APA Illinois Chapter

Chicago, IL, United States

3.92

(12035 reviews)

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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

Friday, September 22, 2017, 3:48 p.m. CDT

Plan4Health, An American Planning Association Project

5

Well done

Friday, September 22, 2017, 3:46 p.m. CDT

Pace Bus-On-Shoulder

5

Very interesting and helpful

Friday, September 22, 2017, 3:38 p.m. CDT

Diversity Committee Initiatives - Lunch Session

4

Diversity is important for IL APA

Friday, September 22, 2017, 3:37 p.m. CDT

Outside the Planning Box -- Lunch Session

5

I learned about Naperville projects

Friday, September 22, 2017, 3:35 p.m. CDT

Ethics Case of the Year

5

Very thought provoking

Friday, September 22, 2017, 3:32 p.m. CDT

Obama in Jackson Park

5

This told me important information about Chicago.

Friday, September 22, 2017, 3:30 p.m. CDT

Planning for Change - Downtown Wheaton Walking Tour

5

I learned a lot about residential development as key to the city.

Friday, September 22, 2017, 3:28 p.m. CDT

Law: Fight Blight Right: Smart Strategies for Nuisance Structures

5

great!

Friday, September 22, 2017, 3:26 p.m. CDT

Planners as Leaders: The Undiscovered Territory

5

They provided good ideas for leaders.

Friday, September 22, 2017, 3:23 p.m. CDT

Law: Fight Blight Right: Smart Strategies for Nuisance Structures

5

It was very helpful

Friday, September 22, 2017, 1:51 p.m. CDT

Speed Planning

5

So many good things to choose from - not enough time

Friday, September 22, 2017, 1:50 p.m. CDT

Ethics Case of the Year

5

One of my perennial favorites! So interesting. The pews in the Chapel were hard as rock though.

Friday, September 22, 2017, 1:48 p.m. CDT

Obama in Jackson Park

3

The discussion seemed one-sided, not enough information from the City regarding the project. The history of the presidential libraries was very interesting though

Friday, September 22, 2017, 12:13 p.m. CDT

Ethics Case of the Year

4

Good session on a tough topic. Well done.

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 1:59 p.m. CDT

Speed Planning

4

It was great to be able to get a taste of a number of projects.

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 1:56 p.m. CDT

The Interchange between Regional Infrastructure Improvements and Local Land Use Planning

5

I appreciated the breadth of the two projects: a large project in a large city and a large and some biggish projects in a smallish city. The speakers were all knowledgeable.

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 1:54 p.m. CDT

Obama in Jackson Park

3

I am waivering between three and four stars. The speakers were very knowledgeable, but also misleading. I know that the Obama Foundation was invited, which might have given a more complete picture if someone had attended.

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 1:51 p.m. CDT

Integrating Climate Science into Local Planning

4

The session was different from what I was expecting (which may say as much about me as the description). I have been thinking so much about climate change, that I had assumed that the tone would be more of an advocate.

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 10:33 a.m. CDT

Keynote Speaker - John Norquist

5

Always enjoy Mr. Norquist's perspective.

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 10:27 a.m. CDT

Two Sessions: (1st) Catalysts to Preservation: Incentives You Should Know (2nd) Demystifying Project Financing - Historic Tax Credits

5

Great presentations which could easily fill the entire morning or day, however very competent job of providing information within the time constraints accommodated.

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 10:20 a.m. CDT

Pace Bus-On-Shoulder

5

Great presentation, PACE personnel, beautiful bus and day made for a informative trip!! - Loved It!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 4:01 p.m. CDT

Cultivating Future Planners - 6th Grade Mini Charrette

5

This was a great event!!!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 4 p.m. CDT

How Geodesign is Changing the Way We Plan

5

Good session! Thanks guys!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 3:58 p.m. CDT

Designing for (and with) Industry: Best Practices for New Industrial Project Development & Design

5

It was good to see the technology that is available out there!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 9:08 a.m. CDT

Downtown Aurora - Lemons to Lemonade - A Walking Tour

5

Lots going on in Aurora! Speakers were fast-paced. Projects were very interesting. The city is extremely expansive. You could spend an entire day exploring all the different parts. It will be interesting to see if the financing mechanisms work out over the next 5-10 years in spurring transformation.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 9:05 a.m. CDT

Placemaking Through Stormwater Infrastructure & Economic Development

4

Great examples that were shown - the room was a bit weird for the setup, which made listening difficult. The imagery could have been made more prominent.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 9:04 a.m. CDT

Fast, Funny, Passionate

5

Session had timely information in a fun format. It was engaging and fun to attend.

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