APA Illinois Chapter

Chicago, IL, United States

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Monday, June 11, 2018, 11:18 a.m. CDT

Chicago Past/Present/Future

5

This was actually in the final group of sessions so I am reporting credits from two sessions listed in the 11:15 am slot. I enjoyed the historical perspective on the Plan of Chicago mixed in with more current policy and data analysis topics.

Monday, June 11, 2018, 11:11 a.m. CDT

Afternoon Keynote Presentation - ​​Olatunji Oboi Reed

5

Oboi is a charismatic speaker and did an excellent job communicating the equity issues that exist in planning and our transportation system.

Monday, June 11, 2018, 11:10 a.m. CDT

Red Line Extention Debate

5

Lively and insightful discussion on a major transit issue for our region, I thoroughly enjoyed the debate.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 2:56 p.m. CDT

Morning Kenote Presentation - Tom Prendergast

5

Mr. Pendergrast is a very entertaining and informative speaker.

Monday, June 4, 2018, 10:55 a.m. CDT

Advancing Equity in Chicago through Innovative Outreach Methods

4

good discussion

Monday, June 4, 2018, 10:55 a.m. CDT

Afternoon Keynote Presentation - ​​Olatunji Oboi Reed

4

Mr Reed raised some interesting points.

Monday, June 4, 2018, 10:53 a.m. CDT

Red Line Extention Debate

5

I was great!

Monday, June 4, 2018, 10:52 a.m. CDT

Morning Kenote Presentation - Tom Prendergast

3

a bit alarming the Mr. Prendergast noted that global warming was 'debatable' but the increase in violent weather events was not.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 1:56 p.m. CDT

Chicago’s Innovative Bicycle Infrastructure

5

Good to see things moving forward!

Monday, May 21, 2018, 4:04 p.m. CDT

Over a Century as a Hub: The History of Cycling in Chicago

5

This was a great presentation! I really enjoyed learning about the history of cycling in Chicago. The speaker was excellent - really mesmerizing and he engaged the audience well.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 2:08 p.m. CDT

From A to Z: Creative Marketing for Bicycle Events

5

It was nice to learn how Princeton not only started their event but how the marketed and grew their event. Great small group discussion.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 12:14 p.m. CDT

Mobile Workshop: Chicago’s Bicycle Infrastructure

4

guides were a bit green, but nice to ride a divvy for the first time

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 12:12 p.m. CDT

From A to Z: Creative Marketing for Bicycle Events

5

the presenter had some very interesting marketing materials

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 12:12 p.m. CDT

An academic and advocacy look at bike equity in Chicago

4

good presentations, although the issues of bike infrastructure and gentrification got a bit out of hand

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 12:09 p.m. CDT

Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks Guide - An introductory look

5

Tim is a great presenter and the guide looks like a great document

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 9:47 a.m. CDT

Over a Century as a Hub: The History of Cycling in Chicago

5

Very informative overview of cycling's history in Chicago. Great summary of the key people, businesses, and places which made Chicago a mecca for bicycles in the late 19th / early 20th Centuries.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 9:43 a.m. CDT

Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks Guide - An introductory look

5

Tim gave a great summary of the Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks Guide. His presentation was concise, yet informative. I greatly appreciated his ability to respond to attendee's questions on the fly.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 9:41 a.m. CDT

Normal's Zagster bike sharing program

5

Mercy provided constructive information regarding the bike share system in Normal and gave a great summary of its pro/cons. I feel I left with a better understanding of how bike share systems can be applied in a small city context.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 3:29 p.m. CDT

Ethics and Social Media

5

Julie was great!

Friday, March 16, 2018, 11:12 a.m. CDT

Obama in Jackson Park

5

Nice balance perspective. Good presentation on history of the Park which should have served as the basis for the design decision process rather it would appear it was client focused from the beginning.

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 11:02 a.m. CST

The Once and Future Prairie State

5

He gave an interesting perspective on water preservation.

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 11:01 a.m. CST

Greenways Opportunities through the Region

4

They explained good planning for greenways opportunities in the County.

Friday, February 9, 2018, 5:15 p.m. CST

2018 Urban Innovation Symposium - Afternoon Session

5

excellent symposium with relevant information especially with regard to regional water issues

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 3:35 p.m. CST

Zoning on a Budget (Updating Your Code with out Breaking the Bank)

5

Excellent discussion following presentations.

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 3:33 p.m. CST

Keynote Speaker - John Norquist

5

Excellent. Former Mayor of Milwaukee.

