APA Minnesota Chapter

Maple Grove, MN, United States

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Friday, January 10, 2020, 12:12 p.m. CST

Nice Bike Route…but What Does It Connect To? Quantifying, Mapping, and Prioritizing Low-Stress Bicycle Access to Destinations for the St. Louis Park Mobility Action Report

5

Fantastic presentation and speakers! Deb Heiser was a riot! Oh, and I learned a lot, too! Only wish this could have been a little bit longer of a presentation - it was jam packed with information. Could have used about another 10-15 minutes of time.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 10:43 a.m. CST

Ethics Jeopardy!

4

A fun way to present the material.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 10:14 a.m. CST

Bring It Back to the Office: How You Can Support Women in Planning

5

I appreciated the young women perspective.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 10:13 a.m. CST

Mobile Tour - After 50 years of Shoreland Management – How Do Our Shorelands Measure Up?

4

Very fun and informative!

Monday, December 30, 2019, 10:09 a.m. CST

2019 Legislative and Law Overview

2

This could have been presented in a much more fun and inclusive way.

Saturday, December 28, 2019, 2:48 p.m. CST

Mobile Tour - Evolved Humans or Evolved Roads; Creating More Forgiving and Inclusive Roadways

4

Good session and engaging leaders. Breezy Point, while a nice place, is not necessarily the best place to critique real examples and contexts.

Saturday, December 28, 2019, 2:36 p.m. CST

Corridor Urbanism: New Life for Old Corridors

5

No comment-- my own session

Monday, December 2, 2019, 11:05 a.m. CST

The Battle for Midway

5

Great presentation

Monday, December 2, 2019, 11:01 a.m. CST

Mobile Tour - After 50 years of Shoreland Management – How Do Our Shorelands Measure Up?

5

So good to see the shoreland up close and have experts comment

Monday, December 2, 2019, 10:59 a.m. CST

Thursday Luncheon Featuring Minnesota DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen

5

Outstanding presentation and personal stories from Commissioner Strommen

Monday, December 2, 2019, 10:57 a.m. CST

Nice Bike Route…but What Does It Connect To? Quantifying, Mapping, and Prioritizing Low-Stress Bicycle Access to Destinations for the St. Louis Park Mobility Action Report

5

Very good examples from experts

Monday, December 2, 2019, 10:56 a.m. CST

Do it Yourself Development Planning

5

Excellent analysis and explanation of useful tools

Monday, December 2, 2019, 10:55 a.m. CST

What Minnesota Planners Can Learn From the Rest of the Country (and They Can Learn From Us)

5

Excellent examples and overview from three dynamic planners

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 3:29 p.m. CST

Wednesday Welcome Lunch with Breezy Point Mayor Tom Lillehei and Presentation by Jerry Hammer, General Manager of the Minnesota State Fair

5

Really interesting learning the planning and operational activities that go into running the Fair.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:10 p.m. CST

Signs…The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

5

Presented well with lots of examples, extremely relevant to the work I do currently.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:09 p.m. CST

Preventing Displacement During an Affordable Housing Crisis: a deep dive into Minneapolis’ new renter protection ordinances and naturally occurring affordable housing (NOAH) programs

5

Having a personal interest in affordable housing policy and ordinances, I found this very insightful and educational

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:08 p.m. CST

Bring It Back to the Office: How You Can Support Women in Planning

3

As a woman, this didn't feel educational or like anything new. Overall I didn't feel like I learned any new strategies, but maybe would have been more helpful specifically for those looking to be allies for women in the workplace.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:07 p.m. CST

Don’t Fear the Renter: Creating Communications That Resonate with All of Your Community

2

disorganized presentation, not a clear message

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:06 p.m. CST

Rural and Suburban Approaches to Providing Affordable Housing in Scott County

5

excellent presentation on how research is being put into guiding practice in Scott County

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:05 p.m. CST

Thursday Luncheon Featuring Minnesota DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen

