APA Alabama Chapter

Birmingham, AL, United States

3.98

(2321 reviews)

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 9:26 a.m. CST

Mobile Workshop - A New Beginning - Railroad Park, Regions Stadium, and the Rotary Trail

3

good overview but not enough detail on policy

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 9:24 a.m. CST

Mobile Workshop - Avondale and Lakeview Reborn

3

generally good tour and explanation of the district; could have used some more direct discussion of incentives and the issue of gentrification

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 9:21 a.m. CST

Mobile Workshop - New Life for Historic Assets: Pizitz, Lyric, Elyton Hotel

4

Instructor provided good connection between the tax credit laws and the actual work done at the Hotel

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 8:59 a.m. CST

Ethics Case of the Year

4

Bob Barbour is excellent instructor and gives great examples--making Ethics issues more real

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 12:59 p.m. CST

Historic Tax Credit Program Update, Alabama and Mississippi

3

It would have been more useful to have a more balanced set of speakers that represented Alabama and Mississippi. It was mainly about Alabama.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 12:53 p.m. CST

Regulating for Short-Term Rentals

4

Very useful advice!

Sunday, November 26, 2017, 10:50 p.m. CST

Breaking Down Silos for Better City Building - City of Brandon, MS

5

Jordan Hillman is one of the best young planners in Mississippi !

Monday, November 13, 2017, 2:13 p.m. CST

Are Conservation Districts Historic Preservation?

5

Great speakers - very interesting!

Monday, November 13, 2017, 2:09 p.m. CST

Mobile Workshop - Avondale and Lakeview Reborn

5

This was an excellence mobile workshop. Ben was very informative & knowledgeable on this area of town.

Monday, November 13, 2017, 12:07 p.m. CST

Mobile Workshop - Rotary Trail: Story Behind the Design

5

Very informative and eye-opening.

Monday, November 13, 2017, 12:03 p.m. CST

Ethics Case of the Year

4

Very good session indeed.

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 1:57 p.m. CDT

Regulating for Short-Term Rentals

5

We are dealing with similar issues. This was informative, and I appreciated the legal professionals' efforts to separate real precedent from "common wisdom".

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 1:55 p.m. CDT

Neighborhood of the Future: The Story Behind the Ross Bridge Smart Community and the Solar Micro Grid

5

Fascinating, and - in a Big Brotherish sort of way - terrifying.

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 1:53 p.m. CDT

All Hands on Deck: Neighborhood Revitalization in Mobile, Anniston and Birmingham

5

Good variety of work, and I appreciated the candid analysis of what was successful and what wasn't.

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 1:51 p.m. CDT

Historic Tax Credit Program Update, Alabama and Mississippi

5

Great info. Lots of useful steps to bring back to my city.

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 1:50 p.m. CDT

Mobile Workshop - A New Beginning - Railroad Park, Regions Stadium, and the Rotary Trail

4

I wish it had a little more on the Rotary Trail, and there was very little discussion (and no tour) of the stadium, but otherwise it was full of great background info on Railroad Park.

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 1:49 p.m. CDT

Active Transportation Planning at the Regional, Local, and District-Level

5

Granted, I'm a bit biased...

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 1:48 p.m. CDT

Mobile Workshop - Avondale and Lakeview Reborn

5

Great tour, very informative, and plenty of good take-aways for the efforts in my city.

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 1:47 p.m. CDT

Mobile Workshop - New Life for Historic Assets: Pizitz, Lyric, Elyton Hotel

4

Loved the exposure to the bike share as well. Nice to get some on-the-ground looks at the challenges/opportunities of urban bike infrastructure while seeing the developments.

Sunday, October 8, 2017, 10:12 p.m. CDT

A New Day in Moving Birmingham: The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Service and How It Stands to Impact Transportation in the Birmingham and Beyond

4

I had fun presenting this information.

Sunday, October 8, 2017, 10:10 p.m. CDT

Key Note address - REALTORS Engage Planning: Walkable/Mixed Use Communities/Research/Action and Grants

4

This was a great session that revealed new data sources.

Sunday, October 8, 2017, 10:09 p.m. CDT

Ethics Case of the Year

3

For some reason, I felt like these cases were the same as previous ethics sessions and I didn't really learn anything new.

Friday, October 6, 2017, 3:18 p.m. CDT

Regulating for Short-Term Rentals

5

Very complete discussion of the topic. Well done!

Friday, October 6, 2017, 3:17 p.m. CDT

All Hands on Deck: Neighborhood Revitalization in Mobile, Anniston and Birmingham

5

Very interesting and orderly presentation. It was well presented and interesting - one of the best of this conference.

Friday, October 6, 2017, 3:08 p.m. CDT

Ethics Case of the Year

5

Very well presented - interested, relevant, and even entertaining.

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 4:27 p.m. CDT

Getting Your House in Order: Practical Design and Planning Tips for Downtown

5

I enjoyed participating in this session!

Friday, September 16, 2016, 10:16 a.m. CDT

Getting Your House in Order: Practical Design and Planning Tips for Downtown

3

Good event. Only three stars because it was geared more towards Main Street design committee volunteers

Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 10:50 a.m. CST

Emerging Legal Issues Spawned by Economic Development & Demographic Trends

5

One of the better law programs I have attended, very good information.

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 3:06 p.m. CDT

Emerging Legal Issues Spawned by Economic Development & Demographic Trends

5

Mr. Franckiewicz had a very compelling presentation. Lively, interesting, and interactive. He was to engage the audience. He knows the subject thoroughly and was masterful in making complex issues understandable.

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 3:01 p.m. CDT

Alabama State Awards presentation / Recognition

4

Very interesting examples of good planning projects and outstanding planners. It was especially rewarding to see the student presentations that won awards.

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 2:59 p.m. CDT

Form-Based Codes -- Effective Economic Development Tools

5

Mr. Covington and Mr. Jones worked well as a team in this presentation. Interesting visual and spoken presentation. Had lots of practical examples of form-based codes.

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 2:57 p.m. CDT

Opening Session - APA: Why Bother?

5

Carol Rhea was a very engaging speaker and articulated quite well the importance of good planning.

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 11:16 a.m. CDT

Mobile Workshop - • Mixed Use Development Along the Alabama Gulf Coast: The Wharf and Waterway Village

5

Great tour. Would have liked more walking time. Andy made it interesting and entertaining.

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 5:22 a.m. CDT

Ethics Case of the Year

4

Excellent session

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 5:16 a.m. CDT

Form-Based Codes -- Effective Economic Development Tools

5

Excellent

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 1 p.m. CDT

Ethics Case of the Year

5

A very engaging presentation by a dynamic speaker. Subject was very relevant.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 12:58 p.m. CDT

A Tale of Two Cities: Planning in Oxford and Starkville

5

Excellent presentation by very dynamic speakers.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 12:56 p.m. CDT

Gulf Shores’ Adaptive Signal System

5

A complex topic presented in very easy to understand terms. Provided insights into creative methods of signalization and congestion management. Excellent presentation.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 11:17 a.m. CDT

Emerging Legal Issues Spawned by Economic Development & Demographic Trends

5

Excellent speaker!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 11:16 a.m. CDT

Ethics Case of the Year

5

Loved the interactive nature of this session!

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