APA Michigan Chapter

Ann Arbor, MI, United States

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(21408 reviews)

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 1:24 p.m. CDT

What Planners Need to Know about Municipal Finance

5

Well done even with 1 speaker short

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 1:18 p.m. CDT

Opening Keynote: Talking Across the Divide

4

good opening session

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 8:17 a.m. CDT

What Planners Need to Know about Municipal Finance

4

I wish there was more that planners can do than simply invite our State legislators and reps into our planning process. If this changes I want us to know how to help more with this very important Michigan issue.

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 8:15 a.m. CDT

Opening Keynote: Talking Across the Divide

5

Highly recommend this session - it was very usefully and eye opening

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 3 p.m. CDT

Closing Plenary: "Experience Session"

3

Interesting but not particularly useful information.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 2:59 p.m. CDT

The Art and Science of Planning: Data (the science part)

4

Very good information but could have provided more tips on how planners can interpret the data.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 2:58 p.m. CDT

Keynote Luncheon: Leadership versus Management

5

This individual was very entertaining while presenting useful information about planner's responsibilities. Highlight of the day's program.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 2:56 p.m. CDT

Public Private Partnerships

4

Presenters were very informational and talked about non-traditional ways that planners can affect the quality of life for residents.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 2:54 p.m. CDT

Opening Keynote: Talking Across the Divide

4

Speaker was very good with good information but needed to be condensed further to be able to get through it all in the time allotted.

Monday, April 29, 2019, 11:08 a.m. CDT

Closing Plenary: "Experience Session"

4

I like idea of having these Plenary sessions, summarizing what we learned form the days presentation.

Monday, April 29, 2019, 11:06 a.m. CDT

Here We Go Again: Recreational Marijuana in Michigan

4

Recreational Marijuana is clearly a hot topic in Michigan. Our community recently just opted out, but would like to revisit the ordinance to opt in upon the State of Michigan establishing the rules. Having the Director of Marijuana Regulation, Legal expertise, and a local community to share their experience and relation to this new law, was extremely helpful. I intend on bringing this information and utilizing it effectively towards a comprehensive solution.

Monday, April 29, 2019, 11:02 a.m. CDT

Keynote Luncheon: Leadership versus Management

4

Jon Lynch is always a great presenter. He engages the audience and involves them to participate. You'll be able to take something from his presentations and apply it to daily practice, particularly the Leadership and Management topic.

Monday, April 29, 2019, 11 a.m. CDT

What Planners Need to Know about Municipal Finance

5

I really enjoyed this session. The one particular topic that has eluded myself, and other planners, if the operation of municipal finance. I find myself also on the learning curve, and with this information, I will be able to provide a better service to my community, the residents, my coworkers, and developers. Very pleased to see MAP include this topic.

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 2:59 p.m. CDT

Opening Keynote: Talking Across the Divide

5

Great intro

Friday, April 26, 2019, 12:48 p.m. CDT

What Planners Need to Know about Municipal Finance

4

Insightful comments concerning Michigan's challenges with its commitment to local government finance.

Friday, April 26, 2019, 12:47 p.m. CDT

Opening Keynote: Talking Across the Divide

5

Excellent insights into communications.

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 3:28 p.m. CDT

Approaches to Resilience in Michigan: A New Way Forward

5

Really interesting and sobering info.

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 3:26 p.m. CDT

The Sky’s the Limit: Big Data, Drones, and the Internet of Things

4

Good luck to this young company. They can do some great things.

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 3:25 p.m. CDT

The New Localism Follow-Up

5

Enjoyed the luncheon keynote so well I had to come back for the follow-up.

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 3:24 p.m. CDT

Keynote Luncheon | The New Localism: Utilizing Public, Private, and Civic Partnerships to Become a Change Engine

5

Fascinating!

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 3:23 p.m. CDT

Fostering an Inclusive Community Environment

5

Took more notes here than any other session at this conference.

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 3:15 p.m. CDT

Michigan Municipal Executives (MME) Colloquium: Empowering Communities to Set Their Own Destinies

4

Enjoyed Patrice!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 10:03 a.m. CDT

Working with Transportation to Produce Community Outcomes

4

The information was interesting and needed, but could have been presented better.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 10:01 a.m. CDT

Happy Trails . . . To You

4

Could have been more focused on the exciting things happening.

Monday, March 25, 2019, 4:01 p.m. CDT

Transportation, Health, Equity, and Sustainability: Then and Now

4

I was able to learn about several different examples of failed policy.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 1:56 p.m. CST

Disruptive Technology

4

kind of not really informative

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 8:47 a.m. CST

The Sky’s the Limit: Big Data, Drones, and the Internet of Things

4

Drones are an important toll for efficient planning in the 21st Century. Our community may benefit from the information presented.