4

Good speaker for lunch, gave good overview of her work and how its connected to planners

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:05 p.m. CST

A Genuine Opportunity: Making Opportunity Zones Work for Minnesota Communities

4

very informative, and very specific. this is a complex topic and I felt they did a good job tackling it.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:03 p.m. CST

The Future of Single Family Housing in Planning

5

very relevant topic with lots to learn from the diverse panel and what cities are currently doing in regards to SFH

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:02 p.m. CST

What Minnesota Planners Can Learn From the Rest of the Country (and They Can Learn From Us)

5

Super interesteding to hear both MN's strengths and weaknesses from those that have worked outside the state. Gave a new perspective I may not have otherwise heard.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 12:01 p.m. CST

Here Comes the Neighborhood: Planning for Change in Rural Communities

5

very insightful to hear from both the city and developer perspective. very relevant to the work I currently do

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 11:56 a.m. CST

The Role of Immigration in Planning

3

felt very surface level with not much detail to discussion. I would have loved to see more case studies or policy approaches that communities are currently using.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 2:45 p.m. CDT

The Role of Immigration in Planning

3

Surface level approach, would have liked a deeper dive into the issue in all aspects (political, economic, etc.).

Monday, October 28, 2019, 5:02 p.m. CDT

2019 Legislative and Law Overview

4

It was a great overview but I would've liked to get into more detail on specific law cases.

Friday, October 25, 2019, 3:01 p.m. CDT

Bring It Back to the Office: How You Can Support Women in Planning

5

Great panel!

Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:22 p.m. CDT

Corridor Urbanism: New Life for Old Corridors

1

The presenter forgot to invite his Minnesota co-speaker, all the examples he used were out of state, and he spoke right up to the end of the session and then asked for questions (during the last session of the conference). None of it felt right for our conference.

Friday, October 18, 2019, 6:41 p.m. CDT

Regulating Design: Code development for exterior building materials

5

Very nice presentation that covered the topic from a city planning perspective but was also relevant for those in facilities planning.

Friday, October 18, 2019, 6:13 p.m. CDT

Reconnecting Neighborhoods: A Community-Initiated Process to Improve Crossings of I-94 between Seward and the West Bank in Minneapolis

5

Very good example of truly engaging the public to achieve buy-in and a vision that represents community desires.

Friday, October 18, 2019, 5:21 p.m. CDT

Wednesday Welcome Lunch with Breezy Point Mayor Tom Lillehei and Presentation by Jerry Hammer, General Manager of the Minnesota State Fair

5

A cordial welcome from the mayor and a very informative and enthusiastic presentation from Jerry Hammer.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 11:50 a.m. CDT

Creating an ADU-Friendly City

5

Great program and was one of the most informative of the conference.

Monday, October 14, 2019, 11:59 a.m. CDT

The Battle for Midway

5

dynamic speaker! Made sense of a confusing case.

Monday, October 14, 2019, 11:56 a.m. CDT

Regulating Design: Code development for exterior building materials

4

great analysis of building material durability as well as design

Monday, October 14, 2019, 11:52 a.m. CDT

Don’t Fear the Renter: Creating Communications That Resonate with All of Your Community

4

very dynamic group with great messaging

Monday, October 14, 2019, 11:47 a.m. CDT

Speed Sessions

3

needed a moderator for the overall session -- had to recruit one

Monday, October 14, 2019, 11:27 a.m. CDT

The Future of Single Family Housing in Planning

5

thought-provoking

Monday, October 14, 2019, 11:26 a.m. CDT

What Minnesota Planners Can Learn From the Rest of the Country (and They Can Learn From Us)

4

good interaction with audience

Monday, October 14, 2019, 11:25 a.m. CDT

Creating an ADU-Friendly City

4

useful analysis

Monday, October 14, 2019, 11:23 a.m. CDT

Wednesday Welcome Lunch with Breezy Point Mayor Tom Lillehei and Presentation by Jerry Hammer, General Manager of the Minnesota State Fair

2

generic speech

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 4:10 p.m. CDT

After 50 Years of Marriage, How Is the State-Local Government Shoreland Management Relationship Doing?

