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  • Waikīkī sea-level rise adaptation project earns honorable mention

    An interdisciplinary team from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa was recognized by American Planning Association Hawaiʻi Chapter (APA-HI) in the 2023 Chapter Awards Program in September. The project’s conceptual renders, research, and stakeholder involvement process earned an honorable mention in the urban design category. Their visualizations of Waikīkī sea-level rise adaptation strategies for buildings, utilities, transportation, and open spaces for 2050 and 2100 resulted in an excellence of thought, analysis and graphics that “create a sense of place.”  Read More

  • At What Point Managed Retreat?: Takeaways from the 2023 Managed Retreat Conference

    Managed Retreat is the act of proactively planning for and undertaking removal and relocation of vulnerable development and infrastructure from the coastline. It is an increasingly hot topic in Hawaiʻi, other coastal states, nations across the U.S., and around the world as the climate changes and sea levels rise. In Hawaiʻi, policy conversations around this topic have been ongoing for several years. The urgency to act is being underscored by events such as the 2022 collapse of a home onto O‘ahu’s Sunset Beach and the erosion of beaches threatening development along the West Maui coastline… Read More