APA Pennsylvania Chapter

Harrisburg, PA, United States

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 12:19 p.m. CST

B5. Demolition Review: A Historic Preservation Tools for Communinties

2

Presenter was not familiar with PA law regarding demolition or preservation of historical properties.

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 3:06 p.m. CST

G4. Out of the Box: Public Art, Placemaking Plan

4

a different kind of session - thoughtful and inspiring

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 3:04 p.m. CST

Extroverted Urbanism

3

entertaining - somewhat relevant but not all that much

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 3:02 p.m. CST

City and County Together Again!

4

entertaining - somewhat useful

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 3:01 p.m. CST

We Say YES! An Affirmative Agenda for Sustainable Growth

3

somewhat useful but not very engaging and helpful to actual work environment

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 2:55 p.m. CST

F2. What Shapes Zoning in Pennsylvania: The Limits to Zoning

4

the session provided a summary of a recent Zoning PMPEI course I attended - so it was mainly a refresher - but good and useful information

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 2:53 p.m. CST

E2. Innovative County Comprehensive Plans

2

This was a typical 'this is what we did' session... not an educational or technical learning session.

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 2:52 p.m. CST

D6. Hug Your Local Code Enforcement Officer: They Implement Your Plan

4

An enjoyable session... could use most of the information presented.

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 2:51 p.m. CST

C5. New Wireless Communication Technologies and Their Impact on Communities

4

very relevant and useful information

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 2:49 p.m. CST

B5. Demolition Review: A Historic Preservation Tools for Communinties

4

information was for a non PA community - however, the topics were relevant and understandable an useable

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 2:48 p.m. CST

A2. Ethics Case of the Year

4

very relevant information

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 10:24 p.m. CST

F2. What Shapes Zoning in Pennsylvania: The Limits to Zoning

5

Interactive session that was informative; presenters worked well together

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 10:20 p.m. CST

E2. Innovative County Comprehensive Plans

5

Very successful examples of innovative County Comprehensive Plans; describes many methods of public engagement, including lessons learned

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 10:13 p.m. CST

C3. Inclusionary Housing and Zoning: A Tool to Combat Housing

4

Good example that could be used by other communities

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 10:11 p.m. CST

B2. Missing People Costs Money

5

Very informative; Presenter was knowledgeable and engaging

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 10:09 p.m. CST

A2. Ethics Case of the Year

5

Very good session with lots of discussion.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 10:24 a.m. CST

G1. Application of Ethical Principles in Planning and the Rules of Professional Conduct

4

Dry but interesting.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 10:22 a.m. CST

F2. What Shapes Zoning in Pennsylvania: The Limits to Zoning

4

Dry, but interesting.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 10:21 a.m. CST

E5. Pennsylvania Land Use Law Update: Appellate Cases from 2017-2019

4

Dry, but interesting.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 10:16 a.m. CST

City and County Together Again!

4

Good to see frank discussions about collaboration and the need for more.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 10:12 a.m. CST

C4. Use Google Earth to Redesign our Cities and Towns

5

Great tools for planning visualization!

Monday, November 11, 2019, 9:08 p.m. CST

G1. Application of Ethical Principles in Planning and the Rules of Professional Conduct

2

Would have been better with less lawyers

Monday, November 11, 2019, 9:07 p.m. CST

Extroverted Urbanism

1

Too abstract

Monday, November 11, 2019, 9:06 p.m. CST

F1. Fast, Fun, Fervent: Economic Development

4

Too little time for each presentation

Monday, November 11, 2019, 9:04 p.m. CST

E5. Pennsylvania Land Use Law Update: Appellate Cases from 2017-2019

3

Tried to review too many cases

Monday, November 11, 2019, 8:58 p.m. CST

We Say YES! An Affirmative Agenda for Sustainable Growth

5

Excellent keynote speaker

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 8:01 a.m. CST

We Say YES! An Affirmative Agenda for Sustainable Growth

5

Great discussion of the value of urban development with open space.

