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University of Hawai`i at Manoa
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2424 Maile Way
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
Telephone: (808) 956-7381
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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. View the practicum reports by clicking on the image thumbnails below.

 

Document Library

Fall 2014
Semester Year: Fall 2014
Title: Research in Support of the:
County of Hawai'i General Plan (GP)
Comprehensive Review
Authors: Timila Bajracharya, Danielle Bass, Clarice Schafer, Caterine Picardo Diaz, Lulu Feng, Julian Helder, Babina Pradhan, Sarah Soakai, Mahmud Zaman
Abstract: Assisting the Planning Department of the
County of Hawai‘i with its General Plan (GP) Comprehensive Review that will be
initiated in February 2015.
Faculty Sponsor: Luciano Minerbi
Faculty Contact:

luciano@hawaii.edu

 

Semester Year: Spring 2014
Title: FOOD SECURITY 102: Building a Resilient Food System
Authors: Christopher Archer, Gabriela Orantes, Laura Comstock, Greg Nakai, Hunter Heaivilin, Hendri Yuzal
Abstract: A plan for increasing actions for community awareness and actions to enhance the resiliency of community food systems in order to be better prepared for natural or man made hazards
Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Dolores Foley,
Dr. Karl Kim
Faculty Contact:

dolores@hawaii.edu

 

Semester Year: Fall 2013
Title: HO'OPONO MAMO:
The Hawai'i Youth Diversion System,
Authors: Lillie Makaila, Laurel Pikcunas, Sayaka Sakuma, Rachel Kennedy, Adam Heyns, Jeny Shrestha, Ayane Ishigaki
Abstract: Program Implementation & Evaluation Plan
Faculty Sponsor: Karen Umemoto
Faculty Contact:

kumemoto@hawaii.edu

 

 

Semester Year: Spring 2013
Title: UHM Transportation Practicum: Strategies to reduce VMT; Bicycling at UHM
Authors: Chris Casne, Tara DePonte, Kha Minh Ly, Anh Ha, and Michael Motoki
Abstract: The first study builds on the findings and recommendations of the 2012 UHM TDM Plan and identifies potential strategies for UHM to reduce commute-based VMT, expand access to education by improving alternative transportation and short-term parking options, increase revenue, and reduce costs to UHM related to SOV-use. The second study provides UHM campus planners and the transportation managers with additional evidence to facilitate achieving UHM’s bicycle related goals.
Faculty Sponsor: Makena Coffman
Faculty Contact:

makenaka@hawaii.edu

 

Semester Year: Fall 2012
Title: Toward Co-management: the Ahupua’a o Kahana Cultural Living Park
Authors: Alex Broner, Hisila Manandhar, Hril Siu, Lauren Esaki, Maile Norman, Mike Okuno, Priza Marendraputra, Rara KC, Tamanna Rahman
Abstract: Study of the ahupu’a of Kahana Valley, Oahu, in support of the master plan for Kahana mandated by the State of Hawaii Legislature by DLNR and the Kahana Planning Council.  Overview of past plans, governance options, possible next steps. 
Faculty Sponsor: Luciano Minerbi
Faculty Contact:

luciano@hawaii.edu

 

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:

Report on the Village of Leone, in Tutuila, American Samoa implements the recommendations from Spring 2011 practicum report by documenting nine village planning tools for community resilience to natural disasters.

Faculty Sponsor: Luciano Minerbi
Faculty Contact:

luciano@hawaii.edu

808-956-6869

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: Ginger Porter, Karla Filibeck, Lydia Nikolao, Molly Chebnikow, Pragya Pradhan
Abstract:

Part of a NOAA project on community resiliency through capacity building in the Village of Leone, Tutuila, and American Samoa. The report uses a sustainable ecosystem framework to organize information for a manual on resource management, hazard mitigation, and village community resilience planning.

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: Background planning research that incorporates land-use and environmental management principles and standards for the Airai State Planning Commission. Integrates private sector and agricultural interests, and includes recommendations for physical planning, land use, energy generation and waste management.
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:

As part of a collaboration with Hawaii Sea Grant College Program, the UH Policy Center regarding the Transit Oriented Community Based Development (TOCBD) Project, and the MM Neighborhood Board, this planning study reflects the vision of the McCully-Mo'ili'ili neighborhood (MM) in urban Honolulu regarding zoning and mixed land use, transit-oriented community planning, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods, affordable housing and incumbent upgrading, and providing for an aging resident population.

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:

The conceptual model of the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail Program addresses four components essential to establish the congressionally mandate trail: Cultural Resource Management  (CRM), Natural Resource Management (NRM), Community Based Economic Development (CBED), and Social Community Development (SCD) by analyzing historical documents, creating GIS maps for visual analysis, and developing process templates and diagrams.

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:

The practicum team conducts research for the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, a program of the U.S. National Park Service in the Kohala district of the Island of Hawai`i. It addresses key issues associated with trail management, ethnography, oral history and opportunities for community based economic development  (CBED), community partnership and natural resource management (NRM), historic preservation and native access rights.

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