APA Northern New England Chapter

Manchester, NH, United States

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Thursday, October 5, 2017, 11:17 a.m. CDT

BuildMaine: Donald Shoup

5

Donald Shoup is practically a rock star in the planning world. He has advanced a paradigm shift from the common practice of allowing the "car park" to dominate and control development patterns in the U.S. He is also an excellent speaker.

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 11 a.m. CDT

Build Maine – Scott Doyon

5

Scott's perspective struck a cord with me and the Chair of our Comp Plan Implementation Committee. Very practical advice on how to best promote the benefits of a plan to the community.

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 8:18 a.m. CDT

#New Tech/#New Ethics

5

Very interesting and current topic. Good presentation.

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 8:16 a.m. CDT

Elevate Your Game. Lidar mapping proves that Northern New England is not flat. Learn more about what planners can do with this incredibly useful data.

5

Fascinating topic. Looking forward to seeing what our firm can do with statewide Lidar data!

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 8:15 a.m. CDT

Open Data Portal to Another Dimension. Learn how to turn economic data (AKA just more boring numbers to some of us) into compelling 3D visualizations.

5

Great presentation. John and Jenny were very engaging!

Monday, September 11, 2017, 1:29 p.m. CDT

#New Tech/#New Ethics

5

An enjoyable and stimulating discussion about planning ethics in the age of social media. Discussing the hypothetical scenarios at workshop like this is always interesting, and this was no exception.

Monday, September 11, 2017, 1:27 p.m. CDT

Urban Tactics

4

I'm not particularly well versed in practicing guerilla urbanism, but this workshop discussed a number of examples highlighting how it has been used locally. These approaches can be a very effective means of engaging the public and testing out ideas at low cost and in real time.

Monday, September 11, 2017, 1:23 p.m. CDT

Elevate Your Game. Lidar mapping proves that Northern New England is not flat. Learn more about what planners can do with this incredibly useful data.

4

This technical session discussed recent developments in using Lidar for mapping our topography and existing land use. The landscape here has evolved, and data has become more precise. This workshop demonstrated and discussed some of the data now available form our state geographic office.

Monday, September 11, 2017, 1:18 p.m. CDT

Open Data Portal to Another Dimension. Learn how to turn economic data (AKA just more boring numbers to some of us) into compelling 3D visualizations.

4

This was a technical discussion about data visualization, in particular employment data, in 3D.

Monday, September 11, 2017, 1:15 p.m. CDT

Street Legal

4

This session covers some of the legal considerations for both signs as well as street design and layout. A good review of both of these areas of practice.

Monday, September 11, 2017, 1:13 p.m. CDT

In the Market

4

This session, held during our lunch time appropriately enough, discussed some of the community involvement and outreach of a local coop food market.

Monday, September 11, 2017, 1:10 p.m. CDT

Moving Around Manchester

4

This was a mobile workshop, out in the field as part of a planning process for downtown Manchester. We got to experience first hand some of the current challenges the town is tackling in envisioning its future development.

Monday, September 11, 2017, 1:07 p.m. CDT

Changing the Conversation

5

This was a stimulating, fun, and interactive dramatization of many of the challenges planners face in dealing with and managing the planning process. And I got to act in a little dramat5ization to boot!

Friday, September 8, 2017, 7:08 p.m. CDT

#New Tech/#New Ethics

5

Comfortable and interesting conversation and learning.

Friday, September 8, 2017, 7:07 p.m. CDT

Demonstrate It!

5

Wonderfully hands on skill building with knowledgeable, creative people. Thank you!

Friday, September 8, 2017, 6:54 p.m. CDT

Moving Around Manchester

4

It was great to have Manchester residents join and share their perspectives. Nicely done!

Friday, September 8, 2017, 11:45 a.m. CDT

Changing the Conversation

5

Very fun session! Nicely done with the interactions.

Friday, September 8, 2017, 11:44 a.m. CDT

Urban Tactics

5

Great presentation!

Friday, September 8, 2017, 9 a.m. CDT

Open Data Portal to Another Dimension. Learn how to turn economic data (AKA just more boring numbers to some of us) into compelling 3D visualizations.

5

Great session! Thx

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 2:59 p.m. CDT

Street Legal

4

Three really good topic areas with interesting perspectives. Only odd thing was the general overview of roads only pertained to NH.

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 2:57 p.m. CDT

In the Market

2

2.5 stars. This was an interesting potential, but didn't hold the audience. It felt too wishy washy.

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 2:55 p.m. CDT

Food Dollars: explore how food-based value chains can create community wealth

2

No New England examples really took away from this one sided discussion.

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 2:54 p.m. CDT

Meet and Interact. Explore how to integrate technological gadgets and apps into your community engagement process.

3

Good overview of common tools that should be essential to planners.

