APA Rhode Island Chapter

East Providence, RI, United States

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 11:51 a.m. CST

Land Use Law Developments of the Past Year

5

Very good; interesting cases and good speakers.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 11:50 a.m. CST

From Dudley to DC: Religious Land Use, Planning and the Courts

5

Always a great one,!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:33 a.m. CST

Massachusetts Moving Forward: Planning for Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation at a State Level

5

Very impressive presentation on the Mass Bike plan, great examples of how to reach out to sectors of public that might not otherwise provide input and how to not let the bike advocates control the process.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:32 a.m. CST

A Green infrastructure-based Approach to Climate Change Resiliency Planning

2

Not really about climate change, much more about a regional land preservation plan

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:31 a.m. CST

Ethics: APA “Cases of the Year”

4

Wide ranging discussion of potential cases of conflict of interest

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:30 a.m. CST

Resiliency on the Mystic

4

Great overview of what is happening in Chelsea with respect to climate change

Monday, November 6, 2017, 5:02 p.m. CST

Maximizing the Use of Revitalization Tools in Urban and Village Centers

3

Good overview of RI approaches to TIF.

Monday, November 6, 2017, 5:01 p.m. CST

State Economic Development Strategies from CT, MA and RI

4

Three different approaches. Amazon bid info was interesting.

Monday, November 6, 2017, 5 p.m. CST

Planning as if People Mattered: An Empowerment Approach to Neighborhood Planning

4

Interesting to hear how the student project is impacting the City's plans.

Monday, November 6, 2017, 4:59 p.m. CST

Transforming Providence: A Work in Progress

5

Excellent overview.

Monday, November 6, 2017, 2:41 p.m. CST

How Housing Works for Economic Development

3

I was a bit disappointed with this session. I hoped it would provide some details on integrating housing into mixed use projects that I could use in some corridor planning efforts I am involved with. It focused more on the community development side of the equation, which, while useful, is really not giving us anything particularly new in terms of economic development opportunities. It was well done, though.

Monday, November 6, 2017, 2:36 p.m. CST

A Green infrastructure-based Approach to Climate Change Resiliency Planning

5

The session was very useful in that I am currently updating my town's regulations with respect to state strom water permitting requirements and Low Impact Development guidelines. Very timely.

Monday, November 6, 2017, 2:34 p.m. CST

Ethics: APA “Cases of the Year”

5

The speaker made this very interactive and applicable to the planning professional dealing with these issues each day.

Monday, November 6, 2017, 2:29 p.m. CST

Turning Transitional Neighborhoods, Corridors and Industrial Districts into Vibrant Places

5

This was particularly useful since I am now undertaking a rezoning effort for a corridor along a state highway in the town I staff for the Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments.

Monday, November 6, 2017, 2:21 p.m. CST

Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks Guide Workshop

4

This was very useful in that I am a regional planner serving a rural community of 4000.

Monday, November 6, 2017, 10:08 a.m. CST

Census 2020 Update

4

This session was informative, and we had a good discussion after the presentation.

Monday, November 6, 2017, 10:03 a.m. CST

Ethics: APA “Cases of the Year”

5

We covered several case studies, and Roberta did a great job with setting this up as an interactive session.

Sunday, November 5, 2017, 10:54 a.m. CST

Transforming Providence: A Work in Progress

5

Excellent Presentations

Friday, November 3, 2017, 12:24 p.m. CDT

Ethics: APA “Cases of the Year”

4

too many cases were presented

Friday, November 3, 2017, 12:14 p.m. CDT

Greening from the Ground Up

5

interesting program I had never heard of before

Friday, November 3, 2017, 12:12 p.m. CDT

Land Use Law Developments of the Past Year

5

I like the fast-paced format of this session

Friday, November 3, 2017, 9:57 a.m. CDT

Small Answers to a Big Problem? Tiny Houses and Cottage Communities

4

Good stories and examples, but MA and NH experiences weren't directly transferrable to RI and CT

Friday, November 3, 2017, 9:56 a.m. CDT

Fix Your ‘Burb! Design Solutions for Repair and Retrofit of Suburban Sprawl

3

Hiram is very knowledgeable and willing to share his experiences.

Friday, November 3, 2017, 9:55 a.m. CDT

State Economic Development Strategies from CT, MA and RI

4

Sort of depressing as a Connecticut resident, but a very good comparative overview.

Friday, November 3, 2017, 9:54 a.m. CDT

Who Will Need Housing? What Kind? When? Where? Why?

4

Excellent description of demographic analysis tools.

Friday, November 3, 2017, 9:53 a.m. CDT

Land Use Law Developments of the Past Year

4

Excellent overview as always

Friday, November 3, 2017, 9:51 a.m. CDT

Small Town and Rural Multimodal Networks Guide Workshop

3

Decent program, but it was just a general overview/commercial for an FHWA publication.

