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

APA Hawaii Chapter


Thursday, September 21, 2017
10:45 a.m. - noon HST

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There is an often romanticized perception about what it's like to live in the country, filled with sensory imagery of fresh air and open spaces.  But is the perception in line with reality?  Living in the country often means dealing with a number of issues including: agricultural noises, smells, and production.  As more people seek out life in the country, what is the balance between urbanization and agriculture?  What are the costs and benefits?  Is there a tipping point?  Can urbanization and agriculture be neighbors in paradise?  This session will explore these adjacency issues.


Joni Kamiya

oni Kamiya is an occupational therapist by training and an “ag-vocate” in Hawaii on the biotechnology issue. She is a wife, mother of three, and the daughter of long-time papaya farmer and Hawaii Papaya Industry Association president, Kenneth Kamiya. Her experience with biotechnology started in the early research on cross ... Read More

Scott Enright

Mr. Scott Enright brings a strong background in agriculture, community building, and conflict resolution to his position. Mr. Enright has worked as a consultant for the Hawai'i Sustainable Agriculture and Renewable Energy Project, a project manager for ITC Water Management, cultivation and irrigation superintendent for Hamakua Sugar Company, and ... Read More

Contact Info

Renee Espiau, respiau@honolulu.gov