APA Pennsylvania Chapter

Harrisburg, PA, United States

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 1:08 p.m. CDT

Broadband Deployment

4

interesting to hear the specifics of how those in rural areas are struggling to compete with urban areas.

Monday, April 29, 2019, 5:06 p.m. CDT

Infrastructure Crisis: It's Time to Rethink our Approach to Growth

5

Excellent speaker and timely topic

Monday, April 29, 2019, 5 p.m. CDT

The Neighborhood Play Book: Community Engagement

5

Excellent speaker and topic.

Monday, April 29, 2019, 4:58 p.m. CDT

Intentionality: Competing in the 21st Century

5

Excellent speaker and topic.

Monday, April 29, 2019, 4:51 p.m. CDT

A4. You Want Me to Do What?

5

I participated in the role playing for the Ethic Scenarios. The session organizer did a great job and the attendees seemed to enjoy the scenarios and the lessons learned.

Friday, December 7, 2018, 9:08 a.m. CST

Plenary: Medical Marijuana

4

Need more research on this

Friday, December 7, 2018, 9:04 a.m. CST

C3. Real Estate Finance for Planers: A Very Short Course

5

More planners need to understand the fundamentals of real estate finance

Friday, December 7, 2018, 9:03 a.m. CST

B3. The Legal Aspects of Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania

4

Emerging topic that needs a lot more research and thinking

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 2:31 p.m. CST

G3. Land Use Law Update: Annual Review of Federal and State County and Agency Decisions

4

Susan tends to be hit or miss with her presentations.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 2:30 p.m. CST

Infrastructure Crisis: It's Time to Rethink our Approach to Growth

5

Again, Chuck is spot-on.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 2:27 p.m. CST

E7. The Growth Ponzi Scheme

5

Chuck is always a good listen-to guy. I could probably give this presentation by now, but it' still worth hearing. Maybe someday we'll get people to listen and DO.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 2:21 p.m. CST

M2. Through the Looking Glass: How to Use Public Art to Connect Community

4

Erie is just starting this program. This enables us to see how to get started from essentially nothing.

Monday, December 3, 2018, 5:01 p.m. CST

G3. Land Use Law Update: Annual Review of Federal and State County and Agency Decisions

5

Very informative session. Covered a variety of land use decisions in Commonwealth court.

Monday, December 3, 2018, 4:56 p.m. CST

F3. Data Integrity and Ethics in Planning: Examining Ethics through Case Study

5

Excellent ethics session; opened our eyes to more closely considering and evaluating our data sources

Monday, December 3, 2018, 4:54 p.m. CST

The Neighborhood Play Book: Community Engagement

5

Great presentation

Monday, December 3, 2018, 4:53 p.m. CST

E7. The Growth Ponzi Scheme

5

Offered a challenging perspective on planning and development projects

Monday, December 3, 2018, 4:49 p.m. CST

B5. GIS for the People: Leveraging the Power of Interactive Maps for Public Engagement and Decision-Making

5

Excellent session and good discussion

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 1:04 p.m. CST

M1. Erie's Wine and Grape Region

5

Dr. Sechrist is an absolute delight. Very much appreciate the depth of his expertise!

Monday, November 12, 2018, 6:50 a.m. CST

F6. Planning for Tackling Blight: Land Banks and Other Effective Approaches

5

Very informative session and the moderator and speakers provided excellent information.

Friday, November 9, 2018, 9:49 a.m. CST

F3. Data Integrity and Ethics in Planning: Examining Ethics through Case Study

5

Great approach to a difficult topic to keep people engaged. Good examples.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 9:18 a.m. CST

G1. Transit Service: THE GAME

5

Great session!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 2:39 p.m. CDT

A4. You Want Me to Do What?

4

Interesting way to portray ethics discussions

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 9:12 a.m. CDT

Infrastructure Crisis: It's Time to Rethink our Approach to Growth

4

I enjoyed this speaker and presentation. It was a nice reminder that sometimes the smallest and most affordable projects can have the biggest impact.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 9:10 a.m. CDT

F5. Commodore Perry Regional Trail: 6 Communities, 2 Counties, 1 Successful Grassroots Effort

5

This was my favorite workshop of the conference. Fun but also informative. The speakers did a great job and the project was a fabulous example of how neighboring communities can work together on planning related issues and create a trail network throughout their area.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 9:09 a.m. CDT

The Neighborhood Play Book: Community Engagement

5

I really enjoyed this presentation and the very simply and proactive ways we can look to improve our communities.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 9:07 a.m. CDT

E3. The Limits to Zoning

5

Good overview of zoning and the PA MPC. I enjoyed breaking out into groups and reviewing the different scenarios.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 9:04 a.m. CDT

D5. Rethinking Parking Requirements Using Drone Imagery

5

It was really neat and interesting to see how a similar Township in terms of size and scale was using drones to access parking needs and where overparking occurs.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 9:02 a.m. CDT

C2. Elevating Greenway Planning: Incorporating Environmental Justice, Urban Landscapes, and Ecological Restoration

4

It was interesting to hear about the Greenway Planning going on in Allegheny County. I had not yet heard about it and it seems like a great thing for my Township to be a part of.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 8:52 a.m. CDT

Intentionality: Competing in the 21st Century

5

Interesting to hear Tom Murphy speak on the topic of intentionality and what that meant for Pittsburgh and other cities.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 8:51 a.m. CDT

A4. You Want Me to Do What?

