APA Michigan Chapter

Ann Arbor, MI, United States

3.90

(21699 reviews)

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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.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 6:33 a.m. CDT

Leading Change vs Managing Change

5

Outstanding presentation. Passionately and informatively presented.

Monday, October 8, 2018, 12:33 p.m. CDT

Closing Luncheon: Finding Common Values

5

Great wrap up.

Monday, October 8, 2018, 12:27 p.m. CDT

Top 10 Ways a Zoning Ordinance Discourages Quality Development (and How To Fix it)

4

Great examples and reminders.

Monday, October 8, 2018, 12:26 p.m. CDT

Opening Session: Arts, Culture, and Community: Planning the Creative Place MAP Annual Meeting

5

Engaging and informative.

Monday, October 8, 2018, 12:25 p.m. CDT

General Session: How to Provide Housing for All

4

Great kick off.

Monday, October 8, 2018, 12:23 p.m. CDT

Equitable Community Engagement: What is it and Why it Matters in Your Community

5

Interesting and good information provided.

Monday, October 8, 2018, 12:21 p.m. CDT

ReImagine Northland, America's First Mall

5

Well done and interesting project and approach.

Monday, October 8, 2018, 12:18 p.m. CDT

Hot Topics in Planning Law

5

Great update regarding current issues facing planners.

Friday, October 5, 2018, 10:03 p.m. CDT

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

5

Bruce Katz gets it. And he really knows what he's talking about when he discusses the local area. I'm used to out-of-state speakers speak in generalities and hypotheticals, so to hear him answer questions with specifics was refreshing.

Friday, October 5, 2018, 10 p.m. CDT

We Need More Parking! (But Do We Really?)

4

Parking is such a tough topic to approach in a new way in a post-Shoup world. I'm not sure the information here was entirely new, but it brought a high-level conversation down to ground level by looking at some real-world examples, which I think helps.

Friday, October 5, 2018, 9:57 p.m. CDT

Creating Sustainable Retail Districts

4

Interesting information--I think in a few years it would be interesting to follow this one up with a case study after gathering some longitudinal data.

Friday, October 5, 2018, 9:54 p.m. CDT

Complete Streets + Green Infrastructure = Vital Streets! 1.25 AICP CM | MCP

5

I really enjoyed this session. Grand Rapids really has done amazing work with its transportation infrastructure and working toward greater equity for its citizens. I was impressed by the GIS analysis--really fine-grained detail and a lot of useful, actionable data.

Friday, October 5, 2018, 9:51 p.m. CDT

It's Easy Being Green - Planning for a Sustainable Future

4

The title is perhaps a bit sanguine, but the topic is indispensable.

Friday, October 5, 2018, 9:50 p.m. CDT

General Session: Growing Food Connections

3

A couple of the speakers did a really nice job in this one. it was nice to attend a forum where the discussion of food systems and agriculture truly ran the gamut from urban to rural.

Friday, October 5, 2018, 9:47 p.m. CDT

ReImagine Northland, America's First Mall

4

Some very interesting concepts were presented for the mall redevelopment, and I hope to see it happen, as someone who lives nearby. I do wonder about the market feasibility of the concepts shown on the plans, though. SE Michigan's growth rate will need to pick up some to support that.

Friday, October 5, 2018, 3:34 p.m. CDT

Mobile Workshop: Farmers Markets and Food Halls as Catalysts for Business and Real Estate Development

5

Sensational tour. Lots of practical ideas and inspiration. Great tour leaders.

Friday, October 5, 2018, 3:32 p.m. CDT

Mobile Workshop: Terra Square and the Seeds of a New Downtown

5

Sensational tour and lots of practical ideas.

Friday, October 5, 2018, 3:29 p.m. CDT

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

3

This presentation was pretty good, but not great. In Michigan, we all realize the value of action on the local level, and most of us are not waiting around for the Federal or State Government to save us, but I guess it is good to be reminded of that. More Michigan examples would help.

Friday, October 5, 2018, 3:24 p.m. CDT

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

2

I got very little out of this session, partly because the room was very uncomfortable with not enough seating and tables, seats squashed together, and I could barely hear the speaker.

Friday, October 5, 2018, 3:18 p.m. CDT

Mobility: The Community Conversation

5

Great, technical content.

Friday, October 5, 2018, 3:14 p.m. CDT

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

2

This speaker was enthusiastic, but the content was just OK. She made a serious blunder by disparaging "Old, white men". We are hopefully past the time of disparaging persons based on age, skin color, and gender.

Friday, October 5, 2018, 3:09 p.m. CDT

Creating Sustainable Retail Districts

2

The intended outcomes of this session were not clear. The speakers were enthusiastic, but the content seemed a bit basic.

Friday, October 5, 2018, 3:03 p.m. CDT

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

5

Good content. Practical and informative.

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 1:37 p.m. CDT

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

5

Outstanding presentation. Best of the conference!

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 1:35 p.m. CDT

Master Planning: The Critical Role of Elected Leaders and the Planning Commission

3

The presentation by the City Manager of Sterling Heights was informative...I happened to drive through there the following weekend and could see the improvements that have been made.

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 1:33 p.m. CDT

Ten Ways a Zoning Ordinance Discourages Quality Development, Part Two

3

Good practical recommendations!

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 1:31 p.m. CDT

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

4

The one presentation that was applicable to my jurisdiction.

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 1:30 p.m. CDT

Look What You Can Do with GIS!

4

Very informative!

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 1:28 p.m. CDT

Hit Them with Your Best Shot: Attracting Businesses and Developers

3

Presentation could have used more visuals...pictures...diagrams.

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 1:27 p.m. CDT

Principles to Establish Traditional Neighborhoods in Cities and Suburbs

4

Really interesting development ideas

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 1:25 p.m. CDT

General Session: Townhall Live: Bridging the Gap Between Local and State Government

4

Interesting perspectives!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 7:52 a.m. CDT

Infrastructure, Natural Resources, and the Blue Economy

5

SEMCOG is doing some amazing things to ensure our natural resources are a cornerstone of modern development practices

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 7:49 a.m. CDT

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

5

Eye opening session about the realities we face in Michigan with attracting these major economic development projects

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 7:47 a.m. CDT

Principles to Establish Traditional Neighborhoods in Cities and Suburbs

5

Incredibly engaging session. Excellent examples of how to transform neighborhoods. More sessions like this one.

Monday, October 1, 2018, 12:43 p.m. CDT

Master Planning: The Critical Role of Elected Leaders and the Planning Commission

4

I was moderator

Monday, October 1, 2018, 12:39 p.m. CDT

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

3

Good info.

Monday, October 1, 2018, 12:31 p.m. CDT

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

5

Great insights.

Monday, October 1, 2018, 12:29 p.m. CDT

Ten Ways a Zoning Ordinance Discourages Quality Development, Part Two

5

Great information for where ordinances need to be kept up to date.

Monday, October 1, 2018, 12:25 p.m. CDT

Principles to Establish Traditional Neighborhoods in Cities and Suburbs

5

Excellent data. I wish the session lasted longer, it was so good.

Monday, October 1, 2018, 12:22 p.m. CDT

Look What You Can Do with GIS!

4

Very good content but need more real word application of how to make case and implement

Monday, October 1, 2018, 11:50 a.m. CDT

Planners and City Managers

5

Great session, should be a repeat with new panelists annually

Monday, October 1, 2018, 11:47 a.m. CDT

General Session: Townhall Live: Bridging the Gap Between Local and State Government

2

Format was very awkward.

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