The DONALD Shoup was really informative about the ongoing challenges LA faces with parking not just in downtown LA but all over the city / county. It’s great to know that there’s a great resource at UCLA in regards to the cost of parking and the ongoing challenges one faces in order to accommodate a car culture that resists using public transportation as a primary source of travel to and from work. It would have been interesting to understand if those who telecommute / TOD’s help in reducing parking lot sizes. As the title says its A Quiet Revolution that’s happening in Parking Policies - I’m looking forward to seeing a FB website that provides a means to discuss this ongoing dilemma for those who struggle with this issue.
Planners Working Abroad providing insightful tools / skills to acquire not just for environments abroad but also to use at home in different US cities & counties. The panel was very charismatic and provided interesting ways in which one could turn a negative situation into a positive. I learned how to make limes into lemonade! Good JOB!
Innovative tools and strategies to incorporate while using social media to communicate your message to others. Too bad there wasn’t one for Spanish, Chinese or Korean Language speakers because that would have helped in understanding others who could act as advocates for progressive planning measures.
Great workshops - sadly it had to end midstream! Looking forward to next years Conference in order to reconnect with everyone that I had met.
Donors, Community Foundations & Philanthropy - investing in local planning. It’s all about bring people to the table.
Looking for a balanced approach between cities, states & the federal government. Does economic development actually provide jobs? It’s not enough - we can do better and there’s room for improvement. There needs to be a better system of a review process.
Capstone Projects - very interesting graduate projects about Mega Regions.