APA Iowa Chapter

Des Moines, IA, United States

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Thursday, October 24, 2019, 4:47 p.m. CDT

Iowa City's Affordable Housing Tour: Diverse and inclusive housing in our neighborhoods

5

great tour!

Thursday, October 24, 2019, 1:09 p.m. CDT

Using Your Privilege and Power for Good

2

I felt pressured into encouraging a lifestyle that is harmful to the person living it (LGBTQ), but the speaker did a nice job presenting the information.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 3:16 p.m. CDT

Using Your Privilege and Power for Good

4

Opens our eyes to the many areas we need to work on

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 3:15 p.m. CDT

Planning Shorts

3

I like the format of trying to share on a variety of topics

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 3:14 p.m. CDT

One Bite at a Time: The Sidewalk Gap Elephant

3

good "how to get it done" presentation

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 3:12 p.m. CDT

Strategic Planning as an Alternative to Comprehensive Planning for Small Communities

2

Didn't connect the dots beyond stable communities don't need big vision plans

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 3:11 p.m. CDT

Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Communities

3

Appreciated the tie between data and application of programs

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 3:09 p.m. CDT

The Avenues of Ingersoll and Grand - 20 years of Revitalization

4

good overview of project and understanding of time it takes to balance all of the interests

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 3:05 p.m. CDT

Scalable Climate and Sustainable Actions for Your City or County

4

good highlights of program activity

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 9:15 a.m. CDT

Changing Energy Systems: Preparing Local Governments for Increasing Wind and Solar Deployment

5

Interesting presentation with many real-world examples and applicable lessons

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 9:13 a.m. CDT

Powering Up & Powering On: Large-Scale Wind Development in Two Iowa Counties

5

An articulate lesson in both wind development and planning law

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 9:12 a.m. CDT

Beyond Mixed Use: Planning a New Neighborhood to Address Contemporary Needs

5

Insightful example of how planners and developers can come together to create a truly unique community in Iowa

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 9:11 a.m. CDT

Bringing Back the Neighborhood Block by Block

5

Fantastic session on unique but applicable initiatives in Detroit and Cedar Rapids

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 9:10 a.m. CDT

#4AllAges – Using Your Age-Friendly Lens

5

Relevant for all ages even though it was focused on materials created by AARP

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 9:09 a.m. CDT

Toolkits to Advance Racial Equity in Planning

5

Really enjoyed the local examples from Des Moines and Iowa City, the interaction with the audience, having the audience each describe a unique issue in their community, and the toolkit that was given out.

Monday, October 14, 2019, 9:44 a.m. CDT

Scalable Climate and Sustainable Actions for Your City or County

5

I was the moderation for this session.

Monday, October 14, 2019, 8:41 a.m. CDT

Using Your Privilege and Power for Good

5

Was a very good topic and the presentation was given in an engaging and informative way.

Monday, October 14, 2019, 8:39 a.m. CDT

AICP Law

5

The presenter was fantastic. He lead a great and engaging session. Well done!

Monday, October 14, 2019, 8:38 a.m. CDT

AICP Ethics

5

Professors Connerly and Anthony were very engaging. It was a great session.

Monday, October 14, 2019, 8:34 a.m. CDT

Re-thinking Management and Operations of Transportation Systems

5

The presentation using Menti was very useful and engaging.

Monday, October 14, 2019, 8:31 a.m. CDT

What’s Up Downtown

4

Very informative.

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10:52 a.m. CDT

Using Your Privilege and Power for Good

5

Very important conversation. Thank you.

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10:51 a.m. CDT

Beer, Broadband and Other Tales: The Building Blocks of Urban and Rural Communities

4

The Beer history info was very interesting. Zach, as a presenter, is always an A+.

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10:49 a.m. CDT

Storm Lakes Times Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Art Cullen Welcome by APA National President Joel Albizo

4

Art Cullen's presentation was.... interesting... unexpected.

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10:47 a.m. CDT

Riverfront Crossings & South District Walking & Biking Tour

5

Great tour - saw successes of form based code and very impressive park space. Great way to experience a place.

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10:44 a.m. CDT

Iowa City's Affordable Housing Tour: Diverse and inclusive housing in our neighborhoods

4

Seeing the Peninsula and Cross Park Place were excellent. I wish we had been able to walk around the Peninsula.

