UH Manoa announces establishment of new alumni award

Award recognizes an outstanding alumni of Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Karl Kim, (808) 956-6865
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Posted: Aug 7, 2007

HONOLULU - Karl Kim, Chair of the Urban and Regional Planning Department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, announced today the establishment of the Dinell Outstanding Urban and Regional Planning Alumni Award.

The new award is funded by and named for Tom Dinell, an emeritus Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, and his wife Kristi, a graduate of the Program.

The award will be given annually to an outstanding planner who has graduated from the Department with a Master‘s or PhD degree in Urban and Regional Planning. The awardee will be a person who has demonstrated:

· Exceptional accomplishments in planning that have had major community impacts over an extended period of time;
· Dedication to furthering the public interest, social justice, and broad-based participation in planning;
· Commitment to balancing the physical and social aspects of planning;
· Personal leadership in planning, particularly in mentoring planners with less experience; and
· High degree of personal interity and professional ethics.

The awardee will be announced each year on World Planning Day in November. Recipients will receive a check for $1,500 and be named on a perpetual plaque displayed in the Department.

"It is wonderful," stated Kim, "that we now have this award to recognize our outstanding alumni who are contributing so much to the well-being of people, particularly in Hawai‘i, Asia, and the Pacific."