National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association

Walnut, CA, United States

4.02

(6756 reviews)

5 star 34%
4 star 42%
3 star 19%
2 star 3%
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Saturday, March 21, 2020, 1:40 p.m. CDT

Integrating Equity into Planning: A Dialogue

5

This was an excellent session!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 8:35 a.m. CST

The Future of the Region’s Economy: Planning for Growth and Diversification

4

Presenters were great, but venue had sound issues so it was difficult to hear.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 9:39 a.m. CST

Comedy and Improvisation as Engagement Tools

5

what a great way to learn and practice public involvement!

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 4:19 p.m. CST

Comedy and Improvisation as Engagement Tools

5

Super fun and surprisingly applicable!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 1:25 p.m. CDT

Recent Court Decisions’ Impacts on District Comprehensive Plan Policies

4

Very relevant/timely.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 1:20 p.m. CDT

Keynote Speaker: David Bowers

4

Motivating. Housing as a moral obligation.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 12:25 p.m. CDT

Understanding the Ethical Planner

5

Great presenter - made it a really fun dialog!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, 11:18 a.m. CDT

Keynote Speaker: David Bowers

5

Excellent motivational speaker. A great way to start the day.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 9:50 a.m. CDT

Alexandria Survived the Metrorail Shutdown, and So Can You

5

Stunning presentation!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 9:47 a.m. CDT

Overcoming Barriers to Housing Production

5

Very informative session!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 4:42 p.m. CDT

The Future of the Region’s Economy: Planning for Growth and Diversification

5

Excellent panel with great discussion about current events and longer term trends and impact on the regional economy. We tend not to think in terms of regionalism, but many of the solutions to our shared problems demand a regional approach.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 4:39 p.m. CDT

Understanding the Ethical Planner

4

Enjoyed reviewing this year's cases. I can appreciate that there are a lot of gray areas when it comes to perception versus reality.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 4:37 p.m. CDT

Overcoming Barriers to Housing Production

4

Great presentation with local examples of court cases and the decision making process used by the court when it considered the cases. I like the idea of eliminating barriers to multifamily housing as a focus rather than eliminating single family zoning.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 4:35 p.m. CDT

Keynote Speaker: David Bowers

5

Very inspiring message about using our voices to advocate for the housing solutions that exist but need champions to implement.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 4:34 p.m. CDT

Nightlife to Network: Piloting “PUDO” Zones in the District of Columbia

5

Fantastic presentation. Well researched pilot program to better manage the curb lane. I really enjoyed it and appreciated their methodology.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 12:26 p.m. CDT

Pop-Up District: A Guide to Returning the Public Realm to the Public

5

well presented, loved the interactive session, very useful materials

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 12:25 p.m. CDT

The Power of Micro Green infrastructure in the Built Environment

4

Good topic and knowledgeable presenters - would have preferred more tie-in to stormwater management

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 12:23 p.m. CDT

Deconstructivist Zoning: The Sixth Generation of Zoning in America

3

Too anecdotal. A simple retelling of known material

Monday, September 23, 2019, 3:50 p.m. CDT

The Future of the Region’s Economy: Planning for Growth and Diversification

3

interesting commentary on how Arlington was able to respond so quickly to Amazon

Monday, September 23, 2019, 3:48 p.m. CDT

Attainable Housing Challenges: Improving Rules and Engagement

4

appreciate the discussion of if 'regulations are the problem' than the underlying root of the regulations is usually citizen concern (translated into political concern) -- good discussion about how to address those citizen concerns

Monday, September 23, 2019, 3:39 p.m. CDT

Keynote Speaker: David Bowers

5

inspiring!!!

Monday, September 23, 2019, 3:35 p.m. CDT

Understanding the Ethical Planner

4

Really good session and reminder on ethics. Brought about some good points about where we stand on what is written explicitly within the AICP code of conduct and what is morally correct. Speaker could have done a better job of corralling the lecture when the conversation started to divert.

Monday, September 23, 2019, 3:33 p.m. CDT

Comedy and Improvisation as Engagement Tools

5

Really fun and terrific spin on how to conduct, participate, and run public engagement meetings. This was a win.

Monday, September 23, 2019, 3:32 p.m. CDT

Keynote Speaker: David Bowers

5

Phenomenal speaker with a great powerful message. Wonderful keynote for the conference.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 1:48 p.m. CDT

Comedy and Improvisation as Engagement Tools

5

Really great interactive session that showed how to interact with the public in honest ways. I really enjoyed it (even when it was out of my comfort zone!).

