APA California Chapter

Roseville, CA, United States

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 6:17 p.m. CDT

Got Sites? Getting Ready for Sixth Cycle Housing Elements

5

Even for planners who slogged through previous RHNA cycles, the 6th RHNA cycle requirements are daunting — as this session made abundantly clear.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 6:15 p.m. CDT

Extraordinary Events Require Collaborative Responses: Rebuilding and Lessons Learned from the Montecito Debris Flow

5

The absolute best teacher is real-world experience. Lessons learned and imparted by the experts on this panel, who personally experienced the tragic events and post-event realities, were invaluable!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 6:11 p.m. CDT

Unintended Exclusion in Inclusionary Housing? Partnering with the State to Address the Housing Crisis

5

Super informative session! It’s easy to think you have all the bases covered with your inclusionary housing requirements, until you hear about others’ journeys and options they’ve put into play.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 6:06 p.m. CDT

By Right, Right - Principles for Crafting Context-Sensitive By-Right Housing Regulations (CPR Session)

5

Of the many salient take-always from this session, I was most taken by the clear understanding that Calif. law will now require objectivity in local standards, as applied to housing projects.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 5:57 p.m. CDT

APA California 2019 Legislative Update

5

With the enormous amount of change occurring regarding housing laws, attending this session was an absolute must, and it didn’t disappoint. The session was absolutely FULL of helpful information about the latest housing laws!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 5:53 p.m. CDT

Diversity Summit - Representation Matters: A Panel of Diversity in the Planning Profession

5

Ali Mir was especially inspiring and informative.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 5:49 p.m. CDT

Opening Plenary - Senator Scott Wiener, (D) 11th District, Representing San Francisco and a portion of San Mateo County

4

Senator Wiener’s availability and participation at the annual California Chapter APA conference was most welcome; however, Senator Wiener seemed to be only semi-receptive to suggestions & comments from the AICP audience members. He should have recognized us as key stakeholders (well informed and knowledgeable on the topic!), and should have more readily understood those who spoke & asked questions as the true experts on the “housing crisis” topic.

Friday, March 6, 2020, 9:07 a.m. CST

Closing Plenary - Resiliency in a Time of Unprecenented Change - Kate Meis, Executive Director, Local Government Commission

5

Very dynamic. Great way to close the conference. Anyone that didn't stay missed out.

Friday, March 6, 2020, 9:05 a.m. CST

No Easy Answers: A Community-led Plan in a Political Environment

3

Felt a little like a 'book' sales speach, but the project and process discuss was good.

Friday, March 6, 2020, 9:02 a.m. CST

Fire and Floods: The Practical and Policy Implications of Rebuilding After Natural Disasters - Part 1

5

Reinforced challenges of 'natural' disasters and their recovery processes. Can we rebuild smarter.

Friday, March 6, 2020, 8:55 a.m. CST

Coastal Conundrums in a Changing Climate - Part 2

5

The specific conversations from the jurisdiction was good. Having real world information is always good.

Friday, March 6, 2020, 8:51 a.m. CST

Coastal Conundrums in a Changing Climate - Part 1

4

Reinforced how challenging SLR along the CA Coast is going to be. No consensus on way forward.

Friday, March 6, 2020, 8:43 a.m. CST

Kahoot: Ethics Edition!

5

Fun and entertaining way to address an often dry subject. Great dialog among the participants.

Friday, March 6, 2020, 8:42 a.m. CST

Emerging Tools: Make Better Decisions, Empower Staff, and Build Public Trust

5

Great discussion on Data vs Information and value of identifying WHAT you are trying to accomplish before you start collecting data.

Friday, March 6, 2020, 8:39 a.m. CST

Opportunities for Community/Military Partnerships to Enhance Resilience

5

Excellent conversation of large scale SLR / Climate trends on DoD and the various methods being utilized to try and address.

Friday, March 6, 2020, 8:35 a.m. CST

A Tale of Three Cities: Resiliency in Southern California

5

Each speaker had a good unique message to deliver. Helpful insight to the variability within our communities.

Friday, March 6, 2020, 8:32 a.m. CST

Paying for Resilience and Climate Adaptation in California: Policy and Practice

4

Insight into regulatory issues associated with Micro-grid development by a municipality was great.

Friday, March 6, 2020, 8:29 a.m. CST

Opening Plenary - Senator Scott Wiener, (D) 11th District, Representing San Francisco and a portion of San Mateo County

4

Senator Wiener was a dynamic speaker and presented a great message. The discussion on Housing and the dynamics of affordability were good.

Friday, March 6, 2020, 8:25 a.m. CST

Coastal Adaptation Actors: Roles, Perspectives and Lessons Learned

4

Great presentation on the newer web tools available to inform communities on SLR. The discussion on the evolving State Tidelands footprint was good.

Friday, March 6, 2020, 8:19 a.m. CST

Mainstreaming Climate Adaptation and Mitigation into General Planning Practices - A Long Beach Case Study

4

Liked the approach of considering the full Life Cycle of Emissions. Production vs Consumption localities will continue to gain momentum.

Monday, February 17, 2020, 12:12 p.m. CST

Planning and Land Use Challenges Unique to Cannabis Cultivation

5

Timely. For future sessions, perhaps cover the retail, mfg, lab and delivery issues, and differing community reactions, best practices, etc.

Monday, February 17, 2020, 12:06 p.m. CST

Historic Preservation in the New Era of Infill Housing and Renewable Energy

5

Useful information, as I work in a city with historic downtown properties, near transit and with a green energy bent. Trevor is an excellent presenter.

