APA National Capital Area Chapter

Rockville, MD,

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Friday, October 6, 2017, 12:20 p.m. CDT

Mobile Tour: REmodel, REduce, and Repurpose on Capitol Hill

2

Didn't really cover any aspects of the project that would be relevant to AICP. It was narrow discussion of architectural choices by developers and no more. No low income or historic pres tax credits; no local government; no public-private partnership; no zoning discussions or changes etc.

Friday, October 6, 2017, 12:14 p.m. CDT

Hard Hat Tour: Capitol Crossing - Environmental Marvel in the Heart of the District

2

Would have benefited from some sort of context or overview of this very large project prior to the tour. As it was, it was a walkabout a construction project (hard to see the forest for the trees).

Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 9:50 a.m. CDT

The Georgetown-Rosslyn Gondola Feasibility Study

5

Otto and Will were excellent

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 12:59 p.m. CDT

Decipher the Sense of Place

5

A nice refresher on place-making.

Monday, January 2, 2017, 2:07 p.m. CST

A Roadmap for the Future: Planning For Driverless Vehicles

2

More hype than helpful.

Friday, September 9, 2016, 1:24 p.m. CDT

Tour: Rethinking Building Design, Public Transit, and Open Spaces in Arlington

5

Despite incredible heat, the tour was highly informative and well organized.

Friday, September 9, 2016, 1:21 p.m. CDT

Gimme Shelter: Building New Cities in Developing Countries

4

Dhiru's work continues to define the future. Well done.

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 12:39 p.m. CDT

Using Level of Traffic Stress for Innovative Bicycle Planning in the National Capital Area

3

Not bad for what we had to squeeze into one hour. Wish we had more time to go into more depth and answer more questions!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 12:45 p.m. CDT

Fostering Inclusive Communities Through Federal Fair Housing Policy and Local Efforts to Target Affordable Housing Resources

2

The presentation was content-heavy and hard to follow

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 12:40 p.m. CDT

Second Generation TOD along the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor: Re-making car oriented urbanity into place-making humanity

4

Very interesting material. Good speakers

Monday, June 13, 2016, 8:47 a.m. CDT

Fostering Inclusive Communities Through Federal Fair Housing Policy and Local Efforts to Target Affordable Housing Resources

4

Excellent, appreciated the relationship with what the current situation is and the crosswalk with the new rule.

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:44 a.m. CDT

Fostering Inclusive Communities Through Federal Fair Housing Policy and Local Efforts to Target Affordable Housing Resources

4

Very comprehensive and very thorough. Also very well organized. Speakers were very knowledgeable and impressive.

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:38 a.m. CDT

Vision Framework: A New Neighborhood Planning Tool

5

Very enthusiastic speakers gave a very interesting presentation about how to get involved in a community at a very local scale.

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:31 a.m. CDT

Data Driven Sustainable Management of Point-to-Point Carsharing in Washington, DC

5

very interesting presentation and good coordination between the speakers. Lots of very good Q and A after the presentation.

Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:22 a.m. CDT

Keynote: Reconstructing Identity

5

very captivating and inspiring speaker.

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 2:42 p.m. CDT

From Graffiti to Greenway: Transforming a Blighted Suburban Stream Valley

5

Excellent project and presentation

Thursday, June 9, 2016, 2:37 p.m. CDT

Keynote: Reconstructing Identity

4

Excellent presentation

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 4:31 p.m. CDT

VIVA White Oak – Creating a bio/life Sci Community in Eastern Montgomery County

3

Could have used more information on trip generation for this proposed TOD in an area without much transit.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 4:29 p.m. CDT

Using Level of Traffic Stress for Innovative Bicycle Planning in the National Capital Area

5

Promising tool for bicycle planning, including the prospect of being able to predict the additional bicycle use from adding a particular facility or set of facilities.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 4:28 p.m. CDT

Report Writing Boot Camp

4

Good tips, even for veteran report writers.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 4:27 p.m. CDT

Data Driven Sustainable Management of Point-to-Point Carsharing in Washington, DC

4

Needed more explanation for those unfamiliar with car sharing.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 4:26 p.m. CDT

Keynote: Reconstructing Identity

4

Eloquent, informative.

Monday, June 6, 2016, 3:53 p.m. CDT

Fostering Inclusive Communities Through Federal Fair Housing Policy and Local Efforts to Target Affordable Housing Resources

5

A very informative presentation that combined a national perspective of the legal issues involved in fair housing with a local housing & community development agency's day-to-day practical challenges in implementing the national fair housing mandate.

Monday, June 6, 2016, 3:50 p.m. CDT

Projecting Development Impacts for Sustainable and Fiscally Responsible Growth

5

An engaging and well-organized presentation of a subject that can be deadly dull!

Monday, June 6, 2016, 3:47 p.m. CDT

Vision Framework: A New Neighborhood Planning Tool

5

A well-organized presentation of two examples of focused action program planning for distinctive District of Columbia neighborhoods.

Monday, June 6, 2016, 3:45 p.m. CDT

From Graffiti to Greenway: Transforming a Blighted Suburban Stream Valley

5

Very informative presentation on Montgomery County plans to "daylight" and rehab a concrete-encased local stream in Bethesda.

Monday, June 6, 2016, 3:43 p.m. CDT

Second Generation TOD along the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor: Re-making car oriented urbanity into place-making humanity

5

A very informative presentation on second-round TOD along the Rosslyn-Ballston Metro corridor. The presenters were both well-informed and engaging.

Monday, June 6, 2016, 3:40 p.m. CDT

Keynote: Reconstructing Identity

5

Great presentation on preserving properties associated with African American cultural heritage.

