2016 World Town Planning Day

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Hawaii Community Development Authority, Community Room: Honolulu, HI (map)


Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm


The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Department of Urban and Regional Planning welcomes you to World Town Planning Day on Thursday, November 17.

Hawai‘i is in the midst of the most profound change in agricultural land use in nearly 200 years. In the last 30 years alone we have lost two-thirds of our intensive agricultural land use, witnessed an historic shattering of agricultural land ownership patterns, and have become embroiled in heated debates about how farmers and ranchers should conduct the business of agriculture in the future. What role does planning play in response?

This presentation features a statewide look at our current agricultural footprint and what it foretells about the shape of agricultural land use in the future. Where does our local food come from and how do we grow more to feed ourselves and to contribute to vibrant rural communities?

The event includes a pūpū reception followed by presentations from featured speaker Jeffrey Melrose. Commentators will include Professor Krisna Suryanata and Professor Emeritus G. Kem Lowry.

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