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University of Hawai`i at Manoa
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Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
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PLANNING PRACTICUM REPORTS

Every MURP degree candidate is required to take a practicum: PLAN 751 or 754. A practicum involves five or more students and a faculty member engaging in a planning process. Recent practice include:

Local projects: sustainable development vs. suburbanization; community planning in Waimanalo; community-based planning in Waianae; community-based economic development; locally unwanted but regionally advantageous land uses; modifications to cluster development regulations; planning information needs for health and community services; evaluation of the park dedication ordinance; feasibility of small scale mixed uses; urban redevelopment and displacement mitigation; district and multiblock land readjustment; neighborhood design analyses; the implementation of the county development plan process; community research in the College of Social Sciences; model choice evaluation of Leeward commuters; neighborhood visioning and planning in Kane’ohe; transportation on the Manoa Campus; and risk ranking and quality of life in Kahalu’u.

Neighbor island projects: community values and energy development; planning for the future of Kilauea; fishpond master CDUA on Moloka’i; and permitting process in the conservation district on the island of Hawai’i.

Government projects: land banking; contemporary subsistence lifestyles; land use dispute resolution; homelessness in Hawai’i; and a plan for Hawai’i’s homeless.

Projects in the Pacific and Asia: village preservation for resort development area on Cheju island, Korea; pedestrian safety in Seoul, Korea; participatory planning for coastal zone management (CZM) and village planning in American Samoa; and a diagnostic manual on healthy cities in Asia; and urban transition in Vietnam.

Each Practicum produces a final report and/or provides specific clients with planning assistance such as analyses, surveys, design and/or evaluation. Each practicum team is involved in bounding a selected problem, setting its objectives, assessing its own resources, determining the work to be performed, allocating its resources, delivering a product and/or service, and evaluating its effectiveness. The practicum provides a student with an opportunity to bring together multiple planning elements within the context of a real-world problem. MURP degree students opting for PLAN 752 are also required to take a planning practicum.

Below, you will find a sample of reports produced by students at DURP.

You can view each report by clicking on the image thumbnail for the report.

Document Library

Semester Year: Summer 2012
Title: HURRIPLAN: A Coastal Community Charette
Authors:  
Abstract:  
Faculty Sponsor: Dean Sakamoto
Faculty Contact:

deans@hawaii.edu

 

Semester Year: Spring 2012
Title: Kaka'ako and a Honolulu Urban Development Strategy
Authors: Maja Caroee, Suman Maharjan, Justin Witty, Nicole Brodie, Mukarramah (NFN), Anthony Weersing, Daniel Simonich, Jacqueline Kozak Thiel
Abstract:  
Faculty Sponsor: Jim Spencer
Faculty Contact:

jhs@hawaii.edu

808-956-8835

Semester Year: Fall 2011
Title: Capacity Building for Community Resilience in Leone Village, American Samoa: Providing Planning Tools for Building Social, Environmental, and Structural Resiliency at the Village Level
Authors: Gabrielle Sham, Germaine Salim,
Hoi Van Tran, Joon Ho Hong,
Neeraj Dangol, Saleh Azizi Fardkhales,
Tam Nguyen, Xian Hua, Ye Liang.
Abstract:  
Faculty Sponsor: Luciano Minerbi
Faculty Contact:

luciano@hawaii.edu

808-956-6869

Semester Year: Summer 2011
Title: Design Studio: Hurricane Resistant Community Planning & building Design
Authors:  
Abstract:  
Faculty Sponsor: Karl Kim
Faculty Contact:

karlk@hawaii.edu

808-956-6865

Semester Year: Spring 2011
Title: Capacity Building for Community Resilience in Leone Village: Providing Planning Tools that Promote Sustainable Ecosystem and Disaster Management Practices at the Village Level
Authors:  
Abstract:  
Faculty Sponsor: Luciano Minerbi
Faculty Contact:

luciano@hawaii.edu

808-956-6869

Semester Year: Summer 2010
Title: American Samoa Power Authority 2010 Vision Plan
Authors:  
Abstract:  
Faculty Sponsor: Karl Kim
Faculty Contact:

karlk@hawaii.edu

808-956-6865

Semester Year: Spring 2010
Title: City of Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh Province
Viet Nam: City Development Summary:
Spatial Strategy, Economic Development Strategy, and Community Development Strategy
Authors:  
Abstract:  
Faculty Sponsor: Jim Spencer
Faculty Contact:

jhs@hawaii.edu

808-956-8835

Airai, Palau
Semester Year: Fall 2009
Title: Sustainable Land Use and Environmental Design Study: State of Airai, Palau
Authors: Abujabal, N., Alexander, D., Chowdhooree, I., Lawlor, S., Mann, A., Nguyen, H. M., Shrestha, A. M., Sjoblom, D., Trevenna, S.
Abstract:  
Faculty Sponsor: Luciano Minerbi
Faculty Contact:

luciano@hawaii.edu

808-956-6869

Waimanalo Practicum

Semester Year:

Spring 2009

Title:

Waimanalo Youth & Family Collaborative
Authors: Bolduc, S., Chartrand, G., Chen, H., Gray, D., Hakoda, R., Muraoka, A., Ng, N., Obata, H., Rindrasih, E.
Abstract:  

Faculty Sponsor:

Karen Umemoto
Faculty Contact:

kumemoto@hawaii.edu

808-956-7383

Biofuels Practicum
Semester Year: Spring 2009
Title: Biofuels in Hawai‘i: A Case Study of Hamakua
Authors: Budge, J., Chillingworth, M., Clement, C., Cunningham, C., Glenn, S., Mayekawa, L., McDonald, T., Phlegar, C., Plottier, M., Sakuda, M.
Abstract:  
Faculty Sponsor: Makena Coffman
Faculty Contact:

makenaka@hawaii.edu

808-956-2890

Semester Year: Fall 2008
Title: Neighborhood Planning Study of McCully Mo'ili'ili
Authors: Keshav Bidari, Jiwnath Ghimire, Lanh Nyugen Padmendra Shrestha, Doan Trung, Justine Wong
Abstract:  
Faculty Sponsor: Luciano Minerbi
Faculty Contact:

luciano@hawaii.edu

808-956-6869

Semester Year: Spring 2008
Title: The Trail to Ho'okena, Connecting Communities, Resources, Past, Present and Future, Island of Hawaii
Authors: Klouldil Hubbard, Maki Kobayashi, M. Kaleo Manuel, Agnes Martelet, Joonghee Park
Abstract:  
Faculty Sponsor: Luciano Minerbi
Faculty Contact:

luciano@hawaii.edu

808-956-6869

Semester Year: Fall 2007
Title: A Cultural Value Management Aspect for Traditional Ahupua'a Trail System Kohala, Island of Hawaii
Authors: Raymond Chung, Tao Feng, Fusae Kikuchi, Francine Palama
Abstract:  
Faculty Sponsor: Luciano Minerbi
Faculty Contact:

luciano@hawaii.edu

808-956-6869

Semester Year: Spring 2007
Title: A Cultural Value Management Aspect for Traditional Ahupua'a Trail System Kohala, Island of Hawaii
Authors: Koichi Kamikusa, Lance Kimura, Yurika Mori, Miwako Watanabe
Abstract:  
Faculty Sponsor: Karen Umemoto
Faculty Contact:

kumemoto@hawaii.edu

808-956-7383

Semester Year: Fall 2006
Title: Homeless in Waikiki
Authors: Lori Baker, Mike Dahilig, Megan Johnson, David Kiernan, Henry Mochida, Mohammad Shahinur Rahmin
Abstract:  
Faculty Sponsor: Dolores Foley
Faculty Contact:

dolores@hawaii.edu

808-956-2780

Xian Practicum 2006
Semester Year: Spring 2006
Title: Historic Preservation in a Livable City (Chinese Version)
Authors: Andika, M., Bhattarai, B., Burr, K., Choe, S., Douglass, M., Guzinksy, C., Ishii, C., Hallonquist, L., Knott, T., Lee, H., Rosalyn, R.
Abstract:

International Perspective on the Urban Transition, Responsible Tourism and World Heritage Destination for the Han Chang'an Site, Xi'an, China.

Faculty Sponsor: Mike Douglass
Faculty Contact: michaeld@hawaii.edu
Xian Practicum 2006
Semester Year: Spring 2006
Title: Historic Preservation in a Livable City (English Version)
Authors: Andika, M., Bhattarai, B., Burr, K., Choe, S., Douglass, M., Guzinksy, C., Ishii, C., Hallonquist, L., Knott, T., Lee, H., Rosalyn, R.
Abstract: International Perspective on the Urban Transition, Responsible Tourism and World Heritage Destination for the Han Chang'an Site, Xi'an, China.
Faculty Sponsor: Mike Douglass
Faculty Contact: michaeld@hawaii.edu
Semester Year: Spring 2006
Title: Planning Study for Kailua
Authors:  
Abstract:  
Faculty Sponsor: Luciano Minerbi
Faculty Contact:

luciano@hawaii.edu

808-956-6869

Collaborative Ahupuaa
Semester Year: Fall 2002
Title: BUILDING COLLABORATION: Toward Co-management for the Hanalei Ahupua'a, Kaua'i, Hawai'i
Authors:

Dong, D., Halapua, W., Lesnet, I., Moffat, L., Natale, B., Poerbonegoro, A., Polloi, K., Sumon, N., Settachai, N., Verawudh, V. & Yamamura, M.

Abstract:  
Faculty Sponsor: Luciano Minerbi
Faculty Contact:

luciano@hawaii.edu

808-956-6869

Waipi'o Valley II
Semester Year: Fall 2001
Title: Waipi'o Valley: Towards Community Planning and Ahupua'a Management -Phase II
Authors: Bethel, J., Furfaro, M., Maike-Ganileo, P., Julio, N., Mills, K., Roberts, K., Roberts, S. & Tong, E.
Abstract:  
Faculty Sponsor: Luciano Minerbi
Faculty Contact:

luciano@hawaii.edu

808-956-6869

Waipi'o Valley
Semester Year: Fall 1999
Title: Waipi'o Valley: Towards Community Planning and Ahupua'a Management
Authors: Dizol, L., Hegger, D., Keehne, H., Kinjo, K., Le Maitre, M., McKeague, K., Prasai, S., Resture, A., Shen, C. & Xing, X.
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Faculty Sponsor: Luciano Minerbi
Faculty Contact:

luciano@hawaii.edu

808-956-6869