APA Connecticut Chapter

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 9:24 a.m. CDT

Special Conference Session - Utilizing APA’s Housing and Equity Policies in Your Community, Region, and State

5

Probably the most useful session of the conference. Great info, and a good opportunity to have a candid discussion.

Saturday, May 25, 2019, 7:57 a.m. CDT

Building a Municipal Broadband Solution

4

not necessarily germane to my community, but very helpful in hearing how creative thinking results in solutions that provide a service outside the "mainstream"

Saturday, May 25, 2019, 7:54 a.m. CDT

Keynote Address - Dar Williams: Harnessing the Power of "Positive Proximity" in Your Community

5

very interesting perspective from a "lay" person who clearly has a planners streak running through her veins

Thursday, March 7, 2019, 9:43 a.m. CST

Keynote: Who’s at the Table? Working with Communities and Across Sectors

5

The team of keynote presenters was amazing and worked so well together to deliver their presentation.

Monday, January 28, 2019, 11:08 a.m. CST

Beating the Odds: Overcoming the Obstacles that Face Economically Challenged Downtown Mixed-Use Projects

5

Excellent!

Monday, January 28, 2019, 10:57 a.m. CST

Thinking Outside the Traditional Downtown Box

4

Delpha Very was excellent!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 11:14 a.m. CST

Real Estate Law for Planners

5

Excellent information not typically offered to planners. Please do this again.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018, 11:08 a.m. CST

Building a Municipal Broadband Solution

4

unique and interesting

Monday, December 3, 2018, 8:18 a.m. CST

When Does Good Design Become the Enemy of Great Design?

1

Didn't learn anything new, session was not as described. we practices design review, didn't not learn ways to improve design review/what elements to negotiate over/know how big an ask was.

Monday, December 3, 2018, 8:15 a.m. CST

Land Use Law Developments of the Last Year

5

Add this case to next year's list: https://www.universalhub.com/2018/court-not-clowning-around-it-approves-small

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 9:42 a.m. CST

Keynote Address - Dar Williams: Harnessing the Power of "Positive Proximity" in Your Community

5

Great Keynote! Someone outside the traditional land use planning community with a very relevant perspective!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 10:08 a.m. CST

Land Use Law Developments of the Last Year

5

Their good natured banter was a welcome light touch for what can be a complex and broad area of planning.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 9:49 a.m. CST

Keynote Address - Dar Williams: Harnessing the Power of "Positive Proximity" in Your Community

5

Dar's music brought such a great atmosphere to the key note. Being from the area adds to her appeal.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 9:47 a.m. CST

Score Points for Your Planning - Embrace Equity, Economy, and the Environment in Sustainable CT

5

The breadth and generality are an advantage when using this framework to analyze where your town is on the sustainability spectrum and where the community wants to go. Speakers were engaging and credible.

Monday, November 26, 2018, 2:10 p.m. CST

When Does Good Design Become the Enemy of Great Design?

5

very well presented

Monday, November 26, 2018, 2:07 p.m. CST

Reinventing and Reconnecting Hartford’s Union Station Area

5

Interesting history lesson

Monday, November 26, 2018, 2:05 p.m. CST

Seeing the 'Unseen' in Devens, MA - A Biometric Study to Understand the ‘Unconscious' Human Experience of a New Development

5

Excellent

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 10:10 a.m. CST

Keynote Address - Dar Williams: Harnessing the Power of "Positive Proximity" in Your Community

5

How creative to bring the artists perspective to planning, especially such a local gal!

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 10:01 a.m. CST

Score Points for Your Planning - Embrace Equity, Economy, and the Environment in Sustainable CT

4

This may prove to be a good, broad-based tool for planning analysis and POCD updates.