Monday, June 6, 2016, 3:34 p.m. CDT

Capital Bikeshare and DC Circulator: Planning for an Active and Sustainable Future

3

I'd have made the Bikeshare part a 4 on its own, but the Circulator part was a 2 for a 3 star rating overall. Logistics weren't very good: everything took longer than planned: getting bikes, water, helmets, water, bus pickup, traffic. It cut down on the time to cover content. Ultimately we were trapped on the bus for more than an hour, and the entire workshop ran about 30 minutes long. The Bikeshare part was competent, if a bit slow to get under way and therefore a bit long. The Circulator was an operations talk with relatively little context in a vision for mobility in DC. It was more about scheduling busses than material relevant to a planner from any community other than DC, and even in DC most of the material wouldn't apply to MetroBus or StreetCar or MetroRail. Earnestly delivered but disappointing.

Monday, June 6, 2016, 3:28 p.m. CDT

Vision Framework: A New Neighborhood Planning Tool

4

A good talk, if a bit weak on setting a context for non-DC listeners. Morel value came out of responses to questions than from the briefings themselves.

Monday, June 6, 2016, 3:26 p.m. CDT

Using Level of Traffic Stress for Innovative Bicycle Planning in the National Capital Area

5

Excellent talks with very good use of data and graphics. Speakers spoke from the heart, not from a written script.

Monday, June 6, 2016, 3:25 p.m. CDT

From Graffiti to Greenway: Transforming a Blighted Suburban Stream Valley

3

A fine topic, but a rote delivery. It was plain that most speakers were reading prepared remarks, which lowers interaction and interest.

Monday, June 6, 2016, 3:23 p.m. CDT

Second Generation TOD along the Rosslyn-Ballston Corridor: Re-making car oriented urbanity into place-making humanity

4

A good talk. More concise slides/talks might have left more room for Q&A/interactive discussion, but on balance a solid session.

Monday, June 6, 2016, 3:22 p.m. CDT

VIVA White Oak – Creating a bio/life Sci Community in Eastern Montgomery County

5

Great storytelling of factors influencing the plan / how the plan came to be!

Monday, June 6, 2016, 3:21 p.m. CDT

Keynote: Reconstructing Identity

4

Strong talk with beautiful, useful imagery.

Monday, June 6, 2016, 10:48 a.m. CDT

Fostering Inclusive Communities Through Federal Fair Housing Policy and Local Efforts to Target Affordable Housing Resources

5

Outstanding overview of federal policy and how it is being implemented at a local level.

Monday, June 6, 2016, 10:46 a.m. CDT

Vision Framework: A New Neighborhood Planning Tool

5

This was helpful to see how an intensive planning exercise could be scaled down to a more focused, shorter-term, and less heavy of a lift process to meet community interest and need.

Monday, June 6, 2016, 10:46 a.m. CDT

Fostering Inclusive Communities Through Federal Fair Housing Policy and Local Efforts to Target Affordable Housing Resources

4

Very Informative.

Monday, June 6, 2016, 10:45 a.m. CDT

VIVA White Oak – Creating a bio/life Sci Community in Eastern Montgomery County

4

Very interesting

Monday, June 6, 2016, 10:45 a.m. CDT

Mobile Workshop: Can you get there, if...

5

This mobile workshop was excellent. Viewing a simple neighborhood walk through the experience of a wheelchair was incredibly eye-opening. I tend to think of DC as being most accessible, but this workshop has caused me to rethink how I view our streetscapes and accessibility, and will certainly impact my work.

Monday, June 6, 2016, 10:44 a.m. CDT

Using Level of Traffic Stress for Innovative Bicycle Planning in the National Capital Area

5

Very helpful.

Monday, June 6, 2016, 10:43 a.m. CDT

Report Writing Boot Camp

4

Very helpful. Lots of new ideas on how to effectively present information.

Monday, June 6, 2016, 10:41 a.m. CDT

Data Driven Sustainable Management of Point-to-Point Carsharing in Washington, DC

3

Good Data but a little confusing. Needed more introduction on what carsharing is, defining what "idle" time means, etc.

Monday, June 6, 2016, 10:40 a.m. CDT

Keynote: Reconstructing Identity

5

Fantastic Speaker. He was inspirational!

Monday, June 6, 2016, 7:29 a.m. CDT

From Graffiti to Greenway: Transforming a Blighted Suburban Stream Valley

5

Great presentation of planning process and techniques in an engaging format.

Monday, June 6, 2016, 7:27 a.m. CDT

Keynote: Reconstructing Identity

5

Excellent presentation of important historic preservation case studies, that I hadn't known about before. Truly inspiring.

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10 p.m. CDT

Vision Framework: A New Neighborhood Planning Tool

5

THE District Office of Planning has successfully blended divergent City Hall and neighborhood community interest groups to assist them prepare extremely practical, inciteful and useful neighborhood community plans.

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 9:33 p.m. CDT

Keynote: Reconstructing Identity

5

The District Office of Planning is to be complimented for its ability to pull together, both at City Hall and the neighborhood community level, divergent interest to help the professional planners tailor incitefull, practical plans to improve the function and livability of the District's neighborhoods.

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 5:54 p.m. CDT

Fostering Inclusive Communities Through Federal Fair Housing Policy and Local Efforts to Target Affordable Housing Resources

3

Good and timely information but presentations were wordy and just talked to the slides.

Saturday, June 4, 2016, 4:52 p.m. CDT

Fostering Inclusive Communities Through Federal Fair Housing Policy and Local Efforts to Target Affordable Housing Resources

2

The presentation from DCHD included a good presentation of how various factors contribute to the spatial concentration of affordable housing.

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