APA Pennsylvania Chapter

Harrisburg, PA, United States

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Monday, February 10, 2020, 2:55 p.m. CST

M4. Tour of Berks Nature

5

Impressive facility!

Friday, January 17, 2020, 10:43 a.m. CST

E1. Tools for Getting the Entire Community Engaged

4

Grass roots approach.

Friday, January 17, 2020, 10:41 a.m. CST

F1. Fast, Fun, Fervent: Economic Development

4

Multiple speakers within a short time frame forces simplification of message. Thank you.

Friday, January 17, 2020, 10:39 a.m. CST

C4. Use Google Earth to Redesign our Cities and Towns

4

I appreciated the real-time demonstration.

Friday, January 17, 2020, 10:38 a.m. CST

B5. Demolition Review: A Historic Preservation Tools for Communinties

5

Very knowledgeable. Made new connection.

Friday, January 17, 2020, 10:37 a.m. CST

We Say YES! An Affirmative Agenda for Sustainable Growth

5

Great developer perspective.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 3:29 p.m. CST

F1. Fast, Fun, Fervent: Economic Development

5

This was fun! Aaron was great.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 3:22 p.m. CST

G5. Deep Dive into Reading: Past, Present and Future

5

John Kramer is a consummate professional. I thoroughly enjoyed preparing and presenting with him!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 3:16 p.m. CST

City and County Together Again!

5

I was the moderator for this landmark, collaborative session, joining members of Reading City Council with a Berks County Commissioner. It was hard work, but it was worth it.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 3:09 p.m. CST

M3. Discover Downtown Reading

5

Aaron Gantz is an excellent presenter!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 3:02 p.m. CST

C4. Use Google Earth to Redesign our Cities and Towns

5

I enjoyed preparing and presenting with staff from Michael Baker, International.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 2:56 p.m. CST

We Say YES! An Affirmative Agenda for Sustainable Growth

5

Jason is an accomplished speaker and his presentation was outstanding.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 2:47 p.m. CST

A6. City, College Collaboration: Vision, Goals and Strategies

5

I enjoyed preparing and presenting with Dr. Jacquelyn Fetrow, President of Albright College.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 12:41 p.m. CST

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

2

hard to follow an retain information for everyday use

Monday, December 30, 2019, 12:40 p.m. CST

F3. Common Ground: Planning for Equitable Investments in Public Parks

5

completely related to my everyday job. very comprehensive overview and knowledgable presenters. presented an idea that could be replicated elsewhere. common issue--equitable investment in public spaces.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 12:39 p.m. CST

City and County Together Again!

3

spoke a lot about the exact situation in reading and not generally as to how other city/county relationships may be improved.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 12:38 p.m. CST

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

2

boring, a lot of information covered, not digestible or organized format

Monday, December 30, 2019, 12:37 p.m. CST

D5. Implementable Comprehensive Plans: Keys to Success

5

very good ideas for public outreach. different committee set up. understanding political involvement. unique ideas for implementation success short term.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 12:35 p.m. CST

C6. Collaborative Efforts to Achieve Real Stormwater Results

4

relatable examples, repeatable principles.

Monday, December 30, 2019, 12:35 p.m. CST

B6. Strategic Planning for Planning Agencies

4

helpful strategies. interactive speaker

Monday, December 30, 2019, 12:33 p.m. CST

We Say YES! An Affirmative Agenda for Sustainable Growth

5

good tips on how to incorporate smart growth in planning. very accessible and easy to identify and remember. good examples of the economic impact of smart growth tenets.

Monday, December 9, 2019, 3:01 p.m. CST

Successful Public/Private Partnerships from Principles to Practices

5

Most important information on real estate finance that is essential for successful 3p's.

Monday, December 9, 2019, 2:30 p.m. CST

We Say YES! An Affirmative Agenda for Sustainable Growth

5

Outstanding, well-prepared and delivered. Worthy of a national conference. Personalized message from experience growing up in Narberth. Could not have been better.

Monday, December 9, 2019, 2:23 p.m. CST

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

5

Thoughtful and thorough approach to gentrification.

Monday, December 9, 2019, 2:19 p.m. CST

B6. Strategic Planning for Planning Agencies

3

Short period of time to cover big topic.

Monday, December 9, 2019, 2:17 p.m. CST

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

5

Excellent presentation of what is going on in the southeast region.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 11:58 a.m. CST

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

3

Used a lot of acronyms and could have catered a bit more to someone less familiar.

Friday, November 22, 2019, 1:59 p.m. CST

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

4

Solid ethics panel.

Friday, November 22, 2019, 1:57 p.m. CST

Extroverted Urbanism

5

Wonderful talk about community engagement and making the most with limited resources for revitalization and community development.

Friday, November 22, 2019, 1:51 p.m. CST

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

5

Stalwart land use law seminar with a great MPC refresher.

Friday, November 22, 2019, 1:46 p.m. CST

City and County Together Again!

3

Interesting discussions on Readings challenge in efforts to execute and implement plans.

Friday, November 22, 2019, 1:45 p.m. CST

E6. The Keystone Economic and Employment Plan: Using the Specific Plan to Promote Redevelopment

4

Interesting take on utilizing ED tools in challenging sites. The Pottstown example was very relatable to my work.

Friday, November 22, 2019, 1:42 p.m. CST

C5. New Wireless Communication Technologies and Their Impact on Communities

4

This could have been 1.5 hours. Incredibly important topic given the FCC rulings and forthcoming technology.

Friday, November 22, 2019, 1:38 p.m. CST

We Say YES! An Affirmative Agenda for Sustainable Growth

5

Wonderful presentation on providing for appropriate traditional growth

Friday, November 22, 2019, 1:35 p.m. CST

A3. Planning for Freight/Logistics and Industrial Development: Lessons Learned

5

Very proud of our presentation to colleagues on the emergent topic of freight and logistics center based land developments.

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

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