APA Connecticut Chapter

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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.

Friday, October 26, 2018, 9:55 a.m. CDT

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

5

Dar Williams was amazing. I'm so glad planners have discovered her.

Friday, October 26, 2018, 9:50 a.m. CDT

Transit and Transit-Oriented Development in the Naugatuck Valley - Restoring Balance to Connecticut’s Most Neglected Corridor

4

I enjoyed the small group activity!

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 3:01 p.m. CDT

Special Conference Session - Site Plan Review Workshop

5

A great refresher course!

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 2:58 p.m. CDT

Land Use Law Developments of the Last Year

5

These annual check-ins of interesting land use cases are so interesting, especially because they are so applicable to your own experiences in municipal government.

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 2:41 p.m. CDT

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

4

What a neat project! It was so interesting to hear the challenges for the developer and Town when it came to how it approached the community and its boards.

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 2:26 p.m. CDT

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

5

It's always nice to see and hear about citizen planners using their media to "plan" communities.

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 2:20 p.m. CDT

Re-Envisioning A Post-Industrial City Through Urban Agriculture

5

This was a great first session of the conference to attend. It was neat to see a first hand experience of a town hiring consultants for this particular concept and hear about the challenges that the consultants and community faced when discussing agriculture.

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 10:18 a.m. CDT

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

4

Excellent presentation on the power of biometrics to influence personal behavior and its application to planning.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 12:01 p.m. CDT

Citizen Participation and Engagement in a Diverse and Sometimes Skeptical City

5

I felt this was a relatable presentation with valuable suggestions on community outreach.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 11:56 a.m. CDT

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

5

This was incredible guest speaker, I really enjoyed having a non-planning perspective of the built environment.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 9:37 a.m. CDT

When Does Good Design Become the Enemy of Great Design?

5

Excellent session! Probably the best of the conference. Really great examples of Design Review and how it impacts large developments in cities. Bob Azar's presentation on the Edge College Hill development proposal in Providence was eye opening.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 9:34 a.m. CDT

Special Conference Session - Site Plan Review Workshop

2

Not a great session. A little too focused on engineering schematics and not enough on the plan review process in my opinion. A lot of important aspects of site plan review were left out of this presentation.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 9:30 a.m. CDT

Citizen Participation and Engagement in a Diverse and Sometimes Skeptical City

5

Good presentation on the city's multi plan outreach and social media platform uses.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 9:16 a.m. CDT

The Malden River - Connections and Collaborations

3

Presentation was fine but the premise is very infriendly to businesses. When asked about it, their attitude was that the businesses have no choice, they have to spend the money to create the trail and access to the water on their private property. In this case one business would have to pay about $1.5M to put the trail in. This is a disincentive to stay in that location and also devalues the property for the next owner, if the current owner needed to leave because the expense and/or fines may put them out of business or cause them to look at re-configuring their operations to accommodate the work done at that site somewhere else where they don't have to provide the land, pay $1.5M plus hold the liability. Access to water is great and the fact that in the process the river was cleaned up is also great but if the business goes out and people lose their jobs was it worth it?

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 9:07 a.m. CDT

Citizen Participation and Engagement in a Diverse and Sometimes Skeptical City

5

Since it costs so much to do it is unlikely many communities would do this but it was interesting to see how it was done. I think parts of it could be done on an affordable basis.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 10:40 p.m. CDT

Real Estate Law for Planners

5

There was a lot of great information in this session but too much to cover.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 10:36 p.m. CDT

How Municipalities Can Facilitate Affordable and Workforce Housing

5

Presentation was very well done.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 10:31 p.m. CDT

Special Conference Session - Site Plan Review Workshop

4

Session would have been more interesting if it had a participatory component or exercise.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 10:26 p.m. CDT

Encouraging Neighborhood Revitalization and Sustainability Through Urban Agriculture

3

Session context was good but presentation was not well organized between the speakers.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 10:23 p.m. CDT

