Long-Range Socioeconomic Projections

APA Hawaii'i Chapter


Thursday, September 21, 2017
3:45 p.m. - 5 p.m. HST

CM | 1.25

Add to My Log



Honolulu prepares long-range socioeconomic projections by small area to facilitate land use and infrastructure planning.  Because the projections are very specific by location and timeframe, it is important that they not only be theoretically sound, but that they also incorporate maximum ground truth and real-world knowledge.  This requires that the underlying data be prepared and validated cooperatively across many agencies, process and programs.  This presentation will describe the contributions of the Federal, State, and local governments.  In particular Honolulu’s data activities in preparation of the 2020 Decennial Census will be discussed.  Honolulu’s land use data monitoring efforts will also be described.  This includes the updating of the regulatory, geographic and physical attributes of all parcels and structures on Oahu; and the tracking of active and proposed development projects. 

Finally, material will be presented on how the various data are brought together in a theoretically valid framework that simulates the locational behaviors of households and firms.


Steve Young

Steve oversees Honolulu’s planning data and projections. Mr. Young has managed the City’s Land Use File, developed models of housing and land use, and prepared periodic socioeconomic forecasts to facilitate land use and infrastructure planning. The upcoming 2020 Census will be the fifth decennial census under Mr. Young ... Read More

Contact Info

Renee Espiau, respiau@honolulu.gov