UH Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) Faculty Research Share

APA Hawai'i Chapter


Wednesday, October 10, 2018, noon
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 1 p.m. HST

Honolulu, HI, United States

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Faculty members from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) will share the findings of their research, as well as provide an update on changes to the DURP curriculum.

Dr. Coffman will discuss updates to the DURP curriculum designed to meet the needs of the profession.

Dr. Garboden will present an overview of his work to date, with a focus on a recent project examining how landlords decide to accept or reject Housing Choice Voucher recipients, with important implications for racial and economic segregation. He will also briefly highlight the ways in which the HCRC position can collaborate with and provide benefits for housing stakeholders throughout the state.

Dr. Shen will present the findings of a UH Sea Grant-funded research project on coastal wastewater infrastructure's vulnerability to climate change.


Makena Coffman

Dr. Makena Coffman is the Director for the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Institute for Sustainability and Resilience. She is a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning and teaches graduate courses in climate change and low carbon cities. Her research interests include greenhouse gas mitigation, energy policy and alternative transportation ... Read More

Philip Garboden

Dr. Philip Garboden is the new HCRC Professor in Affordable Housing at the University of Hawai‘i. He is a member of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and the UH Economic Research Organization. His work looks at domestic housing policy with a particular focus on how supply-side actors ... Read More

Suwan Shen

Dr. Suwan Shen is an assistant professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her primary research focuses on risk assessment and vulnerability studies of critical infrastructures to climate change, such as sea level rise’s impact on coastal network infrastructures, the ... Read More

Contact Info

Paul Luersen, pluersen@hawaii.rr.com