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 8:45 a.m. CST

Mobile Workshop: Restoring the Rapids: A Tour of Grand River Restoration Efforts

4

Very interesting workshop. Fun and informative.

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 8:41 a.m. CST

Planners and City Managers

5

Great session on the important relationship between planning practitioners and managers and how they can come together instead of diverging.

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 1:58 p.m. CST

Connecting the Dots instead of Tangling the Tape

5

Very informative breakdown of the planning, funding, and building process.

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 10:45 a.m. CST

Ten Ways a Zoning Ordinance Discourages Quality Development, Part Two

5

Great session. Always have taken great information from the speakers and their experiences.

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 10:41 a.m. CST

Look What You Can Do with GIS!

3

Decent session. The information was beneficial for many applicable projects.

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 10:40 a.m. CST

Amazon: Michigan’s Wakeup Call or the Beginning of the End?

5

Excellent session.

Monday, February 25, 2019, 9 a.m. CST

Transportation, Health, Equity, and Sustainability: Then and Now

5

The speaker was very well informed and brought forward a new perspective of equity considerations in the planning process. She answered the audience questions thoroughly.

Monday, February 25, 2019, 8:57 a.m. CST

Connecting the Dots instead of Tangling the Tape

5

A very comprehensive overview of the transportation planning and programming process in Michigan. If there was more time, additional content, such as how social and environmental considerations are included in the process.

Monday, February 25, 2019, 7:49 a.m. CST

Transportation, Health, Equity, and Sustainability: Then and Now

2

Not very interesting.

Friday, February 22, 2019, 8:12 p.m. CST

Transportation, Health, Equity, and Sustainability: Then and Now

3

The data she presented did not clearly differentiate that it was lack of transportation that made people unhealthy. While I believe it, many of the communities could be unhealthy from several other factors and she didn't bring that up-- such as poor eating habits and lack of healthcare.

Friday, February 22, 2019, 3:28 p.m. CST

Transportation, Health, Equity, and Sustainability: Then and Now

5

great reminder about why we do what we do, and why/where change is needed

Friday, February 22, 2019, 3:16 p.m. CST

CNU Rules for Great Places: The Project for Code Reform

5

great content!

Friday, February 22, 2019, 2:44 p.m. CST

The Driving Change Playbook

5

great ideas and new approaches to alerting drivers and bicyclists how to share the road, effective communication and media techniques

Friday, February 22, 2019, 2:42 p.m. CST

Transportation, Health, Equity, and Sustainability: Then and Now

3

Poor and old graphics, too general.

Friday, February 22, 2019, 12:55 p.m. CST

Transportation, Health, Equity, and Sustainability: Then and Now

5

Thoughtful and data-filled presentation reminding us as planners that we must be cognizant of our past failings at creating equitable transportation systems and and look at future transportation innovations through an equity lens.

Monday, January 7, 2019, 12:11 p.m. CST

Domicology: Re-Imagining the Built Environment

4

Innovative thinking that is very much needed.

Friday, December 7, 2018, 9:21 a.m. CST

MAP Annual Meeting and AICP Breakfast Option – Tactical Innovation for Small and Rural Towns

5

This had a bunch of amazing ideas for all size communities.

Monday, October 29, 2018, 2:12 p.m. CDT

Creating Sustainable Retail Districts

4

Great information- very funny presenters. They played off of each other strengths.

Monday, October 29, 2018, 2:11 p.m. CDT

HR Up in Smoke: The Intersection Between Marihuana Legalization and Employment Law

5

great session - very timely

Monday, October 29, 2018, 9:48 a.m. CDT

Help! Can We Really Afford What We Want to Build?

2

Very basic information. Was looking for much more.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 8:16 p.m. CDT

CNU Rules for Great Places: The Project for Code Reform

4

The guidebook that was discussed needs more rigorous peer review.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7:23 a.m. CDT

Keynote Luncheon | The New Localism: Utilizing Public, Private, and Civic Partnerships to Become a Change Engine

3

It was ok, but did not find the information as inspirational as intended. Many statements of fact that did not seem to be supported by empirical evidence.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7:20 a.m. CDT

Help! Can We Really Afford What We Want to Build?

1

Information was too simplistic. The session description indicated it would discuss a market analysis, but never did. In addition, the speaker did not have enough information to use the entire time allotted and we were dismissed over 3o minutes early.

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