Friday, November 3, 2017, 8:32 a.m. CDT

Cross-border Treks: Connecting the Region by Foot, Bike and Bus

5

It was great to attend a session that included participatory elements but where we still learned a lot from the experts. Well done!

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 2:02 p.m. CDT

Land Use Law Developments of the Past Year

5

Well-rounded presentation in good humor.

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

From Dudley to DC: Religious Land Use, Planning and the Courts

4

Well-informed presentation enlivened by and engaged audience.

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 10:26 a.m. CDT

Building World-Class Streets: Strategies from Newton and Cambridge

5

Very well done. Great information. Especially enjoyed the discussion on the design process.

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 10:23 a.m. CDT

Maintaining Workforce and Business Diversity in a High-end Housing Market Through Innovative Land Use Planning

5

Panel was very well prepared and presented very well.

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 10:19 a.m. CDT

Comprehensive Mobility Planning for Urban Residential Development

5

i enjoyed the overview of the impacts that alternative modes of transportation on daily living.

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 10:13 a.m. CDT

Creating Whole Communities for Seniors and Their Neighborhoods

5

Well done. Good overview of unique approaches. Especially liked the intergenerational linkages.

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 9:31 a.m. CDT

State Economic Development Strategies from CT, MA and RI

3

I was disappointed in the strategies as they seemed very weak for Connecticut. Also, what the state focuses on rarely has to do with the land use planning and zoning part of economic development. Since all new businesses and those that want to expand or relocate have to comply with zoning it would seem to be a very logical place to put efforts for change to enhance the state's economy. Leaving every town's volunteer land use commissions to decide is not a strategy. Many towns either don't have professional staff or don't want to consider the recommendations of their professional staff because they act to avoid "those people" from moving to town (families with children or lower income populations mainly) or to make it unnecessarily complicated to open a business. In my experience the extra hurdles often are following a lack of planning or ineffective efforts to achieve homeostasis in their communities - this is silly because everything is always changing and because property owners have their own plans and act accordingly to bring applications in whether they are desired by the volunteer decision makers or not. This is a real problem and needs to be addressed.

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 8:57 a.m. CDT

City on the Move: Waltham’s Transportation Master Plan

4

Good example of a transportation plan the fully embraced a multimodal approach.

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 8:54 a.m. CDT

Stop Requested: Planning for Bus Stops

5

Good overview of how to integrate bus stops in various types of communities for a topic that is not typically covered in planning sessions. The breakout exercise was useful in highlighting the challenges of siting buses and generated a good group discussion

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 8:41 a.m. CDT

Climate and Resiliency: Local Perspectives for a Global Change

5

Wayne Feiden and Jonathan Ford gave excellent presentations. This was very informative.

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 8:39 a.m. CDT

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Inclusive Community Engagement that Builds Consensus

4

Excellent presentation by all the speakers.

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 8:35 a.m. CDT

Planning as if People Mattered: An Empowerment Approach to Neighborhood Planning

3

The last portion of the event had round table discussions which were good, the first part of the presentations could have been more interactive.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 2 p.m. CDT

City on the Move: Waltham’s Transportation Master Plan

4

Good to see an older, former industrial city working hard on all aspects of transportation in their city.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 1:58 p.m. CDT

Ethics: APA “Cases of the Year”

3

The cases themselves sometimes needed a little more detail. It would have been interesting to see how the Ethics Commission ruled on the cases.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 1:55 p.m. CDT

Wooster Square, New Haven: Preserving Neighborhood Character in the TOD Era

4

Truly ground-level perspective on a neighborhood plan in an interesting spot.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 1:53 p.m. CDT

Urban Development, Parking and Mobility: The Portland Story

4

Good to see some of the mechanics of developing this plan

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 1:51 p.m. CDT

Who Will Need Housing? What Kind? When? Where? Why?

4

Really interesting data, esp. from Jennifer Molinsky

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 1:49 p.m. CDT

Land Use Law Developments of the Past Year

4

I always love this session. Good preparation and diligence to providing materials on-line

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 1:46 p.m. CDT

MOBILE WORKSHOP - RIPTA – Providence Downtown Transit Connector

4

Despite some rainy weather, it was great to see how a major BRT project was being done in a core city location.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 1 p.m. CDT

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Inclusive Community Engagement that Builds Consensus

4

Good session/information

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 12:54 p.m. CDT

Creating Whole Communities for Seniors and Their Neighborhoods

3

Good examples of senior projects

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 9:19 p.m. CDT

Is There a Better Way to Help Communities Meet Their Affordable Housing Goals?

3

Good discussion that compared affordable housing in the 3 SNE states. However, they should provide basis for choosing 10% as a goal, which will then help define and achieve the goal.

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