Friday, November 9, 2018, 11:02 a.m. CST

Special Conference Session - Site Plan Review Workshop

4

Great review session. Traffic focused

Friday, November 9, 2018, 10:51 a.m. CST

Mobile Workshop: Making Meriden - From Flood Detention and Brownfield Remediation to a Downtown Resurgence and a New Commuter Rail TOD

5

Great session

Friday, November 9, 2018, 10:48 a.m. CST

Let's Talk About It - How Canton, MA is Leveraging Redevelopment of a Former Industrial Site to Create a Mixed-Use Destination Rooted in Its Past

5

Very good session on historical brownfield redevelopment

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 2:45 p.m. CST

Land Use Law Developments of the Last Year

5

My favorite session of SNEAPA every year!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 2:44 p.m. CST

Keynote Address - Dar Williams: Harnessing the Power of "Positive Proximity" in Your Community

1

This did not appeal to me.

Friday, November 2, 2018, 11:58 a.m. CDT

A Transformational Approach to Economic Development

4

The program was put together well and CERC does a great job with limited resources.

Friday, November 2, 2018, 11:57 a.m. CDT

So, You Want to Finance a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Project?

3

The program was interesting to learn about but the present administration is contorting the program to allow for rural development that conflicts with the program's intent under the previous administration.

Friday, November 2, 2018, 10:16 a.m. CDT

Mobile Workshop: Walking Tour - From Constitution Plaza to UConn - Exploring 50 Years of Planning & Architecture in Connecticut’s Capital City

5

I enjoyed the insights and perspectives of the workshop leaders about the evolution of the city, with the timing building off the lunchtime comments of the Mayor and his wife about the vision for the future. A very different place than the city I remember from my childhood as the place you might visit for events but not hang around.

Friday, November 2, 2018, 10:08 a.m. CDT

Seeing the 'Unseen' in Devens, MA - A Biometric Study to Understand the ‘Unconscious' Human Experience of a New Development

5

I see many purposes and applications for this emulation software, but need to figure out how to budget for it. Perhaps some larger coalition among regional planning agencies, universities and towns?

Friday, November 2, 2018, 10:05 a.m. CDT

Keynote Address - Dar Williams: Harnessing the Power of "Positive Proximity" in Your Community

5

An excellent perspective and discussion on the interaction of art and planning.

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 1:31 p.m. CDT

Real Estate Law for Planners

5

From defeasible titles to servitudes and covenants to avigation (i.e. flight path) easements and the more familiar warranty deeds and public rights of way, this session was a land-use geek's delight.

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 1:21 p.m. CDT

How Municipalities Can Facilitate Affordable and Workforce Housing

4

In addition to infill development, deed restrictions, and public subsidies, this session adeptly explored unconventional methods for providing affordable housing that included open-space preservation and development of as few as two to five units at one time in communities that have been resistant to the production of work force housing.

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 12:31 p.m. CDT

Regulating Marijuana Sale and Use in Your Town

4

Very informative

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 11:27 a.m. CDT

The Last Mile - Bicycle and Pedestrian Connections to Transit

4

Public engagement, data collection, design review, and identification of bike and ped impediments combined with creative as well as obvious solutions to the last-mile problem were thoughtfully presented elements that lead to success in the implementation of transit oriented development.

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 11:17 a.m. CDT

Seeing the 'Unseen' in Devens, MA - A Biometric Study to Understand the ‘Unconscious' Human Experience of a New Development

5

Extraordinary presentations about the use of biometrics such as eye tracking and the exploitation of fixation points as well as employing geometry to inform urban design.

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 11:12 a.m. CDT

Keynote Address - Dar Williams: Harnessing the Power of "Positive Proximity" in Your Community

5

While no trained as a professional planner, Ms. Williams presented powerful insights about community building and civic engagement.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 12:46 p.m. CDT

Innovative Tools for Promoting Healthy Community Design

4

MASSDOT is leading the way with their HDM and their integration of health into the project selection policies.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 12:26 p.m. CDT

Re-Envisioning A Post-Industrial City Through Urban Agriculture

3

Interesting to see how the speakers dealt with environmental and noxious use issues when related to urban ag.

