APA Oregon Chapter

West Linn, OR, United States

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Thursday, February 13, 2020, 3:45 p.m. CST

Reimagining the Public Realm in the Era of 5G Rollout

4

Very interesting discussion on a topic not well dealt with by most planners.

Thursday, February 13, 2020, 3:44 p.m. CST

The Three Amigos Summarize the Case Law that You Need to Know

5

Always good. Unfortunately they never have adequate time to cover all the cases.

Thursday, February 13, 2020, 3:40 p.m. CST

Middle Housing in Oregon: How to Implement HB 2001

4

Good summary.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 9:35 p.m. CST

Small Town and Rural Code Updates – Challenges & Triumphs

2

A disappointing informercial for the DLCD/ODOT TGM grant program, a program of which I was already familiar. Every example was not only a TGM example, but also seemed to result in codes that though improved were weak tea. Lastly, the examples lacked clear examples of images or texts of codes before and after.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 9:32 p.m. CST

Thursday Keynote Lunch - Creating Specific Remedies for Specific Harms

3

The speaker was politically timely and relevant by speaking to the social justice issues of the day at local levels, but evaded what, if anything, the speaker had actually done in office.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 9:30 p.m. CST

Livability and Resilience: A Vision for the City of John Day

4

I was skeptical, but the speakers, slides, and print materials including the economic development booklet conveyed that John Day really is making lemons into lemonade. If it did it , my city can do it.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 9:29 p.m. CST

Exactions 101: Nexus and Rough Proportionality

4

Provocative and often inadvertently amusing. Fascinating for the collision of case law, technical ideas, and what city planners actually do and need to do in daily work. A drawback is that the Eugene staff never mentioned what was long public news, that the city adopted best practices because it got into severe legal troubles in recent years. Admitting it and more importantly speaking to how the city leverage that into changing staff practices would've been a great lesson for the audience. The slide quotes from staff reports were useful, but also were examples of clunky writing.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 9:24 p.m. CST

Local Funding and Incentives for Housing

4

Wonky but clear and giving food for thought. The City of Newport rep was most helpful in explaining what monies small cities can leverage.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 9:21 p.m. CST

Cluster Housing: The Next Generation

4

The Milwaukie case study was enlightening.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 9:21 p.m. CST

Offering More Than Shelter

4

Andrew Heben of SquareOne was most helpful in conveying a social services provider's point of view.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 6:02 p.m. CST

The Many Voices of River Road

5

Very good. This project illustrates the important linkages between land use and transportation. Good questions from the audience.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 5:58 p.m. CST

Planning Under (Eagle Creek) Fire

4

Very interesting. The small-group discussion wasn't that helpful.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 5:56 p.m. CST

Exactions 101: Nexus and Rough Proportionality

5

Well done. Very useful. A good review of takings jurisprudence.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 5:54 p.m. CST

Planning for a Planet on Fire

5

Well done. Very interesting.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 5:53 p.m. CST

Making the Most of Middle Housing

5

Well done. Very interesting.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 5:52 p.m. CST

Revitalizing a Corridor: Turning Conflict into Consensus

5

Very interesting. I appreciate the speakers' effort in preparing this presention.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 5:50 p.m. CST

Water Planning and Land Use Planning

5

A good review of Oregon water law basics.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 11:21 a.m. CST

ALIGNMENT! CLT Rising in Hillsboro, Oregon

5

Great presentation with the use of speakers from all segments of the process. Speakers were well prepared and moderator did an excellent job of moving the presentation along and keeping speakers on point.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 11:17 a.m. CST

The Finer Art of Parking

5

An outstanding speaker and presentation. Jeff knows what he is talking about and is passionate about the subject. Many interesting takeaways. I have shared information from this session more than any other in recent memory.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 11:11 a.m. CST

Thursday Keynote Lunch - Creating Specific Remedies for Specific Harms

5

A great speaker in general and enjoyed hearing from someone outside of our region. A very fresh perspective of artist turned politician.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 11:08 a.m. CST

Managing the Message; Planning with Powerful Stories

5

Great presentation and great practical takeaways. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 5:03 p.m. CST

Top 10 Appealable Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

5

Terrific nuts and bolts material.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 5:02 p.m. CST

The Three Amigos Summarize the Case Law that You Need to Know

5

The best land use case law review in the State of Oregon. So sorry I missed the 2019 show and the end of an era!

