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Pacific Urban Resilience Lab

The department is participating in the development of new technologies and applications related to disaster risk reduction in urban areas, including Hawaii and the Pacific region.  Topics include climate adaptation, food security, visualization, and participatory capacity building projects. Prof. Karl…

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Project

Working with University of Hawaii at Hilo and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department is conducting analyses regarding the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for mapping, data collection, disaster management, and other applications.  The efforts involve integrating emerging technologies…

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Waikiki Benchmarking Study

The Department developed and measures various indicators related to the landscaping, cleanliness, amenities, and urban environmental quality for Waikiki and makes recommendations for the improvement of this area for visitor, residents, and other community members. Prof. Karl Kim

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Traffic Safety Studies

The State of Hawaii Department of Transportation conducts extensive research on traffic safety including occupant restraints, pedestrian safety, alcohol impaired driving, and other aspects of safety. It monitors seat belt use, riding in the back of pickup trucks, child safety…

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