APA New Jersey Chapter

Newark, NJ, United States

3.80

(15703 reviews)

5 star 24%
4 star 41%
3 star 27%
2 star 5%
1 star 1%
0 star 1%

Comments

1 - 50 of 197 Next >

Wednesday, November 22, 2017, 11:34 a.m. CST

(S-6) 50 Years of Section 106 Review: The Re-Visioning of New Jersey’s Past

4

Section 106 Reviews were one of the first tasks I was given when I began working in government 2 decades ago. it was an interesting look at what reviews have found in NJ.

Friday, July 14, 2017, 11:09 a.m. CDT

FD2: How to Use Data to Inform Economic Development Decisions

5

Informative discussion regarding the types of data that can be purchased to inform economic development decisions and how to apply that data in development scenarios.

Friday, July 14, 2017, 10:29 a.m. CDT

FD3: Priority Investment in Sustainable Development and Redevelopment, Lessons from Somerset County

4

Detailed overview of the PGIA (CEDS) for Somerset County NJ with PowerPoint presentation including data and maps.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 1:14 p.m. CDT

Municipal Funding for Open Space

2

I was expecting information that was far more current than what this session provided. It was a review of municipal open space funding that anyone who has been in New Jersey for more than a year knew.

Monday, May 15, 2017, 3:35 p.m. CDT

Urban Planners as Community Healers through Art-Making

5

Excellent examples of community-based projects that brought people together in various under-served communities around the country and had lasting impact on the pedestrian, economic and aesthetic environment. Real-world examples of what it took to overcome political opposition, build trust among local partners, and to forge sustainable plans for continuing the positive impacts of art installations in urban areas.

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 2:52 p.m. CDT

FH3: ETHICS – Orbit City: We Have a Problem

5

I always enjoy these ethics presentations and Debbie Alaimo Lawlor always does a great job. I last attended one of her ethics presentations in Saratoga Springs, NY for the Northeast Chapter 2015 APA Conference.

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 2:45 p.m. CDT

FC2: If You Can't Get There It Doesn't Exist: What Mobility Delivers

5

This was a great, straight-forward presentation on a pressing topic. Many people are disabled and we all grow older. All of us - all of us - will eventually have mobility issues and planning needs to address that.

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 2:41 p.m. CDT

FF1: Rethinking the Traditional TOD Concept with an Untraditional Land Use

5

I loved this alternative take on the TOD concept. Great, great discussion! This concept needs much more consideration and exploration by New Jersey planners!!

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 2:26 p.m. CDT

TD3: Celebrating 50 Years: Looking Back & Forward for the Bloustein Planning Program

5

As a member of the Bloustein faculty I am, of course biased, but this was a fun event. I hope we do something similar next year!

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 2:19 p.m. CDT

TB2: Re-Purposing Suburban Office Parks -- a Step-by-Step Guide

5

This was truly one of the better sessions I attended. New Jersey has such a glut of office space and so much of it is vacant - inviting blight - that re-purposing them is a major concern.

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 2:11 p.m. CDT

TC1: Mount Laurel: A Status Update

5

This was an excellent update on Mt. Laurel. As someone who used to attend the COAH meetings back in the late 1980s I appreciated the update!

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 10:36 a.m. CDT

TH1: Building Capacity to Advance Science-Informed Resilience Planning

5

Great presentation and great work

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 1:23 p.m. CDT

FE3: Complete Streets in New Jersey, From Concept to Construction: A Transformation in Millburn and a Sneak Peek at the NJ Complete Street Design Guide

4

While I learned that Millburn's project is not actually Complete Streets - it does not include bikes- I found their project planning, engineering and construction history quite interesting.

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 1:14 p.m. CDT

FB2: The Politics of Redevelopment

4

Politics is in everything. and these speakers reemphasized that.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 4:46 p.m. CDT

SESSION 15: Keynote: Making Home: Race, Nature and Stories of Future Belonging

2

Bad tech issues with remote /skype presentation (audio)

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 1:11 p.m. CST

TC1: Mount Laurel: A Status Update

5

Excellent

Friday, March 3, 2017, 12:18 p.m. CST

FG2: Creative Placemaking: Metrics that Matter

3

Needed Photographs and other graphics badly in order to illustrate what they were presenting. Consequently, there was little connection between the spoken word and the physical changes they were talking about.

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 8:54 a.m. CST

FC3 Infrastructure Report Card: How Was It Done & How Can We Use it?

5

Really interesting session. Important work being done on infrastructure assessments.

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 8:46 a.m. CST

TC1: Mount Laurel: A Status Update

5

Solid session.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10:54 a.m. CST

TH3: Reshaping Coastal Development in Response to Risk

4

A good if uneven discussion of both recovery response to Super Storm Sandy and the need for resiliency planning as the state attempts to balance recovery and sustainability.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10:48 a.m. CST

TG2: Batman vs Superman: Land Use vs Transportation Planning

4

It was an interesting discussion of a broad range topics involving transportation impacts on planning and vice versa.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 3:23 p.m. CST

TG2: Batman vs Superman: Land Use vs Transportation Planning

5

Great discussion!

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 1:13 p.m. CST

TD1: MLUL Reform: Has the Time Finally Come?

5

Valuable exploration of alternatives, options and proposals for amendments to the NJ Municipal Land Use Law. Good cross-section of speakers who brought a variety of view-points to the discussion. Also, great audience interaction.

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 8:50 a.m. CST

FH3: ETHICS – Orbit City: We Have a Problem

4

Speakers kept the audience involved and thinking.

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 8:40 a.m. CST

FF1: Rethinking the Traditional TOD Concept with an Untraditional Land Use

5

Excellent perspective on re-purposing outdated shopping centers.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 12:32 p.m. CST

FB1: Tactical Urbanism!

