenters!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 10:41 a.m. CDT

Ethics at Risk

5

Best session in the program.

Friday, April 15, 2016, 7:55 p.m. CDT

Land Use Law Developments of the Last Year

5

nice format and easy to understand; energetic

Friday, April 15, 2016, 7:50 p.m. CDT

Coltsville: A National Historic Park in the Making

5

great tour

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 3:17 p.m. CST

Planning and Designing for Safe Roadways

4

-part of an emerging and increasingly successful joint event w/ITE.

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 3:04 p.m. CST

Land Use Law Developments of the Last Year

5

-really good format.

Friday, January 22, 2016, 9:36 a.m. CST

Keynote: Love Where You Live

5

I love this speaker - very on point. Had seen him at an ICMA Conference and sent the suggestion in to have him speak to Planners.

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 9:03 a.m. CST

i-Tree: A New Approach to Green Infrastructure Analysis & Planning

5

Fantastically useful for emergency preparedness planning!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016, 3:40 p.m. CST

Keynote: Love Where You Live

5

Excellent keynote. Very inspiring.

Monday, December 28, 2015, 10:12 a.m. CST

Charrette Track: Focus on Economic Development

1

Needed more guidance. Also the maps did not provide much bearing for those not familiar with the community.

Monday, December 28, 2015, 10:11 a.m. CST

Ethics at Risk

5

Enjoyed the rotating panel commentary and presentations

Friday, December 25, 2015, 6:31 p.m. CST

From Boomers to X, Y, Z: What to Know and How to Grow

5

A very unique and fun format that added a lot to the effectiveness of the presentations, great job by all participants!

Friday, December 25, 2015, 6:29 p.m. CST

Form Follows Fun: How Planners Can Enable Vibrant Communities That People Love

5

An excellent and very useful session!

Friday, December 25, 2015, 6:26 p.m. CST

Making Multimodal Matter: Successes from Bottom-Up Inspired Transportation Plans

5

A very useful and informative session with good real-world, practical examples.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 12:38 p.m. CST

Ethics at Risk

5

One of the better ethics sessions I have attended at SNEAPA

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 12:32 p.m. CST

An Autonomous World: Planning the Future of Transit

5

Very interesting and well presented

Monday, December 21, 2015, 12:47 p.m. CST

Keynote: Love Where You Live

4

Great presentation on how we should be making cities fun to visit.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 7:56 a.m. CST

Closing Session: Lessons from SNEAPA 2015

4

Great wrap- up!

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 7:54 a.m. CST

Using Urban Agriculture to Grow Southern New England

4

The case studies were extremely useful.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 7:50 a.m. CST

Development and the Art of Tax Increment Financing (or DIF in MA)

3

This session did not use optimum case studies, but was still useful.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 7:46 a.m. CST

Overcoming Provincialism: How to Plan Regionally Without Sacrificing Local Identity

4

This was very interactive with great panelists.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 1:08 p.m. CST

Keynote: Love Where You Live

5

Excellent rallying talk for Planners

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 3:54 p.m. CST

Restoring Vibrant Downtowns through Highway Transformation in Providence and Hartford

4

Interesting case studies that illuminate different approaches to rebuilding highways in dense urban cores. Technical difficulties reduced impact of presenters' Powerpoint.

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 3:51 p.m. CST

From Boomers to X, Y, Z: What to Know and How to Grow

4

Dynamic game-show presentation exploring various opportunities and challenges of different age groups in the workplace had the crowd in stitches. High energy and enthusiastic presenter!

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 3:49 p.m. CST

Making Multimodal Matter: Successes from Bottom-Up Inspired Transportation Plans

4

Loved hearing how a college town and Boston used very different budgets and resources to manage citizen-focused transportation planning projects.

Thursday, December 10, 2015, 3:46 p.m. CST

An Autonomous World: Planning the Future of Transit

5

Very interesting perspective on the not-so-far future implications of driverless cars. Especially interesting relevant to my work on a highway rebuild project in Hartford.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 2:03 p.m. CST

Land Use Law Developments of the Last Year

5

ALL OF THE SPEAKERS WERE GREAT AND FAST! GAVE VERY GOOD INFORMATION AND UPDATES ON THE LAW..FAVORITES ARE MERRIAM AND SHANSKY.. LOOK FORWARD TO THIS ANNUAL LAND USE LAW UPDATE EVERY YEAR..ONE OF THE BEST ANNUAL PANELS AND VERY USEFUL

