World Town Planning Day: Celebrating Honolulu as part of "100 Resilient Cities"

APA Hawai'i Chapter

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. HST

Honolulu, HI, United States

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Overview

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is hosting APA Hawaii Chapter's “World Town Planning Day 2017.”  In 2016, O‘ahu voters approved a City Charter Amendment to create an Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency. Several months prior, Honolulu was selected into the third and final round of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Initiative. Participants will be introduced to the Office, its Executive Director and Chief Resilience Officer, and its mandate; learn about approaching resilience through assessing and addressing shocks and stresses; and contribute to the Office’s perceptions assessment through a live interactive survey. Panelists will discuss emerging stakeholder outreach results highlighting community, business, and government identified strengths and weaknesses, and shocks and stresses: housing and affordability, coastal hazards and infrastructure, and clean energy and climate change mitigation. Following the three panelists’ remarks, 

Speakers

Daniele Spirandelli

Daniele Spirandelli is an Assistant Professor of coastal policy and community development in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, with a joint appointment in the Sea Grant College Program at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She teaches courses in environmental planning, land use policy and sustainable cities ... Read More

Makena Coffman

Makena Coffman is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, and the Director of the University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization’s Energy Policy and Planning Group. She teaches graduate courses in urban economics, environmental planning ... Read More

Josh Stanbro

Josh Stanbro serves as the Executive Director and Chief Resilience Officer for City and County of Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s Office of Climate Change, Sustainability & Resiliency. Josh was appointed in May 2017 and brings a wealth of sustainability experience and a track record of developing partnerships to his role ... Read More

Marc Alexander

Marc Alexander serves as the Executive Director for City and County of Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s Office of Housing. Prior to this 2017 appointment, he served at the Hawaii Community Foundation, the Institute for Human Services, as the first Hawai‘i State Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness, and in ... Read More

Contact Info

Peter Flachsbart, flachsba@hawaii.edu