Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Monday, December 30, 2019, 12:32 p.m. CST
Nice range of advice from Planners in different roles and different areas
Friday, December 20, 2019, 11:19 a.m. CST
Good new topic. Very useful!!
Friday, December 20, 2019, 11:18 a.m. CST
Great start to many issues
Friday, December 20, 2019, 11:16 a.m. CST
Wow, what a story!
Thursday, December 19, 2019, 2:55 p.m. CST
Jill is my favorite planner in the world.
Thursday, December 19, 2019, 2:53 p.m. CST
Thursday, December 19, 2019, 2:47 p.m. CST
Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:54 p.m. CST
panel worked well on this topic
Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:53 p.m. CST
lots of examples of different options but no real solutions
Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:48 p.m. CST
I was particularly interested in this topic. wish it had gone into more depth
Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:46 p.m. CST
very good speaker - topic is important
Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:42 p.m. CST
Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:40 p.m. CST
actual examples of ethical issues - one of the cases still in litigation so we could not get some of the details. but good presentation
Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:37 p.m. CST
Kaufman is the top expert on marijuana law in Michigan - her other topics are timely and she points out numerous pit-falls as well as issues related to wind energy and solar as well as issues with short-term rentals
Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:33 p.m. CST
excellent presentation on sustainability and equity
Monday, December 9, 2019, 1:58 p.m. CST
Friday, December 6, 2019, 7:07 a.m. CST
Was not as robust of a conversation as I was hoping for...
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12:42 p.m. CST
All speakers, especially the planner from Grand Rapids, were excellent.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 2:47 p.m. CST
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 2:45 p.m. CST
I wonder if learning that if you don't want this in your community planners should be making code that makes it so hard? Is it not the responsibility of the planner to inform the public of the benefit and that the burden needs to be shared not just pushed to other communities, much like affordable housing?
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 2:42 p.m. CST
Again make it more relatable to what a planner does.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 2:38 p.m. CST
Wish there was more information on what we can do
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 11:26 a.m. CST
I found the material too basic to be helpful.
Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:31 p.m. CST
Katherine is always a wealth of knowledge
Thursday, November 14, 2019, 10:40 a.m. CST
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 7:15 p.m. CST
Great, engaging session. Provided great examples of how to make a living Master Plan that is used and how to make incremental policy changes and zoning amendments to bring that Master Plan into the world.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 7:13 p.m. CST
Great walking tour in downtown Kalamazoo, seeing practical real life examples of what we'd just learned about in the lecture room.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 7:06 p.m. CST
Good session with practical, real life examples of living out our shared ethics in a crime-riddled situation.
Friday, November 8, 2019, 5:38 p.m. CST
Monday, October 28, 2019, 9:01 a.m. CDT
One of the finest conference sessions I've ever attended. Compelling information and story, well told.
Monday, October 28, 2019, 8:49 a.m. CDT
Knowledgeable presenters who did a nice job laying out what's ahead. A bit wonky and less-than electric as presenters though.
Monday, October 28, 2019, 8:47 a.m. CDT
Just okay. Probably not the fault of the presenters or their preparation. More the perspective that I had as a person doing the hiring. It seemed more bent toward those applying for positions than those doing the hiring.
Monday, October 28, 2019, 8:44 a.m. CDT
A credible and high-quality presenter. I had some differences with his message but that's okay. I don't mind another point of view well presented.
Monday, October 28, 2019, 8:42 a.m. CDT
Extremely relevant for all planners. Outstanding.
Monday, October 28, 2019, 8:41 a.m. CDT
Extremely frank and genuine. This was a terrific presentation from two different angles of a real-world example.
Monday, October 28, 2019, 8:39 a.m. CDT
One of the best law sessions at any conference I've attended. Extremely engaging.
Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:52 p.m. CDT
Jenn continued her deep dive tactics sharing in part II of Framing the Message. Every planner should know how to develop and deliver messages to diverse audiences, and Jenn really showed us how.
Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:51 p.m. CDT
Alan Mallach understands cities, and translates that knowledge into real programs and policies that planners can implements. What an honor to finally hear from the author of The Divided City, a top read of mine in 2019.
Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:49 p.m. CDT
Deeper dive and excellent details and processes for developing messaging
Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:47 p.m. CDT
Nichols was an excellent speaker, and the content will really help planners frame our messages in an increasingly divided world.
Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:46 p.m. CDT
Compelling, challenging, engaging, and sometimes hard to hear information. We were challenged to do better.
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 3:56 p.m. CDT
Provided new information on programs that I wasn't aware of and how to obtain the funds. Good all around discussion on the impact electrical vehicles will have in the places we work and live.
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 3:54 p.m. CDT
Speaker was a little dry and the information seemed obvious if you had been in the position of hiring talent and staff in your planning experience.
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 3:47 p.m. CDT
The speakers really knew the material and had real world experiences that had just taken place. They were able to describe situations in municipalities in Michigan that were being impacted as we attended the conference.
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 2:13 p.m. CDT
Great practical information for municipal planning staff.
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 7:32 a.m. CDT
A brilliant session. I would like more of this type of session. It was great to begin thinking about how to deliver a message and the significance on the impact of how a message is delivered.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 11:13 a.m. CDT
Planning issues are best seen to understand how policy and action shapes them. Seeing both how the City of Portage has implemented natural drain systems that have a dual-function as a water containment/management system and local greenspace is a prime example of how to implement placemaking through both city beautification and utilitarianism.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 11:11 a.m. CDT
The session was a great way for me to re-familiarize myself with zoning administration, site plan review, and code enforcement. The guide-book given out is a great reference resource to have!
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 10:27 a.m. CDT
The subject was about a specific software and not more general about best practices in relaying information to multiple audiences.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 10:24 a.m. CDT
The speaker was very informative and provided beneficial information about ways to frame conversations about sensitive subjects.
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