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 2 p.m. CST

Pedestrian Friendly Centers: Artful Placemaking

4

AGAIN A VERY PRACTICAL APPROACH USEFUL FOR PLANNERS AND URBAN DESIGNERS..PARTICULARLY ENJOYED WENDY LANDMAN AND HER TALK AND BROCHURE ON "GOOD WALKING IS GOOD BUSINESS"

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 1:58 p.m. CST

A Street Is A Terrible Thing To Waste - Vision Zero and Complete Streets

4

COMPLETE STREETS AND WALKABILITY WERE VERY GOOD TOPICS.. ENJOYED JOHN MASSENGALE PRESENTATION..VERY SPECIFIC AND APPLICABLE

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 1:52 p.m. CST

Form Follows Fun: How Planners Can Enable Vibrant Communities That People Love

4

GREAT HANDOUTS TO USE IN PLANNING.. ESP ENJOYED DELPHA VERY FROM PUTNAM CT. SPEAKER.. AND CHRIS ORTWEIN.. CAME AWAY WITH SOME USEABLE PRACTICES

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 1:50 p.m. CST

Exploring new Paradigms for 21st Century-Placemaking

4

LOVED THE MIX OF PROFESSIONALS (ARCHITECTS, PLANNERS AND PUBLI ART ) EXPLORING WHAT WORKS IN PUBLIC PLACES AND USING HUMAN BEHAVIOR PATTERNS AS A FORM FOLLOWS FUN STRUCTURE...EXCELLENT PANEL AND SHOULD BE REPEATED

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 1:47 p.m. CST

Keynote: Love Where You Live

4

EXCELLENT SPEAKER...DYNAMIC AND THOUGHT PROVOKING IDEAS WERE PRESENTED..

Monday, November 30, 2015, 10:33 a.m. CST

Land Use Law Developments of the Last Year

5

highlight

Monday, November 9, 2015, 11:49 a.m. CST

An Autonomous World: Planning the Future of Transit

4

Good overview of autonomous vehicles and its potential future.

Monday, November 2, 2015, 11:55 a.m. CST

Restoring Vibrant Downtowns through Highway Transformation in Providence and Hartford

5

Excellent speakers who provided useful knowledge and planning strategies to build places of substance.

Monday, November 2, 2015, 11:53 a.m. CST

Closing Session: Lessons from SNEAPA 2015

2

Enjoyable session but did not really add to the planning knowledge in the room, panel of "experts" seems to give only pat answers.

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 9:54 a.m. CDT

Here Comes the Sun! What’s Involved with Siting Solar Energy Projects in Southern New England

4

interesting that so much is happening for solar in MA...what's up with CT?

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 9:53 a.m. CDT

Restoring Vibrant Downtowns through Highway Transformation in Providence and Hartford

4

nice try, but not very comparable physical transportation solutions unless a tunnel is proposed for I-84 and then the comparison of the Big Dig is more appropriate...I-195 was a relocation and did not need to build in same footprint...major difference for surrounding urban setting...

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 9:48 a.m. CDT

Healthy by Design: Improving Public Health through Community Design

4

good topic for planners to get into...

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 9:43 a.m. CDT

Keynote: Love Where You Live

4

interesting about US cities and fun things that are done...fast and enthusiastic speaker

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 11:26 a.m. CDT

Keynote: Love Where You Live

5

Exceptional speaker who clearly knows and understands his topic completely.

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 8:06 p.m. CDT

Ethics at Risk

4

Refreshing approach to a session that can often be boring.

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 3:01 p.m. CDT

Healthy by Design: Improving Public Health through Community Design

5

Speakers did an excellent job of illustrating land use issues related to access to fresh/healthy foods and citing examples where connections have been made to address the problems.

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 2:57 p.m. CDT

Ethics at Risk

5

The video segments produced by Robinson & Cole humorously yet excellently illustrate a variety of issues and expose some of the gray areas that municipal planners face. The challenge was to separate the ethics issues for the planner form the open meeting law issues by the board members.

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 2:53 p.m. CDT

Exploring new Paradigms for 21st Century-Placemaking

5

Great examples of public art and architecture to frame and identify "place".

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 2:51 p.m. CDT

Keynote: Love Where You Live

5

Peter Kageyama delivered the best keynote I have attended in many years - very motivational and inspirational! Now to figure out how to translate the message into the political environmental of New England municipal governance.

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 2:46 p.m. CDT

i-Tree: A New Approach to Green Infrastructure Analysis & Planning

5

Speaker was excellent. Software looks like a useful tool for planners and DPW's to initiate inventories and management plans for street trees and municipal properties.

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