5

Best session of the whole conference. Actual information I could use in my smaller, non North Jersey suburb.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 12:29 p.m. CST

FH3: ETHICS – Orbit City: We Have a Problem

5

I think the ethical issues posed were simple. More complex situations could be useful.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 12:26 p.m. CST

TB3: Financing and Incentive Programs in Redevelopment Areas

4

Interesting ideas for redevelopment. Leslie is an amazing leader.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 12:19 p.m. CST

TC2: Achieving Compliance Through Effective Housing Plans

5

More people should have attended this session. Very informative.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 9:06 a.m. CST

TB1: Getting the Most out of Redevelopment

5

Interesting discussion of PILOTs and how pending legislation might change them. Also, good coverage of the cost of building structured parking and how parking standards should reflect availability of nearby public parking and street parking.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 8:43 a.m. CST

FE1: Camden: An Unprecedented Urban Renaissance

5

I had no idea so many projects were underway in Camden

Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 8:40 a.m. CST

TC3: Leveraging Partnerships to Develop Affordable Housing

5

Panelists represented a variety of perspectives and partner types -- state government (NJHMFA), municipalities (City of Orange), non-profits, developers.

Monday, February 6, 2017, 9:07 p.m. CST

TC1: Mount Laurel: A Status Update

5

Overall, a good session. Speakers were a bit biased towards pro-development. Whereas the other side was only represented by Mr. Surenian and the moderator.

Monday, February 6, 2017, 6:50 a.m. CST

FH3: ETHICS – Orbit City: We Have a Problem

3

Some of the examples given are terrible! I liked the discussion and found it helpful.

Monday, February 6, 2017, 6:48 a.m. CST

FE2: Designing for On-Demand Mobility: Autonomous Vehicles, Uber/Lyft & A Changing World

4

This is very interesting - I really liked that a representative of Uber was on the panel.

Monday, February 6, 2017, 6:46 a.m. CST

FI1: RAIL: Planning the Future of North Jersey's Transportation and Economy

4

This was depressing, but realistic - all sorts of rail projects have been proposed for years, but there is no money to spend for them.

Monday, February 6, 2017, 6:44 a.m. CST

TH3: Reshaping Coastal Development in Response to Risk

4

this was very interesting - the NJ State Plan really is not linked into the sea level change. All nodes are sure to flood.

Monday, February 6, 2017, 6:38 a.m. CST

TD2: Beyond Compliance: Housing Need & Choice

4

I liked how half the panel disagreed with the other half. I can see why there are municipalities in NJ that won't comply with COAH - why comply when you can just delay, delay, and delay some more!

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 9:51 a.m. CST

FI2: The Rebirth of Downtown Somerville: Plans, Partnerships, Progress!

5

This was a really great 'Old School' presentation by 'Old School' professionals about an 'Old School' way of revitalizing a very traditional NJ Downtown.

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 9:48 a.m. CST

FG1: Visualizing Sustainability: Planning Visualization Maps in Affordable Housing & Resiliency Planning

4

This session offered an innovative and creative method of a scoring system for identifying the best locations to locate affordable housing. But, regarding the Title, haven't maps always been used to help people visualize what they are searching for ???

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 9:42 a.m. CST

FH3: ETHICS – Orbit City: We Have a Problem

5

Best Ethics Session I have taken. Very applicable case studies/scenarios. Great audience participation.

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 2:29 p.m. CST

TF2: Fiscal Impact Analysis: New Methods, New Data and Best Practices

1

This did not discuss any metrics, only platitudes. It was too general, and would have been better if there had been a case study. It seemed poorly organized and not well put together.

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 12:55 p.m. CST

FB1: Tactical Urbanism!

5

Really great session!!! I learned so much!

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 12:50 p.m. CST

FE2: Designing for On-Demand Mobility: Autonomous Vehicles, Uber/Lyft & A Changing World

5

This session was probably the best conference session I have ever attended!!!

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 9:40 a.m. CST

TB2: Re-Purposing Suburban Office Parks -- a Step-by-Step Guide

5

Excellent session - timely topic.

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 9:38 a.m. CST

TD1: MLUL Reform: Has the Time Finally Come?

5

Excellent session - very knowledgeable speakers.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 6:01 p.m. CST

FI1: RAIL: Planning the Future of North Jersey's Transportation and Economy

4

Very informative and comprehensive presentation of the state of mass transit. The example of a proposed extension of rail service into Bergen and Passaic Counties illustrated the difficulties and the funding restrictions plaguing New Jersey mas transit system even after a23 cent gas tax increase of which half will go to debt service.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 5:41 p.m. CST

TI1: Conservation Lands Blueprint: Mapping Land Priorities for Farms, People, Habitat & Water

5

The best session at the conference. This mapping service is great. It offers an incredible amount of published data on environmental and land use related data at different scales including at the parcel level for all of New Jersey. This is an invaluable tool for planners preparing a community Master Plan or review a development proposal.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 5:26 p.m. CST

TF2: Fiscal Impact Analysis: New Methods, New Data and Best Practices

2

Disappointing session which spent the majority of the time reviewing what I believe most of the audience already knows about fiscal impact analysis. Only Sidney Wong offered useful information such as the use of 2014-2015 PUMS data to update demographic multipliers. Wong pointed out that Fiscal impact studies that are using Burchell and Listokin data from the 1990s are not accounting for the demographic changes in household size and the number of schoolchildren by housing type.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 5:10 p.m. CST

TB3: Financing and Incentive Programs in Redevelopment Areas

3

Excellent case study projects, all of the panelists contributed something to the presentation. There was a lot of information presented but there was opportunities to obtain more detailed information from Leslie Anderson at the New Jersey Redevelopment Authority.

1 - 50 of 197 Next >