DURP ʻOhana News

World Town Planning Day 2017

This year, DURP celebrated Honolulu's new status as one of the “100 Resilient Cities”, with presentation by Josh Stanbro, Chief Resilience Officer and Executive Director at the City and County of Honolulu, with a following Panel Discussion by Department of Urban and Regional Planning Chair Makena Coffman and Professor Daniele Spirandelli, and Marc Alexander, Executive Director of the Department of Housing, City and County of Honolulu.  

Nathalie Razo (MURP 2013), representing Kimi Yuen, (MURP 1999), President of APAHI, presented scholarships to Laura Mo and Trevor "Bear" Fitzpatrick for their outstanding scholarship and participation in Urban and Regional Planning as students of DURP. Congratulations to our future DURP ʻOhana members, and to APAHI for the active and ongoing partnership with DURP at the University of Hawaii.

WTPD 2017 was celebrated as per tradition at the Saunders Courtyard and Spencer Hall on Wednesday, November 8. World Town Planning Day is an annual global event designed to celebrate the role of planning in creating livable communities.  It was founded by Professor Carlos Maria della Paolera at the University of Buenos Aires in Paris, and is celebrated in more than 30 countries.  Dolores Foley, as Chair of DURP, first included Honolulu and the University of Hawaii as part of this global event.

Kristi Dinell