APA Michigan Chapter

Ann Arbor, MI, United States

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Monday, December 30, 2019, 12:32 p.m. CST

Role of Planning More Important than Ever Working Lunch

3

Nice range of advice from Planners in different roles and different areas

Friday, December 20, 2019, 11:19 a.m. CST

Framing our Messages for Maximum Success

4

Good new topic. Very useful!!

Friday, December 20, 2019, 11:18 a.m. CST

Haven't Planned for Renewable Energy? Beware

2

Great start to many issues

Friday, December 20, 2019, 11:16 a.m. CST

What Do You Do When your Boss is a Crook?

5

Wow, what a story!

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 2:55 p.m. CST

Housing: What's Missing in your Community?

5

Jill is my favorite planner in the world.

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 2:53 p.m. CST

Zoning Administration Workshop

5

Great presenter.

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 2:47 p.m. CST

General Session: New Approaches for Equitable Ecosystems

5

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Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:54 p.m. CST

Planning and Zoning for Farm Diversification: Growing Rural and Small Town Economy with Agritourism and Placemaking

4

panel worked well on this topic

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:53 p.m. CST

Creating Affordable Housing Through Zoning: Separating Dream from Reality

2

lots of examples of different options but no real solutions

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:48 p.m. CST

Zoning for Temporary Land Uses

2

I was particularly interested in this topic. wish it had gone into more depth

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:46 p.m. CST

Keynote Lunch: The Divided City

4

very good speaker - topic is important

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:42 p.m. CST

Framing our Messages for Maximum Success

3

good advice

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:40 p.m. CST

What Do You Do When your Boss is a Crook?

3

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

General Law Session

5

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

General Session: New Approaches for Equitable Ecosystems

5

excellent presentation on sustainability and equity

Monday, December 9, 2019, 1:58 p.m. CST

General Law Session

5

Exceptional Presenter

Friday, December 6, 2019, 7:07 a.m. CST

Role of Planning More Important than Ever Working Lunch

2

Was not as robust of a conversation as I was hoping for...

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 12:42 p.m. CST

Here We Go Again: Recreational Marijuana in Michigan

5

All speakers, especially the planner from Grand Rapids, were excellent.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 2:47 p.m. CST

Zoning for Temporary Land Uses

2

Very dry

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 2:45 p.m. CST

Haven't Planned for Renewable Energy? Beware

4

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

Framing our Messages for Maximum Success

3

Again make it more relatable to what a planner does.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 2:38 p.m. CST

General Session: New Approaches for Equitable Ecosystems

3

Wish there was more information on what we can do

Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 11:26 a.m. CST

Township Planning: Issues, Challenges and Successes

2

I found the material too basic to be helpful.

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:31 p.m. CST

General Law Session

5

Katherine is always a wealth of knowledge

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 10:40 a.m. CST

Housing: What's Missing in your Community?

3

Too rudimentary

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 7:15 p.m. CST

Lessons from a Butterfly: How cities Evolve to Realize their Vision

5

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

Managing Signs from Sign Code to Final Approval - Part 2

5

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

What Do You Do When your Boss is a Crook?

5

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

Managing Signs from Sign Code to Final Approval - Part 1

5

Informative session

Monday, October 28, 2019, 9:01 a.m. CDT

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

5

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

Electrifying Michigan's Transportation with All-New Incentives

4

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

Swipe Right for Talent: looking for the Perfect Employer-Employee Match

3

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

Keynote Lunch: The Divided City

5

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

Framing our Messages for Maximum Success

5

Extremely relevant for all planners. Outstanding.

Monday, October 28, 2019, 8:41 a.m. CDT

What Do You Do When your Boss is a Crook?

5

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

General Law Session

5

One of the best law sessions at any conference I've attended. Extremely engaging.

Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:52 p.m. CDT

Framing Our Messages - Part 2

5

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

Keynote Lunch: The Divided City

5

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

Framing Our Messages - Part 1

5

Deeper dive and excellent details and processes for developing messaging

Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:47 p.m. CDT

Framing our Messages for Maximum Success

5

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

General Session: New Approaches for Equitable Ecosystems

5

Compelling, challenging, engaging, and sometimes hard to hear information. We were challenged to do better.

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 3:56 p.m. CDT

Electrifying Michigan's Transportation with All-New Incentives

3

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

Swipe Right for Talent: looking for the Perfect Employer-Employee Match

3

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

Haven't Planned for Renewable Energy? Beware

4

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

Zoning for Temporary Land Uses

5

Great practical information for municipal planning staff.

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 7:32 a.m. CDT

Framing our Messages for Maximum Success

5

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

Mobile Workshops: Solving the Floods

5

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

Zoning Administration Workshop

5

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

Storytelling in Motion with Story Maps

3

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

Framing our Messages for Maximum Success

5

The speaker was very informative and provided beneficial information about ways to frame conversations about sensitive subjects.

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