APA Alaska Chapter

Anchorage, AK, United States

3.71

(1216 reviews)

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Monday, December 11, 2017, 12:59 a.m. CST

Monday Lunch Keynote: Livability & Transportation in the Pacific Northwest: How Can Planners Help?

4

Engaging speaker brought together demographic/economic trends to synthesize development/transportation nexus.

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 8:45 p.m. CST

Tuesday Lunch Keynote John Miki: Planning for Age-Friendly Livability: Missing Middle Housing

5

Useful overview of the "missing middle" concept and gave relevant local examples from Anchorage and many other places. Had great visual illustrations of different housing types, and addressed various concerns people tend to have about "dense" housing.

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 8:39 p.m. CST

Alaska 2018: Emerging from Recession?

5

Great overview of economic issues in Alaska, and gave helpful context that is basic to economists but would be new to most planners. Very engaging and welcomed discussion and comments throughout the presentation.

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 8:38 p.m. CST

Monday Lunch Keynote: Livability & Transportation in the Pacific Northwest: How Can Planners Help?

5

Engaging speaker, tailored presentation to planners and specifically how agencies can think differently about traditional approaches like transportation planning. Great overview of relevant data and planning for future generations.

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 8:36 p.m. CST

Fostering Compatible Communities: Fairbanks North Star Borough’s Implementation of its Joint Land Use Study

5

Very well organized presentation, great overview of the challenges involved with the project and process for determining the best policies to address land use issues next to a military base. Thoughtful answers to the audience's questions.

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 8:32 p.m. CST

Telling Stories and Asking Questions with ESRI Story Maps

5

Very informative and practical, gave a variety of example maps to help inspire different ways to use story maps. Would also be cool to do a similar training in a longer format, with everyone having computers to make their own!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6:56 p.m. CST

Monday Lunch Keynote: Livability & Transportation in the Pacific Northwest: How Can Planners Help?

4

Great presentation with really useful graphics/data (that community leaders would really appreciate but I already heard its contents at a prior conference when the speaker worked for Smart Growth America.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6:54 p.m. CST

Livability and the Bottom Line

4

Great info about Anchorage and Spenard. Would appreciate hearing a similar presentation in the future to keep practitioners up to date on the latest data.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6:53 p.m. CST

Creative Tactics for Community Engagement and Change

5

Really refreshing to hear from artists directly. Great visuals as well.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6:52 p.m. CST

Spenard Corridor Update

2

Presentation did not match the description in the program. It seemed to be an update on the Land Use Plan Map for Anchorage rather than the Spenard Corridor Plan.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6:50 p.m. CST

Ethics in Planning

3

Really appreciate a locals perspective on navigating ethical scenarios. However, the presentation felt a little too hastily prepared.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6:47 p.m. CST

How to Make Eminent Domain Your Next Cocktail Party Conversation

5

The most interactive talk of the conference. Thank you for taking a dry topic and engaging the crowd

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6:46 p.m. CST

Want To Make Your Community More Livable? Start By Saving The Soil!

4

The focus of the talk was a bit narrow, but very informative nevertheless.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6:45 p.m. CST

Alaska’s Infrastructure Report Card

3

I appreciated other subject matter experts presenting at our conference. thank you!

Monday, November 20, 2017, 12:30 p.m. CST

Creative Tactics for Community Engagement and Change

5

Inspiring discussion on harnessing the creative thinking of artists to solve problems.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 12:25 p.m. CST

Tuesday Lunch Keynote John Miki: Planning for Age-Friendly Livability: Missing Middle Housing

5

This session did a good job of filling in some blanks on housing and population projections.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 12:13 p.m. CST

Ethics in Planning

5

Good real world examples from someone who has seen it all.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 12:06 p.m. CST

Monday Lunch Keynote: Livability & Transportation in the Pacific Northwest: How Can Planners Help?

5

Very good discussion of transportation issues and livability.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 12:02 p.m. CST

What Comes First, the Chicken, the Egg, or the Zoning Code?

4

Engaging and informative discussion of zoning for livestock.

Monday, November 20, 2017, noon CST

What’s in a Height? An Alaska Planner’s Guide to Vertical Datums

5

Easy to understand explanation of elevation datum.

Monday, November 20, 2017, 11:59 a.m. CST

Monday Breakfast Keynote Andy Mack: Alaska Department of Natural Resources Planning Projects

3

Good information about the structure on ADNR

Thursday, July 6, 2017, 3:55 p.m. CDT

Law of the Land: An interactive legal review

5

Good speaker, real knowledge of Alaska land use case law

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 6:28 p.m. CST

Collaborative Land Use Planning: Unalaska LLP

5

This plan exemplified consensus building and public outreach done right!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 6:26 p.m. CST

Marijuana Regulation in Local Communities – The Path Forward

5

Cynthia should be writing all of Alaska's public policy! Very smart, very articulate, and very much demonstrated that she is working to get this legislation done right.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 6:23 p.m. CST

Anchorage Trails: The power of identify planning, designing, and branding the Anchorage trails signage and wayfinding system

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