5

Very interesting discussion on how to appropriately handle certain tough situations we are put in as public servants from time to time. I enjoyed the skits and scenarios!

Monday, October 29, 2018, 11:52 a.m. CDT

D5. Rethinking Parking Requirements Using Drone Imagery

5

great topic

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 2:13 p.m. CDT

G3. Land Use Law Update: Annual Review of Federal and State County and Agency Decisions

5

Excellent legal speaker. I learned a lot about planning law in a very short amount of time. Including the basic framework of the law, beyond just the court rulings, was very helpful.

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 2:11 p.m. CDT

E1. Opioid Epidemic and Planning: What can Planners do to Address the Greatest Community Crisis of Today?

5

An interactive workshop to look at how planning can play a role in helping with the opioid epidemic.

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 12:06 p.m. CDT

D1. Fast-Fun-Fervent: Healthy Communities

5

Power packed presentations work well on a theme.

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 12:04 p.m. CDT

B4. Real-Time Collaboration Through Google Drawings

4

Good topic, but may have worked better as a round table where everyone was able to chime in with their experience. Maybe in the networking lounge.

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 12:03 p.m. CDT

Intentionality: Competing in the 21st Century

5

Dynamic speaker on planning who was also an elected official.

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 12:01 p.m. CDT

A4. You Want Me to Do What?

5

Well organized session. Using a script to read ethics sessions allowed more people to participate in the session.

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 11:28 a.m. CDT

Infrastructure Crisis: It's Time to Rethink our Approach to Growth

5

Refreshing. New does not necessarily mean progress. Great comparison of traditional top down investment (orderly but dumb) vs bottom up investment (chaotic but smart). More please.

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 11:24 a.m. CDT

The Neighborhood Play Book: Community Engagement

4

Great application of tactile urbanism. I appreciate the incremental, experiential, and lean approach.

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 11:21 a.m. CDT

F3. Data Integrity and Ethics in Planning: Examining Ethics through Case Study

5

Best ethics session yet. Very informative.

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 11:19 a.m. CDT

E3. The Limits to Zoning

4

Helpful to see how peers interpret zoning.

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 11:18 a.m. CDT

D2. Creating Safe Environments: Integrating Planning, Design & Physical Security

4

Good resource.

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 11:14 a.m. CDT

C1. Growing Older and Designing Smarter: How Pittsburgh is Becoming Age-Friendly

4

Useful information.

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 11:05 a.m. CDT

B5. GIS for the People: Leveraging the Power of Interactive Maps for Public Engagement and Decision-Making

4

Nice examples of practical GIS applications.

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 11:04 a.m. CDT

Intentionality: Competing in the 21st Century

4

Good speaker. Great experience.

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 8:21 a.m. CDT

G2. County Planning to Protect Historic Resources: Making an MPC Mandate Work

4

Good sample of county level historic preservation initiatives in Pennsylvania.

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 8:19 a.m. CDT

Infrastructure Crisis: It's Time to Rethink our Approach to Growth

2

Charles Marohn has an interesting message which planners should consider. However, this is the third time I've heard him speak in the past 6 - 8 years. Unfortunately, he has not varied or updated his message since the first time I've heard him speak. Additionally, he should have tailored his presentation to Erie or, perhaps, another Western Pennsylvania community.

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 8:13 a.m. CDT

F3. Data Integrity and Ethics in Planning: Examining Ethics through Case Study

5

Excellent ethics session. Even though the speakers were not planners, they demonstrated excellent knowledge of the AICP Code of Ethics and provided a good case study.

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7:47 a.m. CDT

E3. The Limits to Zoning

5

The approach of having session participants read sections from the Municipal Planning code and then discuss case studies was a very effective method of presenting what, for many, can be a dry subject. There was some very good discussion in this session. One of the best sessions I've attended to meet the Law requirements for CM.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 3:16 p.m. CDT

D7. Placemaking in the Suburbs: Developing and Implementing an Arts-Based Economic Development Plan for Lansdowne

5

Interesting perspective on thinking about how to partner with universities

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