Lunchtime Talk Story: Connectivity Study

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Lunchtime Talk Story

River Walk Downtown Connectivity Study
With Lorenda Lo, ASLA and Alan Fujimori, ASLA

Lorenda worked with Alan Fujimori, ASLA discusses the River Walk project for the City of Honolulu in 2011. The project was completed in 2012 and is now available online at the City Municipal Library website.

Lorenda worked with Alan Fujimori, ASLA discusses the River Walk project for the City of Honolulu in 2011. The project was completed in 2012 and is now available online at the City Municipal Library website.

Lorenda Lo, ASLA
AECOM

Lorenda Lo is a community planner with AECOM Honolulu office. Prior to joining AECOM, Lorenda was a designer and project manager at a local landscape architecture firm based in Honolulu. Her design experience includes neighborhood design, landscape redevelopment plan, vacation home, public access, streetscape design, campus design, military housing, memorial design, vice versa. Her public outreach experience includes workshop coordination and facilitation, event planning and hosting, etc. In addition, Lorenda has had experience in her home-country of Taiwan practicing historic preservation and regeneration as well as recreational design. Because of her passion toward culture and environment, Lorenda engages deeply in cultural landscape, community outreach, and program planning. She is currently the project coordinator of the Honolulu Chinatown Riverwalk Revitalization and Downtown Connectivity Study, a pro bono project with a funding support from the City and County of Honolulu.

Specialties:

  • Neighborhood Design
  • Community Planning and Visioning
  • Event Planning and Programming
  • Communication and Public Outreach
  • Workshop Coordination and Facilitation

Alan Fujimori, ASLA
Senior Planner, SSFM International

Worked with Lorenda Lo on the Chinatown Riverwalk Revitalization and Downtown Connectivity Study. Was developed for the City and County of Honolulu, Office of Economic Development. The goal of the study was to develop a comprehensive and collaborative planning strategy for enhancing the social, economic, and environmental quality of the Nuuanu Stream Corridor in Honolulu's Chinatown. The study approach included site analysis, community surveys and interviews, interim stakeholders meetings, and community workshops. Information regarding meetings and workshops discussions were documented in the study report along with Ten Considerations as improvement recommendations and action plan items provided by the authors. The report was archived in the City and County of Honolulu Municipal Reference Center.

Chinatown Riverwalk Revitalization and Downtown Connectivity Study was funded by City and County of Honolulu Office of Economic Development, and was supported by American Society of Landscape Architects Hawaii Chapter. The report is currently archived in the Honolulu Municipal Reference Center. Contact Lorenda Lo at lorenda.lo@aecom.com for detailed information.

Neighborhood Planning in the Context of Homelessness Best Management Practices Toolkit for Honolulu Chinatown was funded by AECOM. This study was awarded with a Community Advocacy Planning Award by the American Planning Association Hawaii Chapter. Contact Lorenda Lo lorenda.lo@aecom.com for detailed information.