APA Illinois Chapter

Chicago, IL, United States

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Sunday, February 9, 2020, 8:08 p.m. CST

Panel #4- Food Justice

5

Enjoyed learning about urban farming. The conversation made me think of a neighborhood in a different way.

Sunday, February 9, 2020, 8:06 p.m. CST

Panel #3- Tensions Between Public and Private in Housing

5

Very knowledgeable professionals working in the field, passionate about housing. Learned so much.

Sunday, February 9, 2020, 8:04 p.m. CST

Panel #1: Mobility Justice

5

All three panelists did an amazing job at bringing POC and equity issues to the forefront.

Sunday, February 2, 2020, 7:34 p.m. CST

Panel #3- Tensions Between Public and Private in Housing

5

Very engaging talk, especially in bringing together public actors with different agendas when it comes to affordable housing.

Sunday, February 2, 2020, 7:30 p.m. CST

Keynote: Alden Loury

5

Well educated, experienced, and engaging speaker discussing the most relevant topics in planning.

Friday, January 31, 2020, 11:33 a.m. CST

Deep Dive #1: U.S. Population and Migration Trend

5

Excellent speaker and holistic understanding of migration causes and trends.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 4:26 p.m. CST

Panel #1: Mobility Justice

5

Panel was well coordinated and engagement of panelists was equally distributed among themselves. They all touched on what mobility justice meant to them and gave individual examples of how to achieve mobility justice. All panelists were passionate about the topic and well educated. Very nice to hear it come from a community and professional aspect.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 4:23 p.m. CST

Keynote: Alden Loury

5

Amazing speaker and writer that touches the aspects of community and shedding light to the demographic changes of the south and west sides of Chicago in an understandable manner for everyone to consider in their academics and professional careers.

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 12:36 a.m. CST

Panel #2: The 2020 Census

4

It was a good panel. The narrative of Illinois and Chicago plays a strong role in why people are not moving to the state. There is a lot of reasons people haven't such as taxes, corruption, and crime. Illinois may loose one to two congressional seats, representative. Swing districts being huge. People who are still here that need more services and transit to be counted. The Census is important to show the representation of population. Federal dollars that should be coming back to us. We in the state have to be tying the Census and its involvement to something more tangible. People can work part-time with the Census by taking virtual training and be placed in offices or doing work in your own time. The panel was knowledgeable and help to bring clarity.

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 12:20 a.m. CST

Deep Dive #1: U.S. Population and Migration Trend

5

David Stovall spoke about how colonial powers were removed from city and people in places like Detroit. Race, age, mobility, and sexual orientation 2010 Census Data, Chicago lost 300,000 and out of those 275,000 are black. 700 schools in Chicago now including charter school, 300 that are at 50 percent of less of their capacity. Out of those 300 schools, 85 percent of those schools are in the same zip code. Neoliberalism the privatization of public goods and that the free market. The future of the spaces and what will be rationalized in the future. He was very energetic, informed, and engaged with the audience.

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 12:07 a.m. CST

Keynote: Alden Loury

4

He talked to us about the migration of African Americans to south suburbs and how we see jobs reduce as well. White flight moves towards the inner city. Black and brown spaces have the loss of commerce, property values, and mortgage dollars. Planners should look at the world as how it is and now how we want it to be (raw). Census tracts not likely to change were wealthy white areas and brown places We cannot allow the spaces to be polarized places and leave them as is Accept it, acknowledge it, and do what you can to change it. Small Black Belt where we call Bronzeville. Englewood flipped from white to all black in ten years or less. How do we address rapid migration? Planners have to take a more progressive and proactive stance to change what we have been seeing.

Friday, January 24, 2020, 4:09 p.m. CST

Keynote: Alden Loury

4

Thank you for addressing the roles that planners have on cities, specifically communities impacted by racism and its embedded impact on history/legacy (infiltrated by the racial paradigm). It charges us to ethically and realistically play an active role in the process of planning cities. “Accept it acknowledge it and do what we can” - Alden Loury

Friday, January 24, 2020, 11:25 a.m. CST

Mobile Workshop - Missing Middle Evanston ADU Walking Tour

5

This was interesting and engaging, to see and hear residents’ stories about their accessory units.

Friday, January 24, 2020, 11:24 a.m. CST

The 'Missing Middle': From Ideas to Outcomes

5

It was great to see a neighborhood activist voice on this panel. It’s so refreshing to discuss a planning concern with voices that call out development trends and criticize rent-seeking behavior. More of this, please!

Friday, January 24, 2020, 11:22 a.m. CST

Reclaiming Waterfronts for Public Use and Recreation

4

This was a topic I had no prior knowledge about, it was fascinating to learn about this topic and see the approaches to problem-solving and implementation.

Friday, January 24, 2020, 11:20 a.m. CST

Real Estate for Planners: Mind the (Financing) Gap

5

This was a well-designed panel with straightforward information. I incorporated these lessons into my office’s zoning review policy and better understand limitations or potential issues when negotiating a deal.

Friday, January 24, 2020, 11:19 a.m. CST

Speed Planning

5

This was really fun — more events like this with bite-sized presentations would be great

Friday, January 24, 2020, 11:18 a.m. CST

Robbins Renewal and Resiliency

5

This was an outstanding interdisciplinary discussion of a specific plan & implementation. Really nicely done!

Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 12:03 p.m. CST

The Masked Planner

5

As always, Trevor Dick made the show go! Always entertaining and informational.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020, noon CST

Dealing with Density: Facilitating the Community Conversation More Effectively Workshop

5

Steve Robles did a particularly good job. Very insightful.

