This week, the interns were treated to two Brown Bag lectures: Liz Krueger and the TOD Roundtable event.
Monday, June 27, Liz Krueger came in to join the team to discuss and talk about the City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting. More specifically, the interns learned how zoning and land-use is applied when working on urban design and architectural projects, such as the Waipahu TOD Action Plan. With her, she brought the LUO (Land-Use Ordinance) which clearly defines and labels important zones and regulations within the City and County of Honolulu.
Wednesday, June 29, SHADE Institute hosted the TOD Roundtable discussion at the AIA Honolulu Conference Center. This discussion was comprised of a panel of speakers including:
Harrison Rue, City & County of Honolulu, DPP TOD Administrator
Aki Marceau, AICP, HART, Land Use and Sustainability Planner
Deepak Neupane, AIA, HCDA, Director of Planning and Development
Rodney Funakoshi, AICP, State Office of Planning, Planning and Program Administrator.
and moderated by our own Dean Sakamoto of SHADE Institute.
This seminar made sure to identify and clarify any misunderstandings about the TOD and the rail project areas.