Affordable Housing in Kaka‘ako: What Would It Take to Build It?

October 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Hawaii Community Development Authority, 547 Queen St. Honolulu Add to Calendar

Kaka‘ako: Our Kuleana: A Free Urban Planning Academy for Everyone is a free workshop series open to the public to learn about the development issues in Kaka‘ako and to engage in innovative placemaking ideas for Kaka‘ako’s future.

This 6-week series of public workshops is intended to create a space for information sharing, dialogue and connection. We welcome everyone who is interested in Kaka’ako to learn about the challenges and possibilities in these changing neighborhoods in our urban core. User-friendly planning ideas and tools will be shared to help us explore our kuleana as stewards of its future.

The 6-week “course” is a series of public workshops to be held on 6 consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. from October 13 until November 17, 2015. Each workshop includes presentations by experts in the field as well as interactive discussions and activities.

Description of Workshop #3
October 27: Affordable Housing in Kaka‘ako: What Would It Take to Build It?
One of the biggest fears is the neighborhood will be affordable only for the wealthy. What is currently being done for low and middle income residents and how can we improve upon it?

Featured speakers include:
Marian Gushiken, EAH Housing
Matt Hom, planner
Harrison Rue, Honolulu Department of Planning & Permitting

Pre-register for the workshop series here.

List of workshops

  • Oct 13: Kaka‘ako Our Kuleana: Planning & Development in Kaka‘ako
  • Oct 20: Something’s Stinky in Kaka‘ako: Infrastructure in the Age of Climate Change
  • Oct 27: Affordable Housing in Kaka‘ako: What Would It Take to Build It?
  • Nov 3: Envisioning A Place for Everyone: Voices from the Shoreline to Small Businesses
  • Nov 10: Leveraging Rail: How Many Ways Can the Community Benefit?
  • Nov 17: Civic Engagement in Kaka‘ako: Where Do We Go from Here?
All sessions will be held at the Hawai‘i Community Development Authority community room, American Brewery building at 547 Queen St.

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning will be giving a certificate of completion to those who attend four or more workshops in the educational series.

Sponsored by the Department of Urban & Regional Planning and the Hawai‘i Chapter of the American Planning Association. Powered by students in PLAN 610 community planning and social policy seminar.

Ticket Information
Free and open to the public

Event Sponsor
Urban & Regional Planning, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Annie Koh, (808) 343-2428,,

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