Monday, December 30, 2019, 4:58 p.m. CST

Tiny Houses – the Legal Landscape for Innovative Housing

4

Timely topic. Good panel that represented many of the players in the industry.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 2:13 p.m. CST

The Finer Art of Parking

5

Very interesting. Well done, city of Eugene!

Monday, December 30, 2019, 2:11 p.m. CST

Pathways to Planning

5

Very enjoyable presentation.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 2:08 p.m. CST

Mapping the Budget

5

Excellent!

Friday, December 27, 2019, 6:27 p.m. CST

Planning for Equity: Policy into Action

4

Liked the "hands on" small group exercize.

Thursday, December 26, 2019, 11:34 p.m. CST

Exactions 101: Nexus and Rough Proportionality

5

Excellent presentation of exactions and how the City of Eugene deals with conditions of approval and findings within their staff reports.

Thursday, December 26, 2019, 11:13 p.m. CST

True Stories From the Trenches - Ethics Lightning Round

5

I thought the format, stories of ethical situations, from each speaker was fantastic! I look forward to more ethics sessions using this format.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 6:31 p.m. CST

Keynote: Richard Rothstein

5

Extremely knowedgeable!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 2:48 p.m. CST

True Stories From the Trenches - Ethics Lightning Round

5

always good to get refreshed and to hear from other planners.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 2:47 p.m. CST

Reimagining the Public Realm in the Era of 5G Rollout

4

Less relevant for me personally, but still interesting and good to know.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 2:46 p.m. CST

The Three Amigos Summarize the Case Law that You Need to Know

5

sad that this will be the last year for Ed.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 2:46 p.m. CST

Planning Goals: Balancing Housing and Environmental Protections

5

very relevant to my work.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 2:45 p.m. CST

2019 Legislative Update

5

always interesting. didn't know climate change was that hot a topic in OR at the state level.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 2:44 p.m. CST

Middle Housing in Oregon: How to Implement HB 2001

5

Good presenters, relevant and timely

Monday, December 23, 2019, 11:14 a.m. CST

Equitable Urban Renewal for Maximum Community Benefit

3

Interesting digitization of community values and laudable outreach effort. Knowing how the City selected projects and messaged this would have been useful for other agencies to replicate.

Monday, December 23, 2019, 11:10 a.m. CST

Coastal Planning Showcase: Legislation, Preparation, Adaptation, + Resiliency

5

Interesting discussion of infrastructure investment and employee training and how to numerically evaluate equity practices.

Monday, December 23, 2019, 11:04 a.m. CST

Livability and Resilience: A Vision for the City of John Day

5

Amazing example of creative vision, objective-based plan, fundraising and positive feedback loop public project.

Monday, December 23, 2019, 11:03 a.m. CST

Exactions 101: Nexus and Rough Proportionality

5

Speakers provided a great framework for exaction concepts and various applied case studies.

Monday, December 23, 2019, 11:01 a.m. CST

Planning for a Planet on Fire

5

Speakers provided a hierarchy of GHG-reducing infrastructure and described how to obtain public support for a framework plan and how to integrate design for climate change.

Monday, December 23, 2019, 10:59 a.m. CST

Planning’s Climate Action Future – What now

5

Speakers provided a great summary of agency purview and actions needed.

Monday, December 23, 2019, 10:54 a.m. CST

Revitalizing a Corridor: Turning Conflict into Consensus

5

Lessons learned were well presented. I appreciate the number of tangible and replicable recommendations that others could implement.

Monday, December 23, 2019, 10:49 a.m. CST

Water Planning and Land Use Planning

5

Presenters were quite knowledgeable and presented information in a linear fashion.

Sunday, December 22, 2019, 1:23 p.m. CST

True Stories From the Trenches - Ethics Lightning Round

5

I liked the "lightning round" approach where multiple speakers talked about a variety of ethical issues from their lived experience.

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 10:01 a.m. CST

Middle Housing in Oregon: How to Implement HB 2001

5

Most beneficial session. The examples from other municipalities was really helpful.

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 10 a.m. CST

Planning Goals: Balancing Housing and Environmental Protections

3

Was a tad hard to follow the ideas of the speakers and what the implications were.

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 9:59 a.m. CST

Reimagining the Public Realm in the Era of 5G Rollout

3

Medford already did the needed updates, however learned how we can improve.

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 9:58 a.m. CST

True Stories From the Trenches - Ethics Lightning Round

5

Great discussion, appreciated the real examples.

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