Chicago, IL, United States
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 12:03 p.m. CST
As always, Trevor Dick made the show go! Always entertaining and informational.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, noon CST
Steve Robles did a particularly good job. Very insightful.
Friday, December 20, 2019, 12:33 p.m. CST
Excellent presenter, very deep dive into materials.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 1:42 p.m. CST
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Attended this activity- did not realize I needed CM credits with my pilot program status.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 2:36 p.m. CDT
This was a very engaging exercise. Good questions, good discussion.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 2:34 p.m. CDT
Good overall content, helpful detail.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 3:01 p.m. CDT
Very thought provoking, I believe this training would benefit many.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 2:59 p.m. CDT
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
Sunday, October 13, 2019, 9:53 a.m. CDT
Excellent introduction to the subject and resources.
Sunday, October 13, 2019, 9:52 a.m. CDT
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
Excellent session with well-organized content and engaging speakers.
Friday, October 11, 2019, 4:10 p.m. CDT
Great session with helpful takeaways.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 1:35 p.m. CDT
Very informative and educational about fair housing
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 1:34 p.m. CDT
Very informative about the transformation of Chicago and its suburbs
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 1:32 p.m. CDT
This session was educational about the culture of Chicago and its geography
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 1:29 p.m. CDT
This was very interesting and educational.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 1:28 p.m. CDT
Information was very helpful
Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 1:23 p.m. CDT
This session was very interesting and helpful.
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 7:49 a.m. CDT
Good topics this year.
Would have liked to see the final plan instead of just the concept plan.
Friday, October 4, 2019, 2:50 p.m. CDT
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
Amy Connolly's story is amazing--she should win some kind of award from the national APA.
Friday, October 4, 2019, 1:13 p.m. CDT
Refreshing approach to discussing legal issues!
Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 1:09 p.m. CDT
The information could have been prepared more so with Planners, individuals who may not regularly prepare or review pro formas or may not have a wealth of education or background in real estate finance calculations or terminology. There was not much discussion or focus on "the Gap". I believe this is what Planners, especially those in the Economic Development field, deal with more often when developers are seeking incentives to fill their financing gap. What questions should Planners ask? What should Planners look for in the pro forma? How do we compare an actual "gap" with the community and economic benefits of the develop?
Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 11:20 a.m. CDT
These continue to be the best sessions of the year.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 10:30 a.m. CDT
The program was great! For those with downtowns, it was very informative on how to set up long-term programs for revitalization. It's not as helpful for those of us without traditional downtowns.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 8:46 a.m. CDT
Fascinating. Inspiring. A reminder that planning should be a creative endeavor.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 4:26 p.m. CDT
Appreciated the YouTube clips to keep things lively.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 4:24 p.m. CDT
The program is great, Christina is great, it just needs to be shorter. The background info is too much.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 2:49 p.m. CDT
I loved doing an interactive activity with so many other planners! It was interesting to be on the other side of things!
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 2:48 p.m. CDT
This was really fun and helpful!
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 10:43 a.m. CDT
I would have liked to see more details, such as site plans and architectural plans for the first two projects that were presented.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 10:42 a.m. CDT
Great way to spend an hour at the conference and gain a broader perspective on the planning profession best practices.
This presentation focused entirely on non-urban river fronts, it would have been interesting to also include the Chicago river.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 10:41 a.m. CDT
Good use of technology to liven up a required course. Excellent grasp of pertinent knowledge and subject matter expertise shown by the exhibitors.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 10:38 a.m. CDT
Very novel and interesting subject matter.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 10:36 a.m. CDT
Challenges with the audio were a significant distraction, should have done a dress rehearsal. Concept was very engaging though.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 10:32 a.m. CDT
Good session with insightful scenarios. Nice format.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 10:29 a.m. CDT
Good session. I liked the analytics and that it was relevant to Chicago comparing natational data.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 10:09 a.m. CDT
The Mobile workshop was comprehensive, educational and interesting.
It included visiting institutions affecting immigration and entrepunerers. It was well organized, useful and included both theoritical and practical experiences in planning. Also ended with snacks for participants!
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