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Hawaii Development

Is Kapolei A Mistake?

www.civilbeat.com | Posted 05.27.2015 | Hawaii

The 1977 decision to transform fields of sugar cane in West Oahu into a new city known as Kapolei is one of Honolulu’s most significant planning dec...

What's The Deal With Those Two Random Towers On Oahu?

www.civilbeat.com | Posted 05.18.2015 | Hawaii

Those two tall and skinny gray towers, planted alone in the narrow ahupuaa of Manana, rising high above Pearl City’s suburban expanse. You know the ...

LOOK: Stunning Photos Show How Hawaii Has Changed In 125 Years

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 01.19.2015 | Travel

Flash back to Honolulu in 1889. There were no planes, a population of less than 100,000 people and only a few carriages. Unlike today, traffic was...

Turtle Bay Resort vs. State Of Hawaii -- What Will It Cost?

www.civilbeat.com | Posted 04.07.2014 | Hawaii

Time is running out for the state and the owners of Turtle Bay Resort to decide how much Hawaii should pay the hotel to conserve some of the land it o...

Paving Paradise

Choon James | Posted 11.09.2013 | Hawaii
Choon James

Unless those of us who live here and those who live outside of Hawaii come together to define Hawaii's identity, collectively decide what we want Hawaii to become, and together resolve to protect its unique identity and cultures, Oahu could end up like Singapore in fifty years -- a concrete jungle with intense urbanization pressures that produce the most unhappy people in the world.