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 5:58 p.m. CDT

Impacts of Communication on Ethics in Planning

3

Both presenters were good, and again the material was complex in so far as the issues were concerned.. there were some good questions and answers and I think the Massachusetts MAPC has a difficult job but at least they are moving forward.. Really don't like getting this Ethics session at the end of the day on a Friday afternoon at 5pm trying to get out the city .. unbearable traffic...not a good idea to schedule up to 5pm for any session

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 5:54 p.m. CDT

When Does Good Design Become the Enemy of Great Design?

5

Great Interactive presentations for audience members to weigh in on designs of buildings in Providence and Allentown.. I think the Providence one was very well done and the finished project incorporated a lot of good elements while preserving the historic building.. Not so in Allentown.. the final design I don't think was a good one in both mass and materials.and the historic buildings were lost..

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 5:51 p.m. CDT

Sidewalks, Alive with Community!

3

Liked the Danbury sidewalk program to bring in entertainment, food trucks and farmers markets and getting the business community employees to use these during lunch hours.. The design of the sidewalks and parks integrating activities was a useful design idea.. Ben Carlson and PJ Prunty gave good presentations, although the Danbury example was more relevant for the sizeof communities I work with . the Medical complex was interesting.

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 5:47 p.m. CDT

Citizen Participation and Engagement in a Diverse and Sometimes Skeptical City

4

Steve Kleppin and his team were very clear and honest about what worked and what didn't work in updating their POCD for Norwalk.. some good points about their research and surveys used and what perception of problems(i.e. Parking deficiency people thought existed) and what really the parking supply was.. Interesting inter-departmental coordination with Parking authority and Redevelopment agency working with P&Z;

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 5:42 p.m. CDT

Right-Sizing Affordable Housing Projects for Your Community

4

very good presenters and material; esp JocelynAyer whose examples were very useful for smaller towns and reuse of existing housing units for affordable housing makes a lot of sense and is more of the "scattered Housing type" throughout the towns and cities and not concentrated in one development only.

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 5:33 p.m. CDT

Land Use Law Developments of the Last Year

3

Presenters were very good but each did not have enough time to give more details and answer questions on the cases they presented and applicability to Ct. cases next time fewer cases and more details on the technical legal issues..would be helpful

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 5:29 p.m. CDT

Thinking Outside the Traditional Downtown Box

4

Great ideas came out of this session-eep WORK_SPACE in Manchester Ct- which we might try in other towns.. Also the Complex performing arts center in Putnam was a creative design idea.. Presenters were clear and concise.

Friday, October 26, 2018, 10:09 a.m. CDT

Impacts of Communication on Ethics in Planning

3

It was good to go through the scenarios, although I felt we didn't have the proper foundation established for discussing sensitive issues of race.

Friday, October 26, 2018, 10:05 a.m. CDT

Reconnecting US Route 1 to People

4

The detailed look at the field conditions review process was very interesting.

Friday, October 26, 2018, 10:03 a.m. CDT

Living Long Wharf - Coastal Resiliency, Community Engagement, and Responsible Economic Planning

5

The plans for Long Wharf are fascinating and so well-thought out, and it was great as a resident and planner in New Haven to learn more about them.

Friday, October 26, 2018, 10:01 a.m. CDT

Citizen Participation and Engagement in a Diverse and Sometimes Skeptical City

4

It was interesting to learn about what's going on in Norwalk!

Friday, October 26, 2018, 9:58 a.m. CDT

The Last Mile - Bicycle and Pedestrian Connections to Transit

4

I liked the group activity, especially since it involved maps!

Friday, October 26, 2018, 9:57 a.m. CDT

Start with Planning - CCAPA’s Insights and Technical Focus on the Connecticut Recovery

4

I'm glad that the CCAPA is making this effort to build frameworks around important planning issues.

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