Modeling for Transit-Oriented Development in Hawai‘i

APA Hawai'i Chapter


Wednesday, April 4, 2018
noon - 1 p.m. HST

Honolulu, HI, United States

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This presentation showcases the winning design of an experiential learning project for graduate students at UH Manoa's Department of Urban Planning. The class research and design project for the client, Hawai'i's Office of Planning, focused on providing models for the State in balancing community needs with Honolulu's smart growth goals and climate change risk in long-range island planning. The Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) site, Waipahu, was selected for its location as a major bus hub and upcoming station for an in-progress 20-mile rail corridor. Research included: State and community stakeholder interviews; social, physical, and economic flooding vulnerability assessments; and ongoing collaboration with the state's Interagency TOD Council.

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Amanda Rothschild

Amanda Rothschild is a first year Masters Candidate at UH Mānoa, in the Urban and Regional Planning Department's community planning and social policy track. After receiving a B.A. in English Literature in 2007 from University of Maryland, Baltimore County, she co-founded a cooperatively-run cafe in Baltimore, MD called ... Read More

Laura Mo

Laura Mo is from Honolulu, Hawaiʻi and is in her second to last semester as a MURP Candidate at UH Mānoa in the community planning track. She received a B.A. in Psychology from UH Mānoa in 2007, and later completed a certificate in Permaculture Design. She worked with Hoʻoulu ... Read More

Brandon Soo

Brandon Soo grew up in Irvine, California but now resides in Honolulu, Hawai’i. He received his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa in 2015. He worked in law for a year before returning to the University of Hawai’i at Manoa where ... Read More

Erin Braich

Erin “Bear” Braich is a second year Masters Candidate in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at UH Manoa in the environmental planning and sustainability track. After he received a B.A in Urban and Regional Planning from Eastern Washington University in 2016, he worked with the West Central ... Read More

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