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 12:51 a.m. CDT

Changing Energy Systems: Preparing Local Governments for Increasing Wind and Solar Deployment

3

Too much information in a very limited time.

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 12:50 a.m. CDT

Using Your Privilege and Power for Good

4

Engaging and interesting.

Saturday, October 12, 2019, 12:49 a.m. CDT

AICP Ethics

5

Very engaging.

Friday, October 11, 2019, 8:10 p.m. CDT

AICP Law

5

Very good overview of new cases and laws that are relevant to planning in Iowa. Presenter was excellent.

Friday, October 11, 2019, 8:07 p.m. CDT

AICP Ethics

4

Good scenarios presented by the instructors and meaningful discussion by participants.

Friday, October 11, 2019, 8:05 p.m. CDT

Managing Historic Preservation Projects: Short-Term Practicalities and Long-Term Considerations

5

Great case studies about historic preservation and it's drawbacks related to gentrification. The info about developing an RFP was very useful. And I really enjoyed the research about Chicago neighborhoods.

Friday, October 11, 2019, 9:33 a.m. CDT

Beer, Broadband and Other Tales: The Building Blocks of Urban and Rural Communities

5

Phenomenal session. Presenters were very knowledgeable and it was a fun topic.

Friday, October 11, 2019, 9:26 a.m. CDT

Storm Lakes Times Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Art Cullen Welcome by APA National President Joel Albizo

5

Art Cullen was a fantastic keynote speaker. Great choice for the 2019 IA APA conference.

Friday, October 11, 2019, 9:22 a.m. CDT

Bringing Back the Neighborhood Block by Block

5

Great session

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 2:33 p.m. CDT

Iowa City's Affordable Housing Tour: Diverse and inclusive housing in our neighborhoods

5

Fantastic tour with seasoned city staff and cutting edge human services staff. So proud of my town!

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 2:28 p.m. CDT

Scalable Climate and Sustainable Actions for Your City or County

5

Excellent recap of current activities at the city and county level regarding sustainability and Climate Change. Made me proud to be a planner and a resident!

Sunday, March 31, 2019, 4:28 p.m. CDT

Downtown Council Bluffs: An (Un)believable Transformation

5

Was additional tour guide with Brenda and Chris. Majority of projects were results from redevelopment nonprofit I oversee - PCDC/The 712 Initiative

Thursday, December 27, 2018, 11:06 a.m. CST

Planning for the 4th Fastest Growing City in the Nation

2

I was disappointed to learn that a city growing so fast was only interested in low density, large lot, single family housing.

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 8:22 a.m. CST

It's All Your Fault, You're the Planner!

5

This was awesome!

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 8:07 a.m. CST

Revitalizing Downtown Fairfield

5

I found her engaging and you could sense how excited she was about Fairfield and its future.

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 8:06 a.m. CST

Business Tour of Creative Edge

5

This was a highlight of the trip. Very cool work they are doing.

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 8:06 a.m. CST

Fairfield/Entrepreneurial Panel

4

I enjoyed the speakers but did not appreciate a political stump speech by one of the speakers. It was not the time or place.

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:59 a.m. CST

Transforming, Connecting & Revitalizing University Avenue

5

I found the speakers (especially the city representative) to be engaging. I knew very little about Cedar Falls, Iowa, before the event and left wanting to visit and experience the round-abouts.

Monday, November 19, 2018, 12:30 p.m. CST

Transforming, Connecting & Revitalizing University Avenue

4

Got some good ideas from this about how to roll out a project to the public.

Monday, November 19, 2018, 12:26 p.m. CST

AICP Planning Ethics Forum

5

The discussion/quiz format was good.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 10:08 a.m. CDT

Engaging Generations

5

Presenters were very engaging and allowed for good audience participation.

Friday, October 26, 2018, 9:58 a.m. CDT

State Resources You Should be Using

5

Very useful and helpful. Thanks for proposing this topic for the conference.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7:31 a.m. CDT

Peter Kageyama, author of For the Love of Cities

5

Great speaker - bought the book

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. CDT

Peter Kageyama, author of For the Love of Cities

3

Bought both the books to add to my Planning library.

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