Monday, February 17, 2020, 12:01 p.m. CST

Public Art + Creative Placemaking: The Next Generation

4

Useful, as my jurisdiction is looking into public art on walls, crosswalks, utility boxes, etc. in downtown.

Monday, February 17, 2020, 11:53 a.m. CST

Economic Resiliency: Building Long Term Strength as Well as Disaster Response

4

Helpful, but I believe the session tried to do too much in one session. Still valuable. Two sessions would have been great, with the second focusing on working with state and feds to improve long term economic vitality and resiliency.

Monday, February 17, 2020, 11:50 a.m. CST

APA California 2019 Legislative Update

5

Should be required for every planner. A bit difficult this year due to all the housing changes and the in-flux nature of various bills. Presenters did a good job of capturing the pertinent issues.

Monday, February 17, 2020, 11:48 a.m. CST

Opening Plenary - Senator Scott Wiener, (D) 11th District, Representing San Francisco and a portion of San Mateo County

5

I don't always agree with the Senator, but this was informative and timely.

Monday, February 17, 2020, 11:47 a.m. CST

Diversity Summit - Representation Matters: A Panel of Diversity in the Planning Profession

5

This is always a great session and this was no exception.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 4:14 p.m. CST

Mobile Workshop #13 - Dangermond Preserve

5

Beautiful and Informative! Hopefully the Preserve representative will take the Planners advice to use the preserve for educational learning and projects for under-represented populations in the Santa Barbara/L.A. counties.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 4:10 p.m. CST

Mobile Workshop #11 - Urban Bike Tour

5

Seeing Santa Barbara's working class neighborhoods as part of the tour was good to see as too often, these neighborhoods are missed when one visits the city.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 4:05 p.m. CST

The Contested Curbside in the Age of Emerging Technology: A Design Sprint

5

Very timely and interesting. Only thing missing was the IPA's since the session was in a pub

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 4:02 p.m. CST

Chapter President’s Session: Cultural and Implicit Bias Training for Planners (Part 2)

3

It should have been mandatory to have to participate in both Part 1 and Part 2.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 3:56 p.m. CST

Bay Area Approaches to Equitable Planning

3

Good examples of community engagement best practices, particularly from San Francisco planner. More diversity of the panelists would have been nice however, particularly representing Oakland.

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 4:09 p.m. CST

2019 CEQA Update

5

Must attend session for all planners.

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 3:59 p.m. CST

APA California 2019 Legislative Update

5

An essential session at every conference. The speakers are super prepared and share details.

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 3:56 p.m. CST

Opening Plenary - Senator Scott Wiener, (D) 11th District, Representing San Francisco and a portion of San Mateo County

5

Senator is challenging the profession. Awesome!

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 3:55 p.m. CST

Diversity Summit - Representation Matters: A Panel of Diversity in the Planning Profession

5

Always one of the best features of the opening day and conference overall. Speakers challenge the audience.

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 1:09 a.m. CST

Transforming Land Banks Into Housing Solutions

5

Great hearing from Sara Buizer about Hayward.

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 1:06 a.m. CST

Diversity Summit - Representation Matters: A Panel of Diversity in the Planning Profession

5

wonderful diversity of the panel with such varied perspectives

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 11:28 a.m. CST

Putting Hope in Homelessness: Providing Pathways to Housing through Community Partnerships in Anaheim

5

Best session of the conference!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 11:07 a.m. CST

How Can Planners Take a Leadership Role on Housing Issues (CPR Session)

1

The cities represented are examples of cities that have NOT been providing housing at a rate to match their population and employment growth, so it was baffling why these cities were chosen to discuss leadership in housing - these cities have been obstructing housing growth and density. The panel made no sense.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 11:25 a.m. CST

Adapting to Changing Realities - Strategic Skills to Achieve Project Success - Part 1 (CPR Session)

5

Great skills to utilize in practice.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 11:23 a.m. CST

Opening Plenary - Senator Scott Wiener, (D) 11th District, Representing San Francisco and a portion of San Mateo County

5

Didn't agree with everything he said, but I appreciate his candor.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 11:20 a.m. CST

Diversity Summit - Representation Matters: A Panel of Diversity in the Planning Profession

5

Interesting look at diversity in the profession. Next, I would like to explore the publics reaction to diversity in the profession.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 11:18 a.m. CST

Effective Leadership Skills for Planning Professionals

5

Learned great skills to apply to planning career.

Monday, January 6, 2020, 10:39 a.m. CST

Retrospective Evaluation of General Plans: Is Your General Plan Working?

5

Great perspective from an industry icon in preparation of General Plans.

Monday, January 6, 2020, 10:21 a.m. CST

The Game of Ethics: Battle of the Sectors

5

What fun. All the laughs of Wait, wait, don't tell me, while learning about ethics.

Monday, January 6, 2020, 10:18 a.m. CST

CEQA in the Age of By-Right Housing; A Wine Country Case Study

5

This session provided both a legal and practitioners perspective of establishing objective design guidelines.

Monday, January 6, 2020, 10:14 a.m. CST

2019 CEQA Update

5

Another excellent presentation. I really enjoy hearing about the updates from practitioners.

Monday, January 6, 2020, 10:11 a.m. CST

APA California 2019 Legislative Update

5

Excellent as always.

Thursday, January 2, 2020, 6:56 p.m. CST

Mobile Workshop W1: iTijuana! Walking Tour: Tijuana’s Housing, Transportation and Culture from a Planner’s Perspective

5

I normally don't leave comments on mobile workshops or sessions, but this was the best mobile workshop I have ever been on. Perfectly executed.

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