Friday, November 8, 2019, 3:08 p.m. CST

E5. Pennsylvania Land Use Law Update: Appellate Cases from 2017-2019

5

Again, a straight forward presentation on PA land use law update. Simple and effective.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 3:12 p.m. CST

G1. Application of Ethical Principles in Planning and the Rules of Professional Conduct

1

amazingly dull. last session of the conference - torture!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 3:11 p.m. CST

F2. What Shapes Zoning in Pennsylvania: The Limits to Zoning

5

interactive, humorous, they brought candy!!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 3:09 p.m. CST

E5. Pennsylvania Land Use Law Update: Appellate Cases from 2017-2019

3

long recitation of various cases; good info but not a very exciting presentation

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 3:06 p.m. CST

C6. Collaborative Efforts to Achieve Real Stormwater Results

4

solid practical info

Monday, November 4, 2019, 3:55 p.m. CST

G3. Choose Your Own Adventure in Vision Zero

3

Angie Dixson has an energetic and engaging presentation style.

Monday, November 4, 2019, 3:53 p.m. CST

Extroverted Urbanism

4

Presenter was passionate and well informed in mixing revealing statistics with non-traditional approaches

Monday, November 4, 2019, 3:52 p.m. CST

F2. What Shapes Zoning in Pennsylvania: The Limits to Zoning

4

Presenters were knowledgeable and engaging

Monday, November 4, 2019, 1:23 p.m. CST

Extroverted Urbanism

5

Inspiring for public, non-profit, and private sector planners alike.

Monday, November 4, 2019, 9:57 a.m. CST

D2. Bike Montco-New Approaches to Bicycle Planning in the Suburbs

5

I found this very informative and useful for future planning.

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 8:24 a.m. CST

A2. Ethics Case of the Year

4

good session

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 6:05 a.m. CST

M4. Tour of Berks Nature

3

Bus driver was not familiar with the route to and location of the Berks Nature facility and got a little lost - delay in arrival time which cut into tour of the facility, grounds, and paths. Weather was not cooperative. Staff did a good job of picking up the pieces to make a worthwhile and edifying learning experience. Potential facility and program model for many communities.

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 5:58 a.m. CST

City and County Together Again!

4

Understanding collaboration and cooperation in an demographically, geographically, and politically challenging and bifurcated atmosphere.

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 5:53 a.m. CST

Extroverted Urbanism

4

Innovation in interceding to help communities address very difficult conditions and challenges. Example of planner volunteering and serving the greater good.

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 5:45 a.m. CST

G3. Choose Your Own Adventure in Vision Zero

4

Gained a better understanding the challenges of applying the concept/goal in the urban context (by example of Philadelphia).

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 5:41 a.m. CST

M3. Discover Downtown Reading

5

Great tour for me (1st visit to Reading) to gain understanding of the of history of downtown Reading and current challenges and redevelopment efforts and plans.

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 5:36 a.m. CST

C4. Use Google Earth to Redesign our Cities and Towns

5

Great presentation of an very innovative and accessible technique to graphical depict proposed options for urban design changes. It was enjoyable, too!

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 5:32 a.m. CST

B4. Introduction to Pennsylvania's New Long Range Transportation Plan

4

Content was very good, but lighting in room produced glare on the screen which made slides hard to read.

Friday, November 1, 2019, 3:55 p.m. CDT

A5. The Suburban Apartment Boom: Understanding the Opportunities and Implications of Multifamily Housing

5

Especially liked hearing about the work DVRPC did to quantify impacts and the resources they're making available.

Friday, November 1, 2019, 3:53 p.m. CDT

M2. Adaptive Reuse: How Local Government and Developers Can Succeed When They Work Together

5

Some great ideas - and such a good example of how things can HAPPEN when people are all pulling in the same direction.

Friday, November 1, 2019, 3:51 p.m. CDT

D2. Bike Montco-New Approaches to Bicycle Planning in the Suburbs

4

Was particularly interesting to hear how an agency with little power to implement the plan directly was able to leverage their influence. I thought the idea of surveying people coming in for jury duty was utterly genius!

Friday, November 1, 2019, 3:48 p.m. CDT

E1. Tools for Getting the Entire Community Engaged

4

Some interesting ideas, but nothing particularly new...

Friday, November 1, 2019, 3:46 p.m. CDT

City and County Together Again!

4

The "SWOT" approach with 4 different speakers was creative and interesting (and suggested how this could be transferred to other communities), but it kind of glossed over some critical things. Like Reading having an incompetent and possibly corrupt mayor who was, thankfully, conspicuous by his absence.

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