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 2:54 p.m. CDT

Changing the Conversation

3

Good in general, overall concepts were better than the execution.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 3:59 p.m. CDT

BuildMaine: Donald Shoup

5

It is always eye opening to hear from Donald Shoup about how parking affects our downtowns and how we can address it in a qualitative way!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 3:55 p.m. CDT

Build Maine – Safe Streets Tactical Repair

5

Great hands on learning event - nice to see it used right away!

Thursday, July 13, 2017, 4:36 p.m. CDT

BuildMaine: Donald Shoup

5

Donald Shoup is a very interesting speaker and certainly knows his stuff. I thoroughly enjoyed his talk.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 1:39 p.m. CDT

Recreational Marijuana – Regional Approaches to Maine’s New Law

5

Great event. Well organized and informative!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 11:17 a.m. CDT

BuildMaine: Donald Shoup

5

Good to hear and see Professor Shoup in action.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 11:16 a.m. CDT

Build Maine: Patrick Kennedy & Stephen Edwards

5

Great perspectives from two cities.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 11:14 a.m. CDT

Build Maine – Ann Sussman

5

Fascinating look at how advertisers are selling things to us.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 11:12 a.m. CDT

Build Maine – Safe Streets Tactical Repair

4

Knowledgeable instructors, interesting participation.

Friday, June 16, 2017, 7:29 a.m. CDT

BuildMaine: Donald Shoup

3

This works for established urban places but does not hold up well in rural or suburban development

Friday, June 16, 2017, 7:26 a.m. CDT

Build Maine – Ann Sussman

4

We have long be aware of these elements. Nice to se some further documentation as to the details

Monday, June 12, 2017, 10:09 a.m. CDT

Keynote Address: Clash of Generations

5

Two phenomenal speakers! The session was informative, upbeat and fun!

Friday, June 9, 2017, 11:42 a.m. CDT

How to Tell Your Story with Data

5

I'll be looking to do a number of presentation slides similar to Joe's for Williston soon.

Friday, June 9, 2017, 11:41 a.m. CDT

Zoning: Getting it Right for Your Town

5

Excellent job by John and Paul! Really liked the density illustrations/photos and "quick fix" approach to zoning.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 5:52 p.m. CDT

Scenes of a Planning Career

5

It was great to interact with those new and old in their career and give advice to people about paths they can take.

Monday, November 21, 2016, 12:19 p.m. CST

Keynote: Building Healthier Communities Through the Arts

5

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Thursday, November 3, 2016, 9:18 a.m. CDT

Ethics at Risk: What Would You Do?

4

I find the videos very helpful, even if they are sometimes exaggerated. The humor helps to get attendees talking about the more nuanced challenges of their day-to-day challenges.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 9:40 p.m. CDT

Opening Plenary: Portsmouth-African Burying Ground

5

Mind-blowing! Thorough, creative! An example of a long-term project that was followed through.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 9:21 a.m. CDT

Ethics at Risk: What Would You Do?

5

This was a wonderful and engaging ethics review. Well done!

Monday, September 19, 2016, 9:25 a.m. CDT

Opening Plenary: Portsmouth-African Burying Ground

5

Powerful project and presentation.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 1:24 p.m. CDT

Keynote: Building Healthier Communities Through the Arts

3

We need more examples of how very small rural communities can achieve this.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 1:23 p.m. CDT

Opening Plenary: Portsmouth-African Burying Ground

5

This was the most fascinating presentation I've experienced at a NNECAPA event. Especially so since I grew up in Portsmouth and knew nothing of this! Beautiful, thought-provoking and emotional discussion of the challenges of honoring those affected by our country's greatest collective sin.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 9:47 a.m. CDT

Opening Plenary: Portsmouth-African Burying Ground

5

This was such a thoughtful session about a beautiful monument.

Monday, September 12, 2016, 3:03 p.m. CDT

A Tale of Three Neighborhoods – Using Character-Based Zoning to Preserve and Strengthen Urban Design and Neighborhood Character

5

Excellent tour led by Nick.

Monday, September 12, 2016, 1:49 p.m. CDT

Ethics at Risk: What Would You Do?

4

This was a very lively discussion of ethical issue examples with lots of audience participation. I especially enjoyed the video hypothetical examples that the discussion was based around.

Monday, September 12, 2016, 1:44 p.m. CDT

Implementing Your Community Vision with FBC

4

This was perhaps the best informational presentation on form based codes that I've ever attended. The information was well thought out, and easy to understand. It was also rich with pictures and visuals of how a form based code would be developed and look like in the end. There were also some really good local examples to look at and consider.

Monday, September 12, 2016, 1:22 p.m. CDT

Conservation in Three Acts

4

We had a very lively session discussing techniques for preserving agricultural land in thee face of rising growth pressures. The audience joined in as hoped, and brought many good questions and ideas.

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