‘Sea Level Rise & Climate Change’ Dec. 2018

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DPP Releases Key Background Report on Sea Level Rise and Climate Change (PUC DP Update)

From: City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting
Date: 16 Jan. 2019

PUC Development Plan Update #5

Spotlight on the Project Background Reports

Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou! As the Primary Urban Center Development Plan update process continues, background papers on broad planning and policy issues affecting the PUC have been prepared. The goal of these papers is to provide updated research since the existing plan’s adoption in 2004, and to explore new trends, changing conditions, and future considerations. There are seven such reports prepared for the PUC DP – the newest addition is a Sea Level Rise and Climate Change paper prepared by UH Sea Grant that represents a new topic of focus to be included in the updated Development Plan. The PUC DP project team is pleased to share this paper with you as it reflects current climate science and projected conditions, as well as discussion, case studies, and potential policy tools as part of the larger conversation on the path forward.

Other background papers available on the project website include: Housing Trends, Economic Development, Natural Resources & Public Open Space, and Infrastructure Trends. Coming soon: Public Health, and Land Use & Urban Form.

Mahalo, and please share with others who may be interested!

Reminder: We are still soliciting public feedback on the draft Guiding Principles for the PUC DP. These were initially presented at the Vision Forum held in November 2017. Please click the link below to take a brief survey to give us feedback on each of the proposed Guiding Principles, and to let us know whether we’ve missed anything. We will be closing this survey at the end of January.

View details and materials from past project engagement activities or other PUC DP documents such as the Neighborhood Fact Sheets.

The Primary Urban Center stretches from Wai‘alae-Kāhala to Pearl City. The PUC DP contains policies relating to growth and development that implement the vision of the General Plan. To find out more about the project and how to get involved, please visit the project website at www.pucdp.com. The website will be updated regularly with background information, upcoming events, interactive questionnaires, and reports prepared for the project.


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