5

I thought this was a good session to see the affects of Shoreland Management along MN Lakes. I was disappointed to see so much development along the Lake shoreline and mowing right up to the OHWL. The session gave me even more encouragement to make sure the State's Shoreland Rules are enforced so that our beautiful lakes and natural assets are protected.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 4:13 p.m. CDT

Preventing Displacement During an Affordable Housing Crisis: a deep dive into Minneapolis’ new renter protection ordinances and naturally occurring affordable housing (NOAH) programs

5

I presented this topic with a colleague. We enjoyed the session and participation!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 10:07 a.m. CDT

Regulating Design: Code development for exterior building materials

3

interesting but would never work in our community

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 10:05 a.m. CDT

Balancing and Managing Your Parking Needs

5

Parking in downtowns is a huge issue. nice to hear other viewpoints and solutions

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 10:03 a.m. CDT

Thursday Luncheon Featuring Minnesota DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen

5

She is very passionate and obviously cares about the issues we are facing

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 10:01 a.m. CDT

The Future of Single Family Housing in Planning

5

interesting view points but would never work in greater MN

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 9:59 a.m. CDT

Traffic Studies: Often Required, but What Do They Tell Us?

5

useful information

Friday, October 4, 2019, 10:22 a.m. CDT

The Future of Single Family Housing in Planning

2

The speakers implied that the single family home ownership is racist. I don't believe that this is true. The desire to owning one own property transcends color lines. The policy of allowing a three-plex or fourplex as a permitted use in a single family district is intended to add population growth in Minneapolis and provide more affordable housing opportunities. There was no discussion as to what type of households this type of housing this is intended to attract ( single renters, couples, families ). The household size presents concerns for unit size, healthy living spaces, recreation, parking, etc. but no information was presented. There was no discussion, as to the impact the higher density buildings will have on the remain owner occupied single family homes. Will there be impact on house values, resale, the private enjoyment of their house and yards, when the density next door is tripled or quadrupled on same size lot as the single family home. This data must have been researched to have this policy progress to this point. What is the anticipated result of introduction of a higher density building on a neighborhood of single family homes? The presenters gave us no indications of the performance standards for the higher density housing product to be built on a single family lot (setbacks, building height, unit size, parking , amenities) that would describe the product for the adjoining home owners. Current, home owners have no idea as to what to expect. The City has not outlined parking requirements for the higher density units. Past discussion, indicated that they would rely on mass transit. As evidenced on Minneapolis streets, they already have a parking problem and even a bigger problem during snow emergencies. Even daily transit users own cars and these must be parked somewhere. Increasing densities will add to his existing parking problem. Finally, one of the presenters suggested that making these higher density building a permitted use in the single family zoning district avoids the need for rezoning. This is an attempt to avoid a public hearing and runs contrary to the AICP ethics of encouraging public participation and transparent planning practices. It seems to me, that there are areas of Minneapolis that are ripe for redevelopment , area with amenities (parks, transit, nearby commercial) and sites with space to accommodate higher density housing. That targeting these area seems more appropriate that a blanket allowance across all single family zoning districts. All the Metro suburbs enjoyed growth due to the out migration of the upper and middle class families from Minneapolis and St. Paul seeking affordable and move up single family housing opportunities. With no protection of single family neighborhoods, this trend may be a result. The presentation stresses a philosophy to correct a social ill, however, I was disappointed that their was no presentation of the empirical research that would demonstrate that theses steps will lead to their imagined outcome. No assurance that is will contribute to a healthy and sustainable city.

Thursday, October 3, 2019, 10:43 a.m. CDT

The Battle for Midway

5

Litigation is expensive. Ambiguous legislation is even more so.

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