"Improving How We Plan For Hawai'i's Communities: Challenges and Opportunities"
Thursday, September 22, 2016
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. CDT
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For over 40 years in Hawai'i, the community plan (a.k.a., the development plan) has been used to implement county-wide policy and shape land use at the local level. However, limited resources, a lengthy public process, and slow or absent implementation, have challenged the effectiveness of such plans and the ability of counties to regularly update them. This panel will explore how Maui, Hawai'i and Honolulu Counties are rising to the challenge: How can the community planning process be improved? How can plans more effectively address our critical issues of housing, climate change, and improving the water + land use connection? Also learn what's happening on the national level and how one watershed hui with an outdated community plan has taken matters into their own hands.
Carol Rhea, FAICP