APA Hawaii Chapter

Honolulu, HI,

3.91

(2302 reviews)

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Monday, November 27, 2017, 5:46 a.m. CST

Our Housing Imperative: Making Infill and Workforce Housing Happen

5

Infill, baby!

Monday, November 27, 2017, 5:42 a.m. CST

Fostering Multi-sectoral Collaboration for Healthy Community Design

5

Great speakers!

Monday, November 27, 2017, 5:40 a.m. CST

The New DOT

5

The change in attitude at HDOT is crucial for implementation of Complete Streets, Vision Zero, and other progressive ideas.

Monday, November 27, 2017, 5:37 a.m. CST

Walk the Talk: Making Complete Streets Happen in Hawai'i

5

Update on the status of Complete Streets efforts across Hawaii.

Monday, November 27, 2017, 5:35 a.m. CST

Reimaging your APA

4

Good chance to think about the future of planning in Hawaii.

Monday, November 6, 2017, 1:44 p.m. CST

Virtual Keynote: The Crystal Ball - Transportation Technology and the Future of Planning

2

Fascinating topic and good food for thought, though it felt very futuristic. Tech connection was poor so it was a bit painful to see/hear a cohesive presentation but I hope APA-HI continues to include these types of presentations so we can keep abreast of new thinking that affects planning practice.

Monday, November 6, 2017, 1:39 p.m. CST

Ethics for Planners

4

Engagement of participants through small-group discussion is always a good learning method. Lively discussions.

Monday, November 6, 2017, 1:37 p.m. CST

County Planning Commissioners Panel

5

Great moderator; candid participants. Good to hear from each County on challenges faced by the Commissions.

Monday, November 6, 2017, 1:34 p.m. CST

Keynote Address: Cannabis in Paradise

4

Thought-provoking implications to traditional agricultural land use arising from a new industry.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 1:59 p.m. CDT

Hawaii’s Planning Directors Panel

5

Had a lot of fun with this in creating an interesting Q & A with the Director's by patterning the session after Family Feud with results from a state-wide planner's survey

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 1:57 p.m. CDT

Planning Law Update

5

Excellent presentation on current planning law and policy. Professor Callies is a great, knowledgeable speaker.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 1:55 p.m. CDT

Short-term Rentals in Residential Communities: Enforcement, Expansion, and Impacts

4

Quite the impact, first, on the hotel industry and second, on residential communities.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 1:52 p.m. CDT

Virtual Keynote: The Crystal Ball - Transportation Technology and the Future of Planning

5

Interesting look into the future of transportation technology with HDOT looking into the possibilities of using autonomous vehicles.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 1:51 p.m. CDT

Ethics for Planners

5

Very interactive discussions about some provocative ethical issues. Great to hear perspective of other planners in how they considers such dilemmas.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 1:47 p.m. CDT

Living Ahupuaʻa: Planning for the Future of Hawaiʻi

5

Fascinating presentation of how ancient Hawaiian resource management, was able to feed as many people on the island as today, solely from the bounties of local production. Interesting theories on how these strategies could inform how we should currently be planning on the island.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 1:37 p.m. CDT

Keynote Address: Waikiki Today, Waikiki Tomorrow

4

Good informational update of the state of Waikiki and improvements expected ahead.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 9:54 p.m. CDT

Ethics for Planners

5

Very well done! The materials provided by APA were very helpful and the moderators were enthusiastic. I enjoyed both the small-group and large-group discussions. Gave me a lot to think about!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 9:51 p.m. CDT

Keynote Address: Cannabis in Paradise

5

Speaker was excellent and gave a great overview of the issues and potential applicability to our state.

Friday, September 22, 2017, 7:21 p.m. CDT

County Planning Commissioners Panel

2

poor moderation. left the session wondering what the topic was supposed to be.

Friday, September 22, 2017, 7:20 p.m. CDT

Urbanization and Agriculture: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

3

bad acoustics. had difficulty hearing the speakers.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 11:23 p.m. CDT

Whitmore Village Agriculture Tour

5

This event showed the multi-year grit and determination of State Senator Donovan Dela Cruz who is spearheading the revitalization of agriculture in Central Oahu along with jobs and community improvements to Whitmore Village and Wahiawa Town. The cooperation and funding from many government agencies as well as private entities provide much hope for the future agriculture.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 3 p.m. CDT

Reimaging your APA

4

Always useful to hear from APA national representatives. We can become somewhat isolated here in the middle of the Pacific from what is taking place back east.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 2:58 p.m. CDT

The Path to Acceptance: Staying in the Flow of the Environmental Impact Statement Process

4

Important primer for a significant part of the development process in Hawai`i. These updates from the new executive officer and a long-time planner provided context and direction to the audience. Questions and answers were lively and instructive.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 2:55 p.m. CDT

The Cases of Koa Ridge and Ho’opili: A Long Road to Entitlements

3

Not well-balanced. Viewpoint was from developer's and developer's advocate. Missing was the regulatory agencies side of the story. There is always more to be considered in complex regulatory proceedings that also involve legal proceedings.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 2:51 p.m. CDT

In the Shadow of Mauna Kea: Protecting Native Hawaiian Traditional and Customary Practices

4

Excellent presentation of the current legal and regulatory issues playing out right now in Hawai`i. Very timely and well covered.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 9:33 p.m. CST

Reimaging your APA

5

Very inspiring to hear all about changes at APA National.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 2:29 p.m. CDT

Reimaging your APA

1

sorry-- the national president covered a lot of materials, but she wasn't a captivating speaker. exacerbating her message delivery was the odd room set up; she was separated from the audience by a huge dance floor.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 3:05 p.m. CDT

AICP - Ethics Session

5

Our group ran through a series of exercises that posed ethical questions. I valued the input from my colleagues since they have different experiences and viewpoints and come from many different backgrounds. It was interesting to sift through these influences to arrive at our ethical choice.

Monday, December 28, 2015, 6:27 p.m. CST

Planning for a Sustainable Economy

2

This session was very thin and revolved around a single topic (broadband) that really wasn't weighty enough for a whole session. However, the speakers were enthusiastic and well-prepared.

Monday, December 28, 2015, 6:22 p.m. CST

AICP - Ethics Session

5

Such a great ethics session - a series of real-life scenarios for group discussion & instructor guidance. Great!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 7:54 p.m. CST

Integrating Land & Water Planning on Kauai

4

This session was like drinking from a fire hose - essential information provided in a fast-paced session. Both presenters were well prepared, knew their topic, and supported the information with available on-line websites and resources, to allow the attendees to retain and expand knowledge of the subject area.

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