Right-Sizing Affordable Housing Projects for Your Community

4

Session focus was on affordable rental housing projects, it would be nice to have a future session on affordable home ownership projects.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 10:12 p.m. CDT

Building a Municipal Broadband Solution

5

My favorite session of the conference! Interesting topic, well prepared and knowledgeable practitioners.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 4:31 p.m. CDT

Special Conference Session - Can We Meet? Mastering Successful Meetings

5

Best session at the conference, would like to see an expanded session next year featuring just Jennifer West.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 11:12 a.m. CDT

Role-Play - Implementing Nature-Based Climate Resilience Projects

4

I was hoping this would provide more info on resilience tools that could be applied in multiple contexts - was very coastal focused and specific projects.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 11:09 a.m. CDT

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

3

Lovely performance, and an interesting view of how the public interact with/experience the work we do and understand our field.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 10:46 a.m. CDT

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

5

A novel concept to the keynote address. Ms. Williams was both entertaining and enlightening in her address to the membership. I feel she helped me to engage the right side of my brain to see community in a new way through the travelling minstrel's lens.

Monday, October 22, 2018, 2:42 p.m. CDT

Building a Municipal Broadband Solution

5

great to hear about the great work our chapter is doing

Monday, October 22, 2018, 2:41 p.m. CDT

Special Conference Session - Can We Meet? Mastering Successful Meetings

5

excellent suggestions. Chris Smith was excellent.

Monday, October 22, 2018, 2:39 p.m. CDT

Land Use Law Developments of the Last Year

3

would have preferred to hear about more regional cases

Monday, October 22, 2018, 2:37 p.m. CDT

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

4

Good information about how APA policy guides are developed

Monday, October 22, 2018, 2:35 p.m. CDT

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

3

Good info, particularly financial example, but not broadly applicable to many communities.

Monday, October 22, 2018, 2:33 p.m. CDT

Right-Sizing Affordable Housing Projects for Your Community

5

Outstanding session. Very good case studies and information.

Monday, October 22, 2018, 2:23 p.m. CDT

Land Use Law Developments of the Last Year

4

Always one of the highlights of the SNEAPA conference.

Monday, October 22, 2018, 2:18 p.m. CDT

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

4

A little rushed, but a lot of good information

Monday, October 22, 2018, 2:17 p.m. CDT

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

4

Dar was terrific.

Monday, October 22, 2018, 2:03 p.m. CDT

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

5

Great overview of how to finance transformative projects when traditional financing doesn't work.

Monday, October 22, 2018, 2:01 p.m. CDT

Citizen Participation and Engagement in a Diverse and Sometimes Skeptical City

5

I found this session to be very relevant to the city where I work and it had great examples of engagement techniques.

Monday, October 22, 2018, 1:37 p.m. CDT

Land Use Law Developments of the Last Year

5

always well presented and well thought out

Monday, October 22, 2018, 1:36 p.m. CDT

Thinking Outside the Traditional Downtown Box

5

well organized presentation

Monday, October 22, 2018, 1:03 p.m. CDT

Impacts of Communication on Ethics in Planning

5

One of the best sessions on ethics that I've attended. Real world situations.

Monday, October 22, 2018, 1 p.m. CDT

Innovative Tools for Promoting Healthy Community Design

5

It was my first session this topic and I was very pleased with the presentations and level of expertise and experience of the presenters. Very important topic and this was an excellent event.

Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:53 p.m. CDT

Encouraging Neighborhood Revitalization and Sustainability Through Urban Agriculture

5

Very well done. Definitely broadened my perspective on urban agriculture.

Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:48 p.m. CDT

Reinventing and Reconnecting Hartford’s Union Station Area

5

Really enjoyed this one, especially as a Connecticut resident.

Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:39 p.m. CDT

Mini Plans with Many Partners - Forming Collaborative Partnerships and Manageable Action Plans to Kick-Start Complete Streets Implementation

5

Very well done. Panelists were well prepared and each brought their own perspective and experience to the topic.

Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:35 p.m. CDT

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

Really enjoyed this one. The dynamics of the projects evolution was particularly interesting.

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