APA Pennsylvania Chapter

Harrisburg, PA, United States

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 2:50 p.m. CDT

Creating a Stormwater Authority

5

very interesting topic I havent learned much about yet.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 10:07 a.m. CDT

Economic Ecology-Pollution Removal & Flood Reduction at a Regional Scale

5

excellent presentation with good examples; interactive discussion

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 11:58 a.m. CDT

Ethics

4

The Delaware Planning Thespians make the ethics session, educational, applicable and entertaining. A training room with good acoustics or sound system is helpful.

Friday, May 19, 2017, 12:23 p.m. CDT

EPA Audit Experience

5

It feels a bit disingenuous to require me to rate my own presentation prior to submission.

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 4:42 a.m. CST

E2. Instituiting Reuse: Achieving Successful Adaptive Reuse of Institutional Properties

4

Very intimate presentation gave a strong personal touch to a subject that could easily come across as stale and pedestrian

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 4:37 a.m. CST

C2. Small Change/Big Impact: How Storefront Facade Improvements Can Revive Commercial Corridors

5

A seemingly minor topic became the most compelling presentation of them all: committed lecturers, clever solutions and real insights on the visual impact that good/bad signage can have on an old historic main street.

Thursday, December 29, 2016, 8:29 a.m. CST

Vision Zero in Philadelphia

3

While laying bare the gaps that remain, the panel effectively discussed the current state of affairs in traffic safety in Philadelphia, together with some discussion of opportunities for improvement.

Thursday, December 29, 2016, 8:27 a.m. CST

How Crash Data is Collected and Analyzed

3

The panel provided an effective overview how traffic crash data is collected, and ultimately analyzed, while providing discussion about the gaps that remain and metrics that need to be addressed in order to shape policy that will improve roadway safety.

Thursday, December 29, 2016, 8:22 a.m. CST

Vision Zero Welcome

4

This event provided excellent discussion, points of view, and expertise on how to use various public policy tools to influence behavior and public safety outcomes.

Friday, December 9, 2016, 3:49 p.m. CST

Opening Session: Panning for Place and People

5

Very motivating presentation to kick-off the conference.

Friday, December 9, 2016, 3:47 p.m. CST

G2. The Implementable Comprehensive Plan Revisited

5

Good session with some good examples of how to prepare a more implementable comprehensive plan and satisfy the PA MPC requirements.

Friday, December 9, 2016, 3:45 p.m. CST

F6. Under Pressure - Pipelines and People: How to Get the Information You Need to Understand and Manage Pipelines

5

Very good session with good examples and tools that can be applied in other jurisdictions. Much interactive discussion.

Friday, December 9, 2016, 3:42 p.m. CST

D4. Finding Common Ground Amid the Changing Tide: Challenges and Successes in Maintaining Watershed Partnerships Through a Long Term Planning and Political Process

5

Very good session and much interaction with participants. Role playing activity was beneficial.

Friday, December 9, 2016, 3:40 p.m. CST

B1. How Community Planning is Being Shaped by MS4 Regulations and Things You Should Consider Moving Forward

5

Good session. This is a hot topic in many municipalities.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 9:10 a.m. CST

M8. Allentown's Rejuventated Downtown Core

4

Thanks to tax credits, Allentown is coming back,

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 9:08 a.m. CST

F4. Plan Now or Pay Later: Integrating Hazard Mitigation and Comprehensive Planning for More Resilient Communities

4

Need more planners involved in hazard mitigation planning!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 9:07 a.m. CST

E1. Fiscal Impact Analysis: New Methods, New Data and Best Practices

3

Time mgmt was problem, not enough time for 3 topics

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 9:05 a.m. CST

C6. Fast-Fun-Fervent: Transportation

4

Great, informative and fun.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 9:04 a.m. CST

Pitkin Lecture: Growing Philadelphia's Future at 30th Street Station

3

Good info on crazy development plans at 30th St Station

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 9:03 a.m. CST

Opening Session: Panning for Place and People

1

Great location, but speaker was not inspiring.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 9:02 a.m. CST

A1. Legal Updates

3

Interesting update, in particular the impact of medical marijuana.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 8:59 a.m. CST

M4. Easton Revitalization

4

An excellent overview of several projects. Well presented and included a developer

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 11:08 a.m. CST

Opening Session: Panning for Place and People

5

Well presented - dynamic speaker

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 11:05 a.m. CST

Pitkin Lecture: Growing Philadelphia's Future at 30th Street Station

5

informative - well presented

Friday, November 11, 2016, 9:24 a.m. CST

F1. The Riverfront Plan: A Shared Vision for a Shared Riverfront

4

Informative

Friday, November 11, 2016, 9:22 a.m. CST

E6. Providing Bike Facilities for the Strong and Fearless and Recreational Riders

5

Excellent session

Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 2:42 p.m. CST

Opening Session: Panning for Place and People

5

Best part of this conference!

