The Value of Hawai‘i



Karl Kim is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, where he is currently serving as the Executive Director of the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center. He was educated at Brown University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has been a Fulbright Scholar to Korea and the Russian Far East.

Karl Kim’s essay on “Transportation” quoted in Pacific Business News, 9/24/10

FROM PBN:  Kim, who recently published a chapter on transportation for the book “The Value of Hawaii,” said Morioka has done many good things for the department since 2007. He said the modernization plans and some of the large road projects are examples of improvements that were needed.

But Kim said the DOT needs to do a better job of looking at transportation as a “system,” rather than as a collection of individual projects. A systems view of transportation, he said, would include evaluation of land-use plans and community development programs, as well as the economic and social needs of neighborhoods.

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