Thursday, December 7, 2017, 3:30 p.m. CST

Navigating the Loss of a Major Employer

5

Excellent and timely topic and discussion for suburban Chicago Planning professionals.

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 2:30 p.m. CST

Ethics Cases of the Year

4

Excellent session, as always.

Friday, October 20, 2017, 11:42 p.m. CDT

Integrating Climate Science into Local Planning

5

This was a really useful session to understand the middle ground that exists for planners when tackling a difficult and politically charged problem. Great session.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 11:24 a.m. CDT

Explore Downtown Naperville - A Walking Tour

5

A fantastic tour. Really knowledgeable presenters. We learned everything worth knowing about Naperville. Well done!

Friday, October 13, 2017, 9:10 a.m. CDT

Successful Ingredients for a Brewery in your Community

5

This was a lot of fun. The quiz was a good idea. I also thought it was great to get two brewers on the panel to explain their perspectives.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 9:07 a.m. CDT

Ethics Case of the Year

5

The ethics case of the year is always fun to hear and sometimes a bit infuriating to figure out the answer. Then again, ethics can be tricky! I also really like how the speakers interact with the audience because it helps you understand that everyone has to process these grey areas to figure out how to be an ethical planner.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 9:04 a.m. CDT

The Changing Face of Campustown

4

Great job taking us through the history. I found the drainage issues (and the fixes) to be a really compelling piece of how and why this area has redeveloped as it has.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 9:01 a.m. CDT

Navigating the Loss of a Major Employer

5

Good topic in light of big corporations choosing to move back to the core. Means we have many buildings in the suburbs that need to be re-purposed.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 11:54 a.m. CDT

Gateways to Nature

5

All speakers knew their subjects and presented their information well.

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 11:40 a.m. CDT

Food Hubs & Urban Farming

5

Great topic - good speakers

Friday, October 6, 2017, 2:48 p.m. CDT

Ask the Developer

4

Good session showing the other side of the development partnership - the developer, rather than the elected official or planner.

Friday, October 6, 2017, 2:46 p.m. CDT

Land Use Models & Municipal Budgets: How City Planners can help lead the Community’s Financial Conversation

4

Informative session.

Friday, October 6, 2017, 2:45 p.m. CDT

Successful Ingredients for a Brewery in your Community

5

This session was one of the highlights of the conference. Outstanding brew of zoning impacts on business startups, interviews with suburban brewer entrepreneurs, and lessons learned when working with micro-breweries.

Friday, October 6, 2017, 2:39 p.m. CDT

Speed Planning

4

The venue was too cramped to hold the mini-sessions effectively.

Friday, October 6, 2017, 2:37 p.m. CDT

Ethics Case of the Year

3

The case studies were the highlight of the session. The panelists' insistence to regulate discussion distracted from the session, as well as the venue (the attendees sat in pews, while the moderator began the session speaking from the pulpit of the chapel). The next time the state chapter holds an ethics session, consider having stationary mikes and invite attendees to give comments from them, rather than the "Phil Donahue" method.

Friday, October 6, 2017, 2:33 p.m. CDT

The Changing Face of Campustown

5

I learned a lot of great lessons regarding land use and redevelopment that are applicable to the campus town in which I live.

Friday, October 6, 2017, 2:31 p.m. CDT

Fast, Funny, Passionate

5

One of the best sessions I've ever attended at any APA conference. Imaginative, hilarious, thought-provoking, and informative.

Friday, October 6, 2017, 2:27 p.m. CDT

Keynote Speaker - John Norquist

5

Mayor Norquist's remarks were inspirational and germane to improving urban architecture.

Friday, October 6, 2017, 2:26 p.m. CDT

I-90 SmartRoad project -- Lunch Session

4

I particularly valued the handouts from the speakers.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 4:43 p.m. CDT

Keynote Speaker - John Norquist

5

Great presenter with a great background. Entertaining and accurate.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 3:41 p.m. CDT

Explore Downtown Naperville - A Walking Tour

4

A lot of attendees made it difficult to move about and hear the speakers effectively.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 9:52 a.m. CDT

Effective Economic Development Agreements

5

I really enjoyed this presentation - great speakers, both very knowledgeable.

Sunday, September 24, 2017, 2:16 p.m. CDT

Keynote Speaker - John Norquist

2

Have seen him before. Pretty much the same presentation.

Friday, September 22, 2017, 3:53 p.m. CDT

Planning for Solar Development in the Future Energy Jobs Bill Era

5

Very timely presentaton

Friday, September 22, 2017, 3:52 p.m. CDT

Land Use Models & Municipal Budgets: How City Planners can help lead the Community’s Financial Conversation

5

Very informative

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