Monday, November 7, 2016, 8:32 p.m. CST

D3. Confessions of Wireless Communications Facility Convert

4

Well detailed and focused.

Monday, November 7, 2016, 8:27 p.m. CST

Opening Session: Panning for Place and People

4

Mitch provides interesting and relevant information in a colorful, fast-paced manner.

Friday, November 4, 2016, 8:56 a.m. CDT

Planning in the Fast Lane

5

Great group discussion. Good presentation on focused transportation issues (ie intersection) and innovative solutions.

Friday, November 4, 2016, 8:55 a.m. CDT

Long-Range Transportation Planning and Route 30 Multimodal Transportation Study

4

Good overall presentations regarding LRTP development and corridor studies. Good explanation on inter-relatedness of all transportation modes.

Friday, November 4, 2016, 8:53 a.m. CDT

The Catalyst Team & PennDOT Connects and The Community Role in PennDOT Connects: Updates to Imlementable Planning

5

A great session that offered insights as to what PennDOT and DCED are working on internally with regards to comprehensive transportation planning.

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 3:39 p.m. CDT

A1. Legal Updates

3

not as good as previous similar session at annual conference

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 1:13 p.m. CDT

M1. Winery & Brewery Tour: Highlights of Local Agricultural Practices and Products

5

The group asked many good questions and were very attentive. The venues gave a great overview of their farming, processing and theory behind locally used, made and grown products.

Sunday, October 30, 2016, 2:44 p.m. CDT

M3. Transforming a Steel Town with Arts and Culture

5

Excellent tour and presentations

Friday, October 28, 2016, 9:36 a.m. CDT

F6. Under Pressure - Pipelines and People: How to Get the Information You Need to Understand and Manage Pipelines

5

John Gaadt presented good information on how to address local planning for pipelines

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 8:26 p.m. CDT

E1. Fiscal Impact Analysis: New Methods, New Data and Best Practices

5

Excellent summary of techniques and applications for practice.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 8:23 p.m. CDT

D6. Fast-Fun-Fervent: Community & Economic Development

5

Great format and interesting presentations.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 8:22 p.m. CDT

C6. Fast-Fun-Fervent: Transportation

5

Great format and presentations.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 8:14 p.m. CDT

Opening Session: Panning for Place and People

5

Excellent opening session and overview of New York City's parks and open space programs.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 6:52 a.m. CDT

D6. Fast-Fun-Fervent: Community & Economic Development

4

The fast paced 5 minute speed dating format in which presenters each gave the general outline of their program was interesting. speakers gave a range of presentations from pop-up pool improvements to streamlining the development process.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 6:45 a.m. CDT

B4. A Municipal Approach to Helping Communities Activate Vacant Land

4

learning about the vacant land processes and toolkits in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia will be helpful to my work.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 6:41 a.m. CDT

Opening Session: Panning for Place and People

5

Mr. Sivlerman's presentations are always right on point and so well thought out. Excellent presentation

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 3:07 p.m. CDT

F2. GIS and Land-Use Decision Making

1

Speaker did not seem prepared

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 3:04 p.m. CDT

A1. Legal Updates

1

Speakers gave no attempt to make their session interesting. Just read from notes on law updates

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 2:40 p.m. CDT

G3. Lehigh Valley Return on Environment Implementation

5

Great presentation. The panel was diverse and engaging. It was well designed to keep the audience attention and provided a good overview of natural resources and data on the economic value of those. I also enjoying hearing the perspective of the United Way and how these issues are all related and need to be tracked and monitored at a regional and cross-discipline scale.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 2:37 p.m. CDT

F4. Plan Now or Pay Later: Integrating Hazard Mitigation and Comprehensive Planning for More Resilient Communities

4

Helpful and practical information for planners. Could have included a bit more of an overview context for those less familiar with the terminology and processes described. The session generated some interesting questions and discussion.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 2:36 p.m. CDT

Opening Session: Panning for Place and People

5

Mitchell Silver is the man!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 2:35 p.m. CDT

A2. Navigating the Revised Code of Ethics

5

Great presentation.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 2:33 p.m. CDT

D4. Finding Common Ground Amid the Changing Tide: Challenges and Successes in Maintaining Watershed Partnerships Through a Long Term Planning and Political Process

5

We learned a lot from the participants. I was impressed that we were able to dive into the challenges faced by planners involved in long-term process in such a short period of time.

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