APA Wisconsin Chapter

Madison, WI, United States

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Sunday, February 10, 2019, 10:37 a.m. CST

PACE Financing

4

Good updates

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 10:32 a.m. CST

Millennial Barriers for Minority Populations Entering the Workforce Part I

4

Has some fresh views on this topic

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 10:30 a.m. CST

Business Trends 2019 and Beyond

4

Good mix of speakers

Friday, February 8, 2019, 11:56 a.m. CST

Being Your Own Economist: What the Best Indicators Tell Us to Expect in 2019-2021

4

Lots of numbers, but put forward in an easy way to understand

Friday, February 8, 2019, 11:28 a.m. CST

Internships and Apprenticeships to Attract Youth to the Workforce

3

I thought Mark did a great job.

Friday, February 8, 2019, 10:39 a.m. CST

Reentry Initiatives for the Justice Involved: Integrating Correctional and Workforce Strategies

4

Strong advocate for a logical program

Friday, February 8, 2019, 9:45 a.m. CST

A Business Case for Diversity

4

Great topic

Friday, February 8, 2019, 8:55 a.m. CST

Wisconsin Investment Showcase

4

Lots of good information in a short time

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 4:31 p.m. CST

Wisconsin Fast Forward

4

Good information on a needed program.

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 4:30 p.m. CST

Millennial Barriers for Minority Populations Entering the Workforce Part I

4

Good information about an issue facing many midwestern states.

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 2:31 p.m. CST

Business Trends 2019 and Beyond

4

Interesting comments from business executives on the front lines.

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 2:09 p.m. CST

Designs on the Future

4

Zach was an interesting speaker and gave us lots to think about going forward - including some great book recommendations

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 11:02 a.m. CST

Tuesday Opening Plenary - Housing inequality and the Future of Neighborhoods

5

Dr. Simms call to action should be required reading (and viewing if a video is available) for all members of our profession.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 11:01 a.m. CST

ETHICS CASE OF THE YEAR

5

Excellent as always. Somehow Lee Brown and Co. have found a way to make this interesting.

Friday, November 30, 2018, 10:47 a.m. CST

Tuesday Opening Plenary - Housing inequality and the Future of Neighborhoods

5

One of the most powerful lectures I've heard in a long time!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 5:36 p.m. CST

Law & Legislative Update

5

Always a super informative session.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 5:35 p.m. CST

HOT TOPIC – Principles for Smart Cities

3

Pretty vague and nothing really that came across as new information. To me, "smart cities" isn't exactly "online forms and permitting software suites"

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 5:34 p.m. CST

PLACEMAKING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – STATE STREET & DOWNTOWN - Ensuring a Vibrant Downtown Retail Destination (Walking Tour)

5

Really fun and informative, great hosts who knew a lot about the area.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 5:33 p.m. CST

HOUSING – Planning for Transformation: Madison’s Capitol East District (Walking Tour)

3

Tour itself was 5 stars really great. The bus left us stranded for an hour though...

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 4:05 p.m. CST

PLACEMAKING & COMMUNITY INVESTMENT – From Vision to Reality (1988-2018); The Dramatic Transformation of the Beloit Riverfront

4

Great to hear the successes of a stakeholder lead effort

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 4:04 p.m. CST

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - Incorporating a Health Lens in Planning

5

Lots of great examples to learn from

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 4:04 p.m. CST

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - Environmental Equity Rooted in the Urban Forest

4

Lots of great tools and tricks!

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 11:38 a.m. CDT

Law & Legislative Update

5

The presenters did an excellent job of presenting potentially boring material - especially given that news is often not good. Humor helped a lot.

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 11:23 a.m. CDT

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - The Harbor District Water and Land Use Plan: Community Engagement for a Place Where No One Lives

5

This session described a very nteresting project that included successful strategies for gaining community input & support for a challenging project. The speaker gave a great presentation.

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 11:08 a.m. CDT

LUNCH & PLENARY - Communitywide Equity: a proactive approach to diversity and inclusion

5

Inspiring presentation! It was refreshing to hear someone talk about what is going on in the world and the role we can all play. Thank you Revel.

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 11:02 a.m. CDT

Monday Opening Plenary - The Art of Inclusive Communities: What Does It Take?

3

Annette Miller is a good speaker, but based on her comments it was clear that she is not familiar with the planning profession.

Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:42 p.m. CDT

Law & Legislative Update

4

Drew & Dan provided an overview, the best time would allow, regarding Wisconsin case law from the past year that most impacts planners, as well as connecting to some other recent court cases.

Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:41 p.m. CDT

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - Kinnikinnic River Corridor Project – Reaching a Dam Decision

4

I was impressed with the speakers in how they were able to navigate a long (2+ years) public dialogue regarding a highly controversial topic in River Falls.

Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:41 p.m. CDT

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - Incorporating a Health Lens in Planning

4

This session provided a good overview of health-related planning initiatives recently conducted in Wisconsin

Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:40 p.m. CDT

HOUSING - Growing Madison’s Affordable Housing Supply - A Summary of Madison’s Affordable Housing Initiative

5

Great presentation that got "into the weeds" regarding how the City's affordable housing funding strategy is working.

Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:39 p.m. CDT

Tuesday Opening Plenary - Housing inequality and the Future of Neighborhoods

5

One of the better speaking engagement for planners with provocative and powerful arguments for more inspirational action.

Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:38 p.m. CDT

PLANNING DIRECTOR’S GATHERING

4

As one of the facilitators, I thought this was a great discussion regarding how directors and senior staff act as leaders within their communities and city governance systems, as well as administrative/functional challenges.

Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:36 p.m. CDT

HOUSING – Planning for Transformation: Madison’s Capitol East District (Walking Tour)

4

Excellent tour that covered redevelopment, corridor planning, housing, commercial mixed use, and many other topics as applied to a specific development area

Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:35 p.m. CDT

HOUSING - The Fitchburg Housing Story – A Tale of Two Cities

4

Provided a good overview of a housing study in an edge community seeking to improve housing options.

Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:34 p.m. CDT

LUNCH & PLENARY - Communitywide Equity: a proactive approach to diversity and inclusion

4

The speakers provided an interesting example of Appleton, WI, and how the City is pursuing equity in all policies (although could have been more concrete about what these policies are).

Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:34 p.m. CDT

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - Equitable Comprehensive Plan Engagement

4

Good session that got into the weeds regarding engagement strategies within a Comprehensive Planning process, including instructive commentary on what worked and what didn't.

Monday, October 22, 2018, 12:30 p.m. CDT

Monday Opening Plenary - The Art of Inclusive Communities: What Does It Take?

2

Presentation had little value. Most of the presentation was very elementary concepts and straw-man arguments (such as citing an article from Forbes.com about "what planners view as a desireable neighborhood"). Toward the end Ms. Miller dipped her toe into relevant content.

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 7:28 p.m. CDT

Law & Legislative Update

5

Drew Pennington is a rock star! Thanks, Drew, for everything you did for this conference and session. Dan O'Callahan was smart, humble, funny, and engaging.

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 7:26 p.m. CDT

HOT TOPIC – Principles for Smart Cities

2

I felt that this was more of an infomercial for consultant's services in this area than anything. Session was enhanced by open discussion near end.

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 7:24 p.m. CDT

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - Incorporating a Health Lens in Planning

4

Documentation of many great efforts. I like the inclusion of speakers who's communities are just lurching forward with the idea.

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 7:22 p.m. CDT

HOUSING - Growing Madison’s Affordable Housing Supply - A Summary of Madison’s Affordable Housing Initiative

4

Awesome program. Clear presentation.

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 7:20 p.m. CDT

HOUSING - The Perseverance to Continual Move Forward & The Wherewithal to Complete: Brownfield Redevelopment in Your Downtown

4

Great story of persistence in implementing (and massaging) a vision for redevelopment over an extended period. I particularly appreciated the lessons in patience--when to push and when to wait.

Friday, October 19, 2018, 1:11 p.m. CDT

PLACEMAKING & COMMUNITY INVESTMENT - The Madison Public Market and the “MarketReady” Program

5

Super interesting program to build a local and diverse set of vendors. Really Cool!!!

Friday, October 19, 2018, 1:09 p.m. CDT

TRANSPORTATION - Building an Equitable Transportation Future

5

Denise Jess was an excellent speaker, really raised the profile of those who are facing accessibility issues in our cities.

Friday, October 19, 2018, 12:52 p.m. CDT

Law & Legislative Update

5

Great presentation and super helpful summary.

Friday, October 19, 2018, 12:51 p.m. CDT

HOT TOPIC – Principles for Smart Cities

3

I appreciated the time for discussion with other entities. This presentation was not what I expected by the summary, and while I did gain in knowledge, I wish the presenters would have included examples of where things are working in municipalities.

Friday, October 19, 2018, 12:46 p.m. CDT

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - Incorporating a Health Lens in Planning

5

Awesome! I appreciated how each of the speakers offered a different take while also showing similarities in their processes.

Friday, October 19, 2018, 12:44 p.m. CDT

HOT TOPIC - Reindustrialization and Redefining Mixed Use

3

I had hoped there would be time for discussion regarding mitigating the conflicts between residential and heavy industrial uses.

Monday, October 15, 2018, 1:55 p.m. CDT

HOUSING - The Perseverance to Continual Move Forward & The Wherewithal to Complete: Brownfield Redevelopment in Your Downtown

5

Discussion of challenges regarding brownfield redevelopment projects was informative.

Monday, October 15, 2018, 1:52 p.m. CDT

HOT TOPIC - Thinking Outside (and Inside) the (Big) Box

5

Big box redevelopment/reuse is an issue that may become increasingly important given the uncertain future of commercial/retail uses

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