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 2:52 p.m. CDT

The Future of the Region’s Economy: Planning for Growth and Diversification

2

At times, it was difficult to hear the speakers. The discussion was wide ranging, (sometimes even a bit off the topic) and ultimately I'm not sure I learned much that was new.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 2:48 p.m. CDT

Short, Timed Presentations

4

It was a mixed bag. The presentation on research into the impact that autonomous vehicles will have on mobility and development was fascinating (and scary). The presentation on MWCOG's regional travel survey was really about process and not results or conclusions. So I suppose I shouldn't have gotten as excited about it as I did. The one about DC's sublime landscapes was tantalizing, but short on details. I'm not entirely sure how she got from one end of her story to the other. But it sounds like it was great. The other presentation(s)? I don't even remember.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 2:40 p.m. CDT

Urban Agriculture in Greater Washington: How the Region’s Largest Jurisdictions are Supporting Livability, Entrepreneurship, and Education by Reintegrating Food and Farming in the Suburbs

3

The panel really just reported out on the current state of the practice in three local jurisdictions. I would have appreciated a bit more "how to" guidance.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 2:38 p.m. CDT

Comedy and Improvisation as Engagement Tools

3

I really admire the presenter's innovative approach towards teaching civic engagement skills. It wasn't quite as successful as it could have been. But I give them extra credit for trying something new.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 2:35 p.m. CDT

Keynote Speaker: David Bowers

5

David Bowers is an extraordinarily powerful speaker and a perfect keynote person to help a bunch of policy nerd types remember what the larger goal is.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 1:45 p.m. CDT

Keynote Speaker: David Bowers

5

Great speech!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 9:55 a.m. CDT

Uprooted: Examining Washington, D.C.’s Gentrification

5

I loved how an anthropologist was brought into the conversation. Planners often seem to not understand the importance of cultural anthropologists and how people and their social systems are at the root of every planning project.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 9:48 a.m. CDT

Eisenhower East – The Ecology of a Human-Centric Urban Environment

5

The project was encouraging for me and my personal planning endeavors

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 9:47 a.m. CDT

Comedy and Improvisation as Engagement Tools

5

Raised extremely relevant points, especially that listening to understand first is important to building trust in community meetings

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 9:45 a.m. CDT

Keynote Speaker: David Bowers

3

Very fire and brimstone approach. I understand where he was coming from but felt too much like church and delivered a message that seem more suited for congressmen

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 9:08 a.m. CDT

Keynote Speaker: David Bowers

5

Very Informative and Uplifting!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 8:33 a.m. CDT

Uprooted: Examining Washington, D.C.’s Gentrification

5

An interesting data driven look at gentrification and what is really happening.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 8:30 a.m. CDT

Understanding the Ethical Planner

5

This was the standard applied ethical situation workshop by the National Capital APA Professional Development Officer made it fun and interesting.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 8:25 a.m. CDT

Keynote Speaker: David Bowers

5

One of the most dynamic speakers I have ever seen or heard.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 8:16 a.m. CDT

Understanding the Ethical Planner

5

an always engaging topic

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 8:15 a.m. CDT

Beyond L’Enfant: Washington DC’s Lesser Known Open Space Legacy

5

Great information about a unique DC resource

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 7:18 a.m. CDT

Short, Timed Presentations

5

kwasi was dynamic

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 7:15 a.m. CDT

Nightlife to Network: Piloting “PUDO” Zones in the District of Columbia

5

Great presentation

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 7:12 a.m. CDT

Overcoming Barriers to Housing Production

5

Great and thought-provoking presentation

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 7:09 a.m. CDT

Keynote Speaker: David Bowers

5

David Bowers was inspirational and heartwarming. This was what the doctor ordered

Monday, September 16, 2019, 9:01 p.m. CDT

Recent Court Decisions’ Impacts on District Comprehensive Plan Policies

5

awsome and practical discussion on legal issues with comp plan

Monday, September 16, 2019, 2:17 p.m. CDT

Form-Based Codes in 2019: Examples from the National Capital Region

5

The Columbia Pike corridor case study was very insightful!

Monday, September 16, 2019, 12:27 p.m. CDT

Understanding the Ethical Planner

3

More entertaining than I expected, but the slideshow could have undergone more revisions to clarify before presentation.

Monday, September 16, 2019, 12:01 p.m. CDT

Keynote Speaker: David Bowers

5

What a dynamic speaker with a powerful message!

Monday, September 16, 2019, 11:06 a.m. CDT

Understanding the Ethical Planner

3

Speaker did best he could with clumsy format.

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