Friday, December 20, 2019, 12:33 p.m. CST

After 30 years, it's time to comply with the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988

5

Excellent presenter, very deep dive into materials.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 1:42 p.m. CST

State Assistance with Potentially Contaminated Properties

5

The presentation by IEPA was very informative to planners involved in Brownfield Redevelopment. My presentation on a Brownfield Site in Rockford, Illinois seemed to b very well received, based on the questions, comments and requests for a copy of my presentation.

Friday, November 29, 2019, 11:01 p.m. CST

Ethics Case of the Year

4

This is always a great session. It seems though that there is ALWAYS a problem with the polling technology.

Friday, November 29, 2019, 10:58 p.m. CST

The Death and Life of Chicago’s Suburban Office Campuses

5

Great topic and excellent presenters. This topic as well as Rethinking the Mall should be on the conference program again next year with these speakers or others who have several years' experience with these kinds of rethinking-the-burbs kind of projects.

Friday, November 29, 2019, 10:53 p.m. CST

Imagining a Just City

4

Katanya Raby led this session on her own. While she made a valiant effort the group was too big to accomplish what she had wanted to do. The exercises felt rushed. I really appreciated hearing about the Just City tool and Index for the first time and think that Ms. Raby should a) add another planner or two to her panel that has experience using the tool and b) make sure the group is limited to no more than 20-25 people and that there is enough time to explain and complete each exercise.

Friday, November 29, 2019, 10:46 p.m. CST

The Masked Planner

4

It was obvious the speakers and masked planners put a lot of time and effort into creating this session. The problem was with the microphones and the masks. The audience couldn't hear what the Masked Planners were saying at first. But the speakers acted quickly to avert disaster. Overall it was very funny and informative at the same time.

Friday, November 29, 2019, 10:42 p.m. CST

Creating More Diverse Neighborhoods in Illinois: What Planners are Doing, and What More They Could Do

4

This session was a little dry but the information was important. I wish the speakers had clearly defined some of the key terms and phrases associated with the housing programs they each had studied and reported on, e.g., HUD's affirmatively furthering fair housing initiative.

Friday, November 29, 2019, 10:33 p.m. CST

Re-Thinking the Mall

5

What to do with vacant and under-performing malls is one of the key challenges facing virtually every Chicago suburb. It was really good to hear from these particular panelists because they each have substantial experience and were able to talk about trends over time and what suburban malls might be facing in the future.

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 9:03 a.m. CST

Imagining a Just City

5

I really enjoyed this interactive session! It allowed us to really think about the communities we are from and how they play a part in our views today.

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 8:59 a.m. CST

Managing Difficult Affordable Housing Situations

5

This session was great! I had heard about this situation and it was extremely informative to hear this story from the actual Planner.

Monday, November 18, 2019, 5 p.m. CST

APA-IL’s Excellent Planning Law Adventure!

4

Attended this activity- did not realize I needed CM credits with my pilot program status.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 2:36 p.m. CDT

World Café discussion: How can planners ensure Equitable Climate Resilience in our communities?

5

This was a very engaging exercise. Good questions, good discussion.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 2:34 p.m. CDT

Creating More Diverse Neighborhoods in Illinois: What Planners are Doing, and What More They Could Do

4

Good overall content, helpful detail.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 3:01 p.m. CDT

Disability Awareness Training

5

Very thought provoking, I believe this training would benefit many.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 2:59 p.m. CDT

The Benefits of Community Benefit Agreements

5

Interesting concept I had not been exposed to before. I can see the benefits of these agreements especially for disinvested communities.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 1:48 p.m. CDT

Common Zoning Questions Answered

3

bad venue

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 9:53 a.m. CDT

State Assistance with Potentially Contaminated Properties

5

Excellent introduction to the subject and resources.

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 9:52 a.m. CDT

Reclaiming Waterfronts for Public Use and Recreation

4

Exposed me to several potential strategies and issues related to waterfront development. Started slow, but QandA was excellent!

Friday, October 11, 2019, 4:14 p.m. CDT

After 30 years, it's time to comply with the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988

5

Excellent session with well-organized content and engaging speakers.

Friday, October 11, 2019, 4:10 p.m. CDT

Ready for Takeoff: Steering Your Comp Plan to Implementation

5

Great session with helpful takeaways.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 1:35 p.m. CDT

After 30 years, it's time to comply with the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988

5

Very informative and educational about fair housing

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 1:34 p.m. CDT

The Death and Life of Chicago’s Suburban Office Campuses

5

Very informative about the transformation of Chicago and its suburbs

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 1:32 p.m. CDT

Mobile Workshop - Planning for Hospitality: Challenges of Transition and Socio-Cultural Acceptance

5

This session was educational about the culture of Chicago and its geography

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 1:29 p.m. CDT

Mobile Workshop - Chicago Libraries + Housing: Complex Requirements of Mixed Use

5

This was very interesting and educational.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 1:28 p.m. CDT

2019 APA-IL Awards Program

5

Information was very helpful

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 1:23 p.m. CDT

The Masked Planner

5

This session was very interesting and helpful.

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 7:49 a.m. CDT

Speed Planning

4

Good topics this year.

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 7:49 a.m. CDT

Robbins Renewal and Resiliency

3

Would have liked to see the final plan instead of just the concept plan.

Friday, October 4, 2019, 2:50 p.m. CDT

Imagining a Just City

5

Loved how the presenter truly engaged the audience with activities that made the person think and provided methods to take back in future outreach efforts.

Friday, October 4, 2019, 2:41 p.m. CDT

Managing Difficult Affordable Housing Situations

5

Amy Connolly's story is amazing--she should win some kind of award from the national APA.

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