Events

Second Thursday Event and World Town Planning Day 2015


Starts on Nov. 12, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. and ends on Nov. 12, 2015 at 8 p.m.

The event will be held at University of Hawaii at Manoa, Saunders Hall Courtyard and Crawford Hall 105



Second Thursday Event and World Town Planning Day 2015

NDPTC, DURP, and the APA Hawaii Chapter hosts Second Thursday Event in conjunction with World Town Planning Day. 

“Lessons from Katrina and Implications for Hawaiʻi”

It has been 10 years since one of the deadliest hurricanes in the United States tore through New Orleans, leaving a horrific trail of devastation. Extensive flood damage to 80% of the metropolitan area, exacerbated by breached levees, killed 1400 people, destroyed over 350,000 homes and displaced over 1 million people. Today, the economic, impact exceeding $151 billion, and the human costs continue to provide a platform for action.

An expert group of specialists will bring their varying perspectives and aspects of hazard focus to share in a panel discussion. Gary Barnes (Meteorology), Jennifer Darrah (Sociology), George Atta (Land Use Planning) and Ian Robertson (Engineering) chaired by the Director of NDPTC, Karl Kim, will revisit issues from Hurricane Katrina and discuss important implications for the future of Hawai‘i.

5:30 PM
Saunders Courtyard reception, networking and pau hana
7:00 PM
Crawford 105 Lecture Hall presentations and panel discussion

To See Flyer, click here.


Speakers:

  • Gary Barnes

    Professor, Meteorologist at University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Ocean, Earth Science and Technology

  • Jennifer Darrah

    Professor, Sociologist at University of Hawaii at Manoa, Sociology Department

  • George Atta

    Director at City and County of Honolulu, Department of Planning and Permitting

  • Ian Robertson

    Professor, Structural Engineer at University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering