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Faculty

HCRC Professor in Affordable Housing Economics, Policy, and Planning

Office: Saunders 107C
Phone: (808) 956-7383
UH E-mail: pgarbod@hawaii.edu
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Areas of Interest:

Housing, Affordability, Neighborhood Change, Vouchers

Education:
Ph.D. in Sociology, Johns Hopkins University
M.S.E. in Applied Math and Statistics, Johns Hopkins University
M.P.P. in Public Policy, Johns Hopkins University

Bio:
After graduating from Swarthmore College in 2002, Phil spent several years working for a nonprofit organization designed to help ex-offenders achieve gainful employment in the construction and trades while simultaneously growing survival entrepreneurship in high-poverty Latino and Black neighborhoods in North Philadelphia. Upon relocating to Baltimore so his wife could attend medical school, Phil dabbled in progressive political work in Washington, DC, and helped manage a website that promoted charitable donations in lieu of wedding registries. He consequently entered an MPP program, developing a love for housing policy, which he pursued in a PhD/MSE program at Johns Hopkins. He moved in Oahu in 2018 with his wife, Dr. Caitlin Engelhard, and three children (Clifton, Helena, and Susannah Mary).

Academic, Professional Work: 
Phil’s work examines how the decisions of supply side actors (landlords, tenants and developers) are shaped by domestic housing policies and how these decisions impact their lives of poor tenants. He is a mixed methods researcher, leveraging statistical analysis, ethnography, and in-depth interviewing.

Courses/Teaching:
Housing Policy, Urban Economics, Qualitative Methods

Selected Books and Publications:
Garboden, Philip ME, Eva Rosen, Stefanie DeLuca, Kathryn Edin. ”Taking Stock: What Drives Landlord Participation in the Housing Choice Voucher Program.” Housing Policy Debate. Online early access.

Garboden, Philip ME and Eva Rosen. ”Contingent Tenure: How Landlords Use the Threat of Eviction.” Forthcoming, City and Community.

Garboden, Philip ME and Eva Rosen. ”Talking To Landlords.” Forthcoming, Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research.

Garboden, Philip ME and Christine Jang. ”There’s Money to Be Made in Community: Real Estate Developers, Community Organizing, and Profit-making in a Shrinking City” Journal of Urban Affairs Online early access. [link]

College of Social Sciences Affiliations

Department of Urban and Regional Planning (PLAN)

  • Faculty – Associate Professor
  • Office: Saunders 107A
  • Phone: 956-8684
  • Fax: 956-6870

Public Policy Center (PPC)

  • Non-Comp Faculty – Affiliate Faculty
  • Office: Saunders 107A
  • Phone: 956-8684

History

Education:
Ph.D.

Background:
B.S., Civil Engineering, Washington University, 1966; M.S., Urban and Regional Planning, Northwestern University, 1968; Ph.D., Urban Systems Planning, Northwestern University, 1971

Interests

Research:
Recent publications:

Ashwin Sabapathy, Peter Flachsbart, and Sumeet Saksena. 2012. Commuting patterns of employees in the information technology and traditional manufacturing sectors of Bangalore, India. Transport Policy 19: 155-166.

Sharon Miyashiro, Peter Flachsbart, and Makena Coffman. 2010. Final Report Strategies for Energy Efficiencies in Transportation (‘SEET’). Task Agreement No. HWY-P 2009-001. State of Hawai’i Department of Transportation, Highway Division and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. Public Policy Center, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i. 174 pages.

Peter Flachsbart and Makena Coffman. 2010. Attitudes toward transit oriented development: Results of a joint telephone and Web-based survey in Honolulu during summer 2009. A paper presented at the Urban Affairs Association 40th Conference, Honolulu, Hawai’i.

Peter Flachsbart and Makena Coffman. 2009. Hawai’i stands at energy crossroads: Isle survey to take reading on what public wants for state’s preferred future. The Honolulu Advertiser, July 3, p. A18.

Peter Flachsbart. 2008. Exposure to carbon monoxide from mobile sources: Implications of U.S. studies for Asian cities. Workshop on Near-Roadway and On-Road Exposures to Air Pollution: Risk Communication and Decision-Making, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.

Sumeet Saksena, Peter Flachsbart, T. N. Quang, T. Nguyen, P. N. Dang. 2008. Commuters’ exposure to particulate matter and carbon monoxide in Hanoi, Vietnam. Transportation Research Part D. 13: 206-211.

Peter G. Flachsbart. 2008. Chapter 2: Exposure to Ambient and Microenvironmental Concentrations of Carbon Monoxide. In: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, David G. Penney, editor. CRC Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, Florida, pp. 5-42.

Wendy Okazaki, Scott Q. Turn, and Peter Flachsbart. 2008. Characterization of food waste generators: A Hawaii case study. Waste Management. 28: 2483-2494.

Peter G. Flachsbart. 2007. Chapter 6: Exposure to Carbon Monoxide. In: Human Exposure Analysis, W. Ott. A. Steinemann, and L. Wallace, editors. CRC Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, Florida, pp. 113-146.

Peter Flachsbart, Sumeet Saksena, P. N. Dang, Ashwin Sabapathy, and Hernani Yulinawati. 2007. Road-user exposure to CO and PM10 in three Asian cities: Capacity building efforts and pilot studies. Presentation at the 17th Annual Conference of the International Society of Exposure Analysis, Durham, North Carolina.

Peter G. Flachsbart. 2007. What can Honolulu learn from other cities about transit-oriented development? Seventh International Symposium on Asia Pacific Architecture, School of Architecture, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i.

Personal:
Transit-oriented development, neighborhood planning, environmental psychology, human exposure to air pollution

Instruction

Teaching:
PLAN 605: Planning Models; PLAN 645: Land Use Planning; PLAN 648: Urban Transportation Policy and Planning; PLAN 650: Research Design Seminar; PLAN 655: Planning Research Methods

Advising:
Advise students on energy policy, environmental protection, and urban land use and transportation planning.

Publications

Chapter 2: Exposure to Ambient and Microenvironmental Concentrations of Carbon Monoxide (2008):
Citation: Peter G. Flachsbart. 2008. Chapter 2: Exposure to Ambient and Microenvironmental Concentrations of Carbon Monoxide. In: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, David G. Penny, editor. CRC Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, Florida, pp. 5-42.

Synopsis: This chapter explores reasons behind the paradox of declining ambient carbon monoxide (CO) concentrations in urban areas of the United States coupled with persistent injuries and fatalities from CO poisoning. The chapter is organized around the superposition principle of CO exposure, which may help to explain this paradox. This principle holds that CO concentrations at any given point in time and space consist of both ambient and microenvironmental components. The chapter first describes trends in CO emissions and ambient CO concentrations in urban areas. It then describes how the development of portable monitors enabled measurements of personal exposure to CO concentrations in places where people perform routine daily activities. Since these activities often occur in specific microenvironments, the chapter then describes typical CO exposures where people live, work, shop, play and commute, and factors that affect these exposures.

Type: Chapters in books
Keywords: Carbon Monoxide, Human Exposure, Ambient and Microenvironmental Concentrations

Commuters’ exposure to particulate matter and carbon monoxide in Hanoi, Vietnam (2008):
Citation: Sumeet Saksena, Peter Flachsbart, T. N. Quang, T. Nguyen, P. N. Dang. 2008. Commuters’ exposure to particulate matter and carbon monoxide in Hanoi, Vietnam. Transportation Research Part D. 13: 206-211.

Abstract: This study provides estimates of personal exposures to particulate matter and carbon monoxide while traveling on four major roads in Hanoi, Vietnam. The effect of factors such as mode of transport (mobikes, buses, cars and walking), route, rush-hour, and air-conditioning on the exposure levels are examined. The mean value of particulate matter concentrations was found to be 455 micrograms per cubic meter, with mobike riders being the most exposed and bus passengers being the least. The mean value of carbon monoxide concentrations was 15.7 ppm, with mobike riders being most exposed and pedestrians being the least exposed. Rush-hour levels for particulate matter and carbon monoxide are higher than during non-rush-hour periods.

Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
Co-Authors: Sumeet Saksena, Tran Ngoc Quang, Thang Nguyen, Pham Ngoc Dang
Keywords: Carbon Monoxide, Particulate Matter, Commuter Exposure, Hanoi, Vietnam

Characterization of food waste generators: A Hawaii case study (2008):
Citation: W. K. Okazaki, S. Q. Turn, P. G. Flachsbart. 2008. Characterization of food waste generators: A Hawaii case study. Waste Management 28: 2483-2494.

Abstract: Information on food waste disposal and on recycling methods and recycled amounts is reported. Data were obtained from a mail and phone survey of all licensed food establishments in Hawaii conducted in 2004 and 2005. Of 8253 licensed food establishments, 5033 completed surveys. It was found that relationships exist between food establishment size (measured by the number of meals served per day or the number of employees) and the amount of food an establishment recycled; establishment type and recycling behavior; and establishment type and amount recycled. The amount of food waste recycled in the state of Hawaii was estimated to be 264,000 L/day and annual food waste generation was estimated to be 336,000 tonnes.

Type: Articles in international or national refereed journals
Co-Authors: Wendy K. Okazaki, Scott Q. Turn
Keywords: Food Waste Generators, Hawaii Case Study, Mail and Phone Survey

What Can Honolulu Learn from Other Cities about Transit-Oriented Development?(2007): This paper addresses the following question: What can planners learn about transit-oriented development or TOD from other cities that have invested in fixed-guideway, rail transit systems? The paper compares transit-oriented development with transit joint development and transit villages. It describes the benefits of and prerequisites of TOD; identifies useful sources of information on TOD; and explains why TOD is difficult to achieve. It concludes that local planners in Honolulu may face a steep learning curve on this subject.

Type: Invited conference presentations
Keywords: Transit Oriented Development

Chapter 6: Exposure to Carbon Monoxide (2007): The chapter cited below is a synthesis of over 100 references on or related to the subject of human exposure to carbon monoxide. The research supporting this synthesis involved extensive library research and a visit to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The research for this work was funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1998. The EPA funded the research because it needed to update its Air Quality Criteria Document for Carbon Monoxide to comply with the Clean Air Act Amendments. This document supports the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for carbon monoxide. The work required extensive peer review prior to its ultimate approval by the U.S. EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee in November 1999.

Citation: Peter G. Flachsbart. 2007. Chapter 6. Exposure to Carbon Monoxide. In: Exposure Analysis, Wayne R. Ott, Anne C. Steinemann, Lance A. Wallace, editors. CRC Taylor & Francis, Boca Raton, Florida. pp. 113-146.

Synopsis: Incomplete combustion of carbonaceous fuels (i.e., fuels with carbon atoms) can produce significant quantities of carbon monoxide (CO). Exposure to CO occurs during a variety of daily activities such as traveling by motor vehicle in traffic or cooking food over an unvented gas range. Fortunately, reducing CO exposures has been one of the “… greatest success stories in air-pollution control,” according to a report published by the National Research Council in 2003. Much of that success is due to the adoption in 1968 of nationwide emission controls on new cars, and to promulgation in 1970 of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for CO and several other “criteria” air pollutants. In spite of that success, many people die or suffer the ill effects of high CO exposure every year. In fact, CO is the only regulated air pollutant that appears on death certificates. Accordingly, this chapter first summarizes the principal sources and health effects of CO. It then describes key studies of CO exposure over the last 40 years to show how the goals and methods of these studies have evolved over time. Studies of CO exposure in the 1960s and 1970s essentially pioneered the field of exposure analysis. The earliest studies found that CO concentrations on congested roadways and busy intersections in downtown areas typically exceeded ambient CO levels measured at fixed-site monitors. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) relies on these monitors to determine compliance with the NAAQS. The chapter reveals typical concentrations of CO that people encounter in their daily lives and identifies factors that affect or contribute to CO exposures as a person performs his or her daily activities. The chapter shows how policies and programs of the Clean Air Act have affected trends in CO exposure over time. The chapter concludes that CO exposure studies are essential for identifying health risks to human populations, for setting and reviewing air quality standards, and for evaluating emission control policies and programs. The chapter recommends that studies of CO exposure are particularly applicable to developing countries that have rapidly growing motor vehicle populations, congested streets and confined spaces in urban areas, and nascent motor vehicle emission control programs.

Type: Chapters in books
Keywords: Carbon Monoxide, Human Exposure

Research Project

APA Hawaii Planning Oral Histories/Recording Project (2013 -): This project is conducting a series of eight interviews of senior local planners and political figures in Hawaii. The interviews are performed by graduate students of Urban and Regional Planning at UH Manoa and recorded in Studio B of the UH Media Lab at KHET-TV. The project is jointly funded by the American Planning Association and the APA Hawaii Chapter.

Type: Research

Awards & Honors

American Planning Association Chapter Presidents Council Leadership Award(2013): This award recognizes 30 years of continuous service as Professional Development Officer of the American Planning Association, Hawaii Chapter.

Donald Wolbrink Chapter Achievement Award, American Planning Association, Hawai’i Chapter (2000)

Faculty – Assistant Professor
Office: Saunders 107D
Phone: (808) 956-7381
UH Email: suwans@hawaii.edu
Suwan CV (pdf)

Areas of Interest: Climate change impact; critical infrastructure vulnerability; risk perception and adaptation

 

Education:
Doctor of Philosophy, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida, Gainesville (2014)
Master of Science, Transportation Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville (2014)
Master of Arts, Urban and Regional Planning, University of Florida, Gainesville (2010)
Bachelor of Science, Geographical Information System, Southeast University, China (2008)

Research:
Development of Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning Procedures and Tools Using NOAA Sea Level Rise Impacts Viewer, Sponsored by NOAA, 2012 – 2014

A Spatial-Temporal Econometric Model to Estimate Costs and Benefits of Sea-Level Rise Adaptation Strategies, Sponsored by Florida Sea Grant, 2012 – 2014

  • Transportation, Land Use and Air Quality, Sponsored by the Regional Planning Council of North Central Florida, 2010 – 2014
  • 2040 Long Range Transportation Planning Socio Economic Report
  • Regional Transportation Model Feasibility Study
  • Transportation Strategies to Reduce Greenhouse Gases, prepared for MTPO for the Gainesville Urbanized Area

Impact Analysis of Changing Riverine Flood Frequencies Caused by Climate Change on Transportation Infrastructure and Land Use, University of Florida, 2009 –2010

Faculty – Professor 

Office: Saunders 113
Phone: 956-2890
UH Email: makenaka@hawaii.edu
Makena CV (pdf)

Areas of Interest: Environmental planning, energy and climate change policy, resource management, system modeling


Education:
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa (2007)
B.A in International Relations, minor in Economics, Stanford University

Overview:

  • Director, Institute for Sustainability and Resilience
  • Interests include greenhouse gas reduction strategies; renewable energy planning and policy; low-carbon transportation
  • Specializes in regional economy-environment modeling with expertise in energy policy and climate change mitigation
  • Current research assesses energy planning and regulatory mechanisms to help Hawai‘i and the U.S. meet their clean energy goals, including low-carbon transportation options
  • Appointed to and member of the City and County of Honolulu’s Climate Change Commission
  • Research Fellow with the University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization

Appointments & Affiliations:

Research FellowUniversity of Hawai`i Economic Research Organization

Teaching:

Courses include Climate Change, Energy and Food Security in the Asia/Pacific Region, Urban Economics, Research Methods, Planning Practicum and Environmental Planning.

Advising:

Student advising in areas of environmental planning relating to management of natural resources and environmental impacts (ex: energy systems, climate change mitigation/adaptation, low carbon transportation strategies, resource management).

Selected Publications & Reports:

Wee, S., Coffman, M., LaCrois, S. (2018). “Do Electric Vehicle Incentives Matter? Evidence from 50 U.S. States,” Research Policy, DOI 10.1016/j.respol.2018.05.003.

Bonham, C., Coffman, M. (2017). A New Perspective on Hawaii’s Economy: Understanding the Role of Clusters. UHERO Report. Available at: http://uhero.hawaii.edu/assets/New_Perspective_Hawaii.pdf

Coffman, M., Bernstein, P., Wee, S. (2016). “Integrating Electric Vehicles and Residential Solar PV,” Transport Policy, 53: 30-38.

Coffman, M., Bernstein, P., Wee, S. (2016). “Electric Vehicles Revisited: A Review of Factors that Affect Adoption,” Transport Reviews, 37: 1, 79-93.

Coffman, M., Bernstein, P., Wee, S., and Schafer, C. (2016). “Economic and GHG Impacts of Natural Gas for Hawaii,” Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, 19: 3, 519-536.

Coffman, M., Wee, S., Bonham, C., and Salim, G. (2016). “A Policy Analysis of Hawaii’s Solar Tax Credit Incentive,” Renewable Energy, 85: 2036-1043.

Coffman, M., Bernstein, P., Wee, S., Arik, A. (2016). “Estimating the Opportunity for Load-Shifting in Hawaii: An Analysis of Proposed Residential Time-of-Use Rates,” UHERO Working Paper Series. Available at: http://uhero.hawaii.edu/assets/TOURates_8-2.pdf.

Coffman, M., Bernstein, P., Wee, S., Arik, A. (2016). “Electric Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Assessment for Hawaii,” Electric Vehicle Transportation Center, University of Central Florida. Available at: http://evtc.fsec.ucf.edu/publications/documents/HNEI-10-16.pdf

Coffman, M., Bernstein, P., Wee, S. (2015). Factors affecting EV Adoption: A literature review and EV forecast for Hawaii. Electric Vehicle Transportation Center, University of Central Florida. Available at: http://evtc.fsec.ucf.edu/publications/documents/HNEI-04-15.pdf.

Mochizuki, J., Coffman, M., and Yanagida, J. (2015). “Market, Welfare and Land-Use Implications of Lignocellulosic Bioethanol in Hawaii,” Renewable Energy, 76: 102-114.

Coffman, M., Bernstein, P. (2014). “Linking Hawaii’s Islands with Wind Energy.” Annals of Regional Science, DOI 10.1007/s00168-014-0644-y.

Coffman, M. (2014). “Energy,” The Value of Hawaii 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions, Eds. Yamashiro, Aiko; Goodyear-Kaopua, Noelani.

Coffman, M., Bernstein, P., and Wee, S. (2014). Cost Implications of GHG Regulation in Hawaii. UHERO Working Paper Series. Available at: http://uhero.hawaii.edu/assets/WP_2014-5.pdf

Coffman, M., Bernstein, P., Wee, S., and Frost, A. (2014). PURPA and the Impact of Existing Avoided Cost Contracts on Hawaii’s Electricity Sector. UHERO Working Paper Series. Available at: http://uhero.hawaii.edu/assets/WP_2014-5.pdf

Coffman, M., Griffin, J., and Bernstein, P. (2012). “An Assessment of Greenhouse Gas Emissions-Weighted Clean Energy Standards,” Energy Policy, 45: 122-132.

Coffman, M., Noy, I., (2012). “Hurricane Iniki: Measuring the Long-Term Economic Impact of a Natural Disaster Using Synthetic Control,” Environment and Development Economics, 17(2): 187-205.

Coffman, M., Noy, I., (2010). “A Hurricane Hits Hawai‘i: A Tale of Vulnerability to Natural Disasters,” CESifo Forum 11(2): 67-72.

Coffman, M, Umemoto, K. (2010). “The Triple-Bottom-Line: Framing of Tradeoffs in Sustainability Planning Practice,” Environment, Development and Sustainability, 10(5), 597-610.

Coffman, M. (2010). “Oil Price Shocks and Hawai‘i’s Economy: An Analysis of the Oil-Price Macroeconomy Relationship,” Annals of Regional Science 44(3), 599-620.

Coffman, M. (2009). “University Leadership in Island Climate Mitigation,” International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 10(3): 239-249.

Coffman, M., Kim, K. (2009). “The Economic Impacts of Banning Commercial Bottomfish Fishing in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands,” Ocean and Coastal Management 52(3-4), 166-172

Coffman, M. (2008). “Concepts in Greenhouse Gas Regulation: A Primer on Meeting ACT 234,”A Publication of the University of Hawai`i Economic Research Organization (UHERO), September 29.

Coffman, M. (2008). “An Overview of U.S. Regional and National Climate Change Mitigation Strategies: Lessons for Hawai`i,” A Publication of the University of Hawai`i Economic Research Organization (UHERO), August 25.

Coffman, M., Surles, T., and Konan, D. (2007). “Analysis of the Impact of Petroleum Prices on the State of Hawai`i’s Economy,” prepared for the State of Hawai`i Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.

Faculty – Associate Professor
Office: 
Saunders 109
Phone: 
956-4265
Email: ashokdas@hawaii.edu

Overview:
Ashok Das teaches the core MURP course, Public Policy and Planning Theory (PLAN 601), Urban & Regional Planning in Asia (PLAN 630), Research Design Seminar (PLAN 650), and Globalization & Urban Policy (PLAN 633). Before coming to DURP he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the San Francisco State University. Previously, he also worked as an architect in India, and as an architecture/planning consultant in the US.

Education:
Ph.D., Urban Planning, University of California at Los Angeles (2008); M.Arch. and M.A. in Environmental Planning & Management, Kansas State University (2001); B.Arch., School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi (1996)

Teaching:
PLAN 600 Planning Theory and Public Policy; PLAN 630 Urban & Regional Planning in Asia; PLAN 633 Globalization and Urban Policy; PLAN 650 Research Design Seminar; PLAN 610 Community Planning and Social Policy (guest instructor Fall 2011)

Research Interests:
Ashok’s research interests revolve broadly around issues of urban poverty in developing countries, primarily in South and Southeast Asia. Community participation and empowerment, slum upgrading and low-income housing, decentralization and local governance, and the role of civil society in development are certain key interests. His doctoral work at UCLA explored the nature, measurement, and comparison of empowerment arising from participation by poor households in post-decentralization slum upgrading programs in India and Indonesia. He finds intriguing how institutional arrangements and socio-cultural idiosyncrasies affect empowerment in different contexts, and how that might be explained empirically.  Ashok’s recent research has explored community-managed, integrated microfinance for urban poverty alleviation; and local government-led, community-based efforts towards disaster preparedness and risk reduction. With other colleagues, he has looked at the impacts of inclusionary housing policies on local/regional housing markets in the United States, especially California. Globalization’s impact on urban form, and historic preservation in emerging economies are some other research interests.

Personal Interests:
Intermittently, Ashok dabbles as an artist. He was the chief cartoonist (1996-98) for India’s leading architecture magazine, Architecture+Design; produced clip art for computers (1997-98) for an early outsourcing ventures; illustrated a manual to guide remote rural communities in India to build schools through self-help (1998); and a practitioner’s guide to evidence-based design (EBD) for American healthcare design professionals (2008). Gastronomy is another obsession. As a gourmand, he especially covets what most consider “exotic” or “bizarre” edibles. Experiencing street foods and traditional markets (a threatened urban treasure) rank atop his to-do list, especially in a new city. A major hike or high-altitude trek features on his annual calendar; past ones include the Teton Crest Trail (WY); Mt. Kilimanjaro (Tanzania); West Coast Trail (Vancouver Island, BC), Jonas Pass-Brazeau Lake Loop (Jasper National Park, Canada); Inca Trail (Machu Picchu, Peru); Mt. Shasta and Half Dome (CA); South Kaibab & Bright Angel trails (Grand Canyon, AZ); Mt. Evans (Arapaho National Forest, CO); and Chhobia Pass, Kunzum Pass, Kunwari Pass, Roopkund, and Chandra Taal in the Indian Himalayas. An avid sportsman, he loves squash, badminton, soccer, and all variants of cueing on the green baize.

Advising:
Advise students in the departments of Urban and Regional Planning, Architecture, etc., on research, academic planning, as well as those seeking volunteering and internship opportunities in the field of urban planning/development in developing countries.

Non-College Affiliations:
Affiliate Faculty, Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS); Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS)

PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Bharat Dahiya and Ashok Das (editors). The new urban agenda in the Asia-Pacific: governance for sustainable and inclusive cities. Singapore: Springer Nature. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6709-0 [Published online: May 4, 2019]

Das, Ashok, and Bharat Dahiya. “Towards inclusive urban governance and planning: emerging trends and future trajectories.” In The new urban agenda in the Asia-Pacific: governance for sustainable and inclusive cities, edited by Bharat Dahiya and Ashok Das, pp. 3-36. Singapore: Springer Nature. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-13-6709-0_1 [Published online: May 4, 2019]

Dahiya, Bharat, and Ashok Das. New Urban Agenda in the Asia-Pacific: Governance for Sustainable and Inclusive Cities. In The new urban agenda in the Asia-Pacific: governance for sustainable and inclusive cities, edited by Bharat Dahiya and Ashok Das, pp. 353-384. Singapore: Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-6709-0_1 [Published online: May 4, 2019]

Forth-coming (2019)
Das, Ashok, and Robin King. The legacies of transformative shelter interventions in Surabaya: potentials and challenges for inclusive and sustainable urban planning. A city-level case study (one of eight) for the forthcoming World Resources Report (WRR), Towards a more equal city. Washington D.C.: World Resources Institute.

Das, Ashok. “Is innovative also effective? A critique of pro-poor shelter in South-East Asia.” In Housing policy innovation in the Global South, edited by Paavo Monkkonen, pp. 67-99. Routledge: Abingdon, UK & New York, NY.

Das, Ashok. Development and Shelter Challenges of Small Islands: Planning with a pro-Poor Perspective. Journal of Architecture & ENVIRONMENT 17 (2): 85–126. DOI: 10.12962/j2355262x.v17i2.a4376

Das, Ashok. Is innovative also effective? A critique of pro-poor shelter in Southeast Asia. International Journal of Housing Policy 18(2): 233-265. DOI: 10.1080/14616718.2016.1248606 [Published online: Dec 01, 2016]

Das, Ashok. “For an equitable Indonesian city: reflections on planning practice and education.” Ruang 12: 26-41. [online September 17, 2018] http://membacaruang.com/for-an-equitable-indonesian-city/

Das, Ashok. A city of two tales: shelter and migrants in Surabaya. Environment and Urbanization ASIA 8(1): 1-21. DOI: 10.1177/0975425316686501.

Das, Ashok, and Asrizal Luthfi. “Disaster risk reduction in post-decentralization Indonesia: institutional arrangements and changes” (Chapter 4). In Disaster risk reduction in Indonesia: progress and challenges in managing risks, reducing vulnerability, and building resilience, edited by Riyanti Djalante, Frank Thomalla, Matthias Garschagen, and Rajib Shaw, pp. 85-125. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-54466-3_4

Das, Ashok. Slum upgrading with community-managed microfinance: towards progressive planning in Indonesia. Habitat International 47: 256-266. DOI: 10.1016/j.habitatint.2015.01.004

Das, Ashok. Autonomous but constrained: CBOs and urban upgrading in Indonesia. Cities 48: 8–20. DOI: 10.1016/j.cities.2015.05.009.
2015
Das, Ashok. Participatory slum upgrading: lessons from post-decentralization India and Indonesia. Journal of Indonesian Regional Development and Environment 1(1): 15-34. http://www.jirde.i-4.or.id/paper-download/JIRDE-Vol-1-15-34.pdf.

Mukhija, Vinit, Ashok Das, Lara Regus, and Sara Slovin Tsay. The tradeoffs of inclusionary zoning: what do we know and what do we need to know? Planning Practice and Research 30(2): 222-235. DOI: 10.1080/02697459.2015.1008793
2010
Mukhija, Vinit, Lara Regus, Sara Slovin, and Ashok Das. Can inclusionary zoning be an effective and efficient housing policy? evidence from Los Angeles and Orange counties. Journal of Urban Affairs 32(2): 229-252. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9906.2010.00495.x

Das, Ashok, and Lois M. Takahashi. Evolving institutional arrangements, scaling-up, and sustainability: insights into emerging issues in participatory slum upgrading in Ahmedabad, India. Journal of Planning Education and Research 29(2): 213-232. DOI: 10.1177/0739456X09348613

Mukhija, Vinit, Lara Regus, Sara Slovin, and Ashok Das. The inclusionary housing experience in Southern California: An evaluation of the programs in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate Working Paper #2008-14. Available at http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/Documents/areas/ctr/ziman/2008-14.pdf

Das, Ashok. “The contribution of participation to slum upgrading: comparing Indian and Indonesian cases.” In Sustainable slum upgrading in urban area: CIB Report Publication, edited by Happy Santosa, Winny Astuti, and Dyah Widi Astuti, pp. I 27-50. Surakarta, Indonesia: Unit of Research and Empowerment of Housing and Human Settlements, Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS).

Das, Ashok. International Encyclopedia of Civil Society, edited by Helmut K. Anheier, and Stefan Toepler, s.v. “Shack/Slum Dwellers International.” New York: Springer.

Das, Ashok. Review of Removing unfreedoms: citizens as agents of change in urban development, edited by Jane Samuels. Rugby, Warwickshire, UK: ITDG Publishing. 2005. Critical Planning 14 (summer): 201-207.

Das, Ashok. Transforming community planning through technology: a conversation with the Center for Neighborhood Knowledge. Critical Planning 12 (summer): 27-35.

Das, Ashok, and Priyam Das. “Institutional change for environmental challenges: lessons from gaps in the GAP.” In Environment: Problems and Policies, Vol. 2, edited by K. R. Gupta, pp. 1-36. New Delhi: Atlantic Publishers.

Das, Ashok. Bureaucracy and housing for the poor in India. Critical Planning 9 (summer): 129-139. https://criticalplanning.squarespace.com/volume-9

Das, Ashok. “The Jaunapur slum resettlement project: Planning for an environmentally sustainable human settlement.” In Ronald Shaffer and William Ryan (Eds), The Small City and Regional Community: Proceedings of the 2000 Conference (pp. 467-478). Stevens Point, WI: Foundation Press, University of Wisconsin Extension.

BULLETINS/NEWSLETTERS

Das, Ashok. “UH Manoa’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning Conducts Disaster Risk Management Training in Indonesia.” GPEIG Voice, Fall 2014.

Das, Ashok. “Planning the Slum Upgrading Facility pilot program in Indonesia.” Housing Notes 25(1): 3-4.

Faculty – Associate Professor and Chair
Office: 
Saunders 107J
Phone: (808) 956-2780
Email: 
priyam@hawaii.edu

Areas of Interest:
Water Governance, Urban Environmental Services, Urban Development, Design and Planning of the Built Environment.

Dr. Das studies water governance in the global South, focusing in particular on barriers to extending water and sanitation services to resource-constrained settlements outside so-called formal planning systems. Broadly framed by two key questions – to what extent are such barriers related to issues of governance and how do strategies deployed by different actors to improve access to basic services inform planning and policy – her research sharpens focus on problems of inequality, poverty, and disenfranchisement.

Non-College Affiliations:
Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS)
Title: Affiliate Faculty

Interdisciplinary Studies
Title: Affiliate Faculty

Selected Publications:
Das, P. and J. Crowley. 2018. Sanitation for all: A Panglossian perspective? Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development (forthcoming).

Powell, R. B., T. F. Green, P. J. Holladay, K. E. Krafte, M. Duda, M. T. Nguyen, J. H. Spencer, and P. Das. 2017. Examining community resilience to assist in sustainable tourism development planning in Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark, Vietnam. Tourism Planning and Development 15(4): 436-457.

Das, P. 2016. Uncharted waters: Navigating new configurations of urban service delivery in India. Environment and Planning A 48(7): 1354-1373.

Das, P. 2015. The urban sanitation conundrum: What can community-managed sanitation programs in India unravel? Environment & Urbanization 27(2): 505-524.
Cover photo credit, “A makeshift toilet in an informal settlement in Indore” in Sanitation and Drainage in Cities, Environment & Urbanization 27(1), April 2015.

Das, P. 2014. Women’s participation in community-level water governance in urban India: The gap between motivation and ability. World Development 64: 206-218.

Das, P. and L. M. Takahashi. 2014. Non-participation of low-income households in community-managed water supply projects in India. International Development Planning Review 36(3): 265–291.

Das, P. 2013. “Decentralization and citizen participation in urban service delivery: Is institutionalizing enough?” In Democratic local governance: Reforms and innovations in Asia, ed. G. Shabbir Cheema. United Nations University.

Das, P. and K. R. Tamminga. 2012. The Ganges and the GAP: An assessment of efforts to clean a sacred river. Sustainability 4: 1647–1668.

Prior Education:
Ph.D., Urban Planning, University of California Los Angeles
M.L.A., Landscape Architecture, Pennsylvania State University
B.Arch., School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi

Courses Instructed:
Graphic Communication for Planners Workshop (co-taught)
PLAN 310: Introduction to Planning
PLAN 602: Advanced Planning Theory
PLAN 628: Urban Environmental Problems
PLAN 630: Urban and Regional Planning in Asia (co-taught)
PLAN 650: Research Design Seminar
PLAN 678: Site Planning
PLAN 741: Seminar in Planning Theory: Urban Form
PLAN 751: Planning Practicum

Current Research Projects:
Living with Floods: Towards an Inclusive Urban Future
This study examines two key questions: How are adaptive strategies for flood risk management devised and deployed by grassroots constituents with or without support from formal or informal institutions? How do these collectively enhance resilience that can be sustained beyond flood risk management? Drawing on case studies in India and Bangladesh to unpack these questions, the study seeks to provide a deeper understanding of urban inequality through flood risk management, situating ecosystem management as an integral part of urban transformation in the global South.

Faculty – Assistant Professor
Office: Saunders 107F
Phone: (808)956-6866
UH Email: danieles@hawaii.edu
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Areas of Interest:
Urban Ecology, Coastal Zone Management and Land Use Policy, Wastewater Infrastructure Planning, Water Resource Management, Climate Change Adaptation

Affiliations: 
Assistant Professor of Coastal Policy and Community Development
Department of Urban and Regional Planning & Sea Grant College
http://seagrant.soest.hawaii.edu/directory/hawaii-faculty/

Daniele’s research follows two related paths: the relationship between urban development patterns and environmental conditions, and human’s response to environmental change, whether through individual behavior, community restoration efforts or through formal institutional arrangements.

To this end, she focuses on three substantive areas of investigation:

1) characterizing the relationship between urban development patterns and environmental quality;

2) examining feedbacks between environmental change and human behavior; and

3) developing community-based indicators for ecosystem health and human well-being. She uses the emerging science of urban ecology as her primary framework for examining the dynamics of human-natural systems and draws on theories of complex adaptive systems, risk perception, and resilience. Developing relevant scientific information and knowledge for citizens, policy makers and planners to make decisions is the basis for her research.

Daniele’s most recent research examines landscape patterns of urbanization and alternative wastewater infrastructures, and how these patterns interact to impact near-shore ecosystems. She builds a more complex and nuanced understanding of urban landscape patterns by revealing the complex interactions between wastewater decisions, land use, and near-shore water quality. The integration of land use planning and alternative wastewater technologies offers a promising mechanism through which urban areas can more effectively protect near-shore ecologies.

Selected Books and Publications:
Mora, C., Spirandelli, D., Erik C. Franklin, John Lynham, Michael B. Kantar, Wendy Miles, Charlotte Z. Smith, Kelle Freel, Jade Moy, Leo V Louis, Evan W. Barba, Keith Bettinger, Abby G. Frazier, John F. Colburn IX, Naota Hanasaki, Ed Hawkins, Yukiko Hirabayashi, Wolfgang Knorr, Christopher M. Little, Kerry Emanuel, Justin Sheffield, Jonathan A. Patz, Cynthia L. Hunter. 2018. “The broad threats to humanity from cumulative climate hazards intensified by ongoing greenhouse gas emissions.” Nature Climate Change (https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-018-0315-6).

Spirandelli, D., Babcock, R., Shen, S. 2018. “Assessing the Vulnerability of Coastal Wastewater Infrastructure to Coastal Hazards and Climate Variability.” University Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program, Publication Number: TT-17-01.

Spirandelli, D., Burnett, K., Roberts, M., 2016. “Toward an Understanding of Residential Water Conservation Behaviors on Oahu.” Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawai`i-Manoa, WRRC-2016-18, Project Number: 2015HI441B.

Spirandelli, D., Anderson, T., Porro, R., Fletcher, C. 2016. “Improving Adaptation Planning for Future Sea-Level Rise: Understanding Uncertainty and Risks Using a Probability-Based Shoreline Model.” Journal of Planning Education and Research 36(3), 290-303.

Spirandelli, D. 2015 “Spatial Patterns of Wastewater Infrastructures Across a Gradient of Urbanization: A Study of the Puget Sound Region.” Land, 4(4), 1090-1109.

Summers, A., Fletcher, C., Spirandelli, D., McDonald, K., Over, J.S., Anderson, T., Barbee, M., Romine, B. Romine. 2018. “Failure to protect beaches under slowly rising sea level.” Climatic Change (Accepted, in press – 2018).

Prior Education:
Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Program in Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington
M.L.A. in Landscape Architecture, University of Washington
B.A. in International Development and Social Change, Clark University

Instruction:
Honor 101: Introduction to Research on Water and Climate
PLAN 101: Sustainable Cities
PLAN 620: Environmental Planning and Policies
PLAN 625: Environmental Planning: Climate Change in the Asia/Pacific Region
PLAN 640: Land Use Policies and Programs

Current Research Projects:
“Integrating Climate Science with Local Knowledge through Community Vulnerability Assessments on Kauaʻi” (PI). UH Sea Grant College, 2018-2020.

“Assessing the Vulnerability of Coastal Wastewater Infrastructure to Climate Change” (PI) with Roger Babcock and Suwan Shen. Pacific Island Science Climate Center, 2016-2018.

“Predicting Hawaiʻi Water Demand Under Climate Change” (co-PI) with Michael Roberts and Kim Burnett. Pacific Island Science Climate Center.

Faculty – Professor
Office: Saunders 107B
Phone: 956-6865
UH Email: karlk@hawaii.edu

Areas of Interest: Loglinear modeling, categorical data analysis, probabilistic data linkage, distance learning, and disaster management and humanitarian assistance.

Background:
Received undergraduate education from Brown University and graduate education, including Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition to being a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Karl Kim is also an Editor of Accident Analysis and Prevention; Korean Studies; Here! Urbanism, Design and Planning, has received more than $13.8 million in federal, state, and international research grants on transportation, traffic safety, GIS, environmental management, disaster management and humanitarian assistance, and currently serves as the Chair of the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center.

Instruction:
Introduction to Planning (PLAN 310), Planning Theory (PLAN 600), Advanced Planning Theory (PLAN 605), Planning Methods (PLAN 601), Advanced Methods (PLAN 655), Planning Urban Infrastructure (PLAN 675), Overview of Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance (PLAN 670).

Advising:
Director, Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Program; Affiliate Professor, School of Architecture; Faculty Member, Center for Korean Studies

eSyllabi

PLAN 670 (Fall 2009) : Overview of Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance

PLAN PLAN 602 (Spring 2008) : Advanced Planning Theory – Download

Research Projects

FY09 Homeland Security National Training Program – National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, U (2009 -): Develop and deliver all-hazards training for Department of Homeland Security FEMA related to disaster response, recovery and preparedness for Hawaii, Pacific Islands and coastal communities, incorporating urban planning and needs of at-risk vulnerable populations.
Type: Education and Training

FY09 Homeland Security National Training Program – National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, U (2009 -): Develop and deliver all-hazards training for Department of Homeland Security FEMA related to disaster response, recovery and preparedness for Hawaii, Pacific Islands and coastal communities, incorporating urban planning and needs of at-risk vulnerable populations.
Type: Education and Training

FY09 Homeland Security National Training Program – National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, U (2009 -): Develop and deliver all-hazards training for Department of Homeland Security FEMA related to disaster response, recovery and preparedness for Hawaii, Pacific Islands and coastal communities, incorporating urban planning and needs of at-risk vulnerable populations.
Type: Education and Training

FY09 Homeland Security National Training Program – National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, U (2009 -): Develop and deliver all-hazards training for Department of Homeland Security FEMA related to disaster response, recovery and preparedness for Hawaii, Pacific Islands and coastal communities, incorporating urban planning and needs of at-risk vulnerable populations.
Type: Education and Training

Important Agricultural Lands (IAL) Study (2009 -): Department of Urban and regional Planning will assist the County of Kauai to conduct a study on important agricultural lands (IAL).
Type: Research

State of Hawaii Vehicle Occupant Protection Studies (2009 -): Observational studies of seat belt use, child restraints, truck bed occupant use, bicycle and motorcycle helmet use and handheld cellular phone use.
Type: Research

State of Hawaii Vehicle Occupant Protection Studies (2008 -): Observational studies of seat belt use, child restraints, truck bed occupant use, bicycle and motorcycle helmet use and handheld cellular phone use.
Type: Research

Disaster Management Graduate Certificate Course – Responsive Quotation (2008 -): To work on disaster management certificate program to include migration of the International Committee of the Red Cross Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course curriculum into the university academic offerings.
Type: Research

Disaster Management Graduate Certificate Course – Responsive Quotation (2008 -): To work on disaster management certificate program to include migration of the International Committee of the Red Cross Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course curriculum into the university academic offerings.
Type: Research

Disaster Management Graduate Certificate Course – Responsive Quotation (2008 -): To work on disaster management certificate program to include migration of the International Committee of the Red Cross Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course curriculum into the university academic offerings.
Type: Research

Disaster Management Graduate Certificate Course – Responsive Quotation (2008 -): To work on disaster management certificate program to include migration of the International Committee of the Red Cross Health Emergencies in Large Populations (HELP) course curriculum into the university academic offerings.
Type: Research

State of Hawaii Vehicle Occupant Protection Studies (2007 -): Observational studies of seat belt use, child restraints, truck bed occupant use, bicycle and motorcycle helmet use and handheld cellular phone use.
Type: Research

Professors Emeriti

Professor Emeritus of Urban and Regional Planning
MPA, University of Michigan, 1950

Areas of Interest: Planning theory; citizen participation; social policy; professional practice; conflict resolution
Email: dinell@hawaii.edu

Current Activities

  • Emeritus Professor, Urban and Regional Planning
  • Co-chair, Honolulu Age-Friendly City Initiative Steering Committee
  • E Noa Corporation, consultant
  • O‘ahu Metropolitan Planning Organization, Citizens Advisory Committee, Member
  • Accessory Dwelling Units Ordinance, Advocate
  • Urban Land Institute Hawai‘i, UrbanPlan Instructor and Volunteer
  • American Planning Association, Hawai‘i Chapter, Ethics Instructor

1996 – 2013 • Consultant in urban and regional planning, management, Plan Pacific (County of Maui – Land Use) social policy, and facilitation

Clients included: John M. Knox & Associates (e.g.: Queen Liliʻuokalani Trust Keahuolū Lands; Hawai‘i Cruise industry Study; County of Maui Affordable Housing Study; Analysis of Future Development for Hawaiian Electric Company)

  • AARP, Complete Streets, Lead Volunteer
  • Chris Hart and Partners (County of Maui – General Plan)
  • E Noa Corporation, Honolulu, Hawai‘i
  • State of Hawaii, Office Planning (Coastal Zone Management; Rural Lands)
  • Catholic Charities USA (Working Poor; Poverty)
  • Hawai’i Lawyers Care, Honolulu, Hawaii

1965 – Professor of Urban and Regional Planning • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii

1991- Part time instructor (Introduction to Planning; Professional Planning Practice), member of student committees, and participating faculty member

Concurrently-held Positions (selected) while at the University of Hawaii

  • 1985 – 88 Director, Program on Conflict Resolution (Hewlett Foundation, principal funder)
  • 1969 – 86 Chair, Department of Urban and Regional Planning
  • 1975 – 81 Principal Investigator, Coastal Zone Management Project (State of Hawaii, principal funder)
  • 1979 – 80 Principal Investigator, Science, Engineering and Technical Policy Project
  • 1971 – 76 Director of Community Interaction, Hawaii Environmental Center (Ford Foundation and National Science Foundation, principal funders)
  • 1970 – 73 Director, Model Cities Resident Research and Planning Centers (City and County of Honolulu, principal funder)

Consulting Services (selected) while at University of Hawaii

  • 1986 – 88 Japan Association for Planning Administration, Kawasaki and Ogaki, Japan
  • 1986 University of the Aegean, Athens, Greece
  • 1984 Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1984 Department of Planning and Economic Development, Hawaii

EDUCATION

1965 – 66 • Harvard University, Graduate School of Public Administration (now the Kennedy School), Cambridge, Massachusetts. Post Graduate Study (Career Education Award Fellowship, National Institute of Public Affairs’)

1948 – 50 • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Master of Public Administration (Metropolitan Community Fellowship, Taxation Fellowship)

1945 – 48 • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island; Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) (Phi Beta Kappa, High Honors, Magna Cum Laude)

CZM Staffing Study Contact (2009 -): Provide recommendations to State Office of Planning on way to attract and retain Coastal Management staff at both the state and county levels as described in the “The CZM (Coastal Zone Management) Staffing Study”.
Type: Research

  • Socio-Economic Impact of “Critical Habitat” Designation for the Keahuolu; Lands of Queen Liliʻuokalni Trust, 2013 (with John Knox).
  • Income Inequality: A Root Cause of Economic and Social Problems in the United States, July 2012.
  • Alleviating the Shortage of Affordable Dwellings Through ‘Ohana Housing, June 2010
  • The High Speed Bus: The Unexamined Transit Alternative, January 2007.
  • Housing Conundrums and Effective Housing Policies, April 2010.
  • Projected Growth in Honolulu Service Area Through 2030, A Report Prepared for Hawaiian Electric Company, July 2007. (with John M Knox).
  • Maui Island Housing Issue Paper. A Discussion Paper for the Plan Update, December 2006. (with John M. Knox)
  • A Proposed Approach to the UHM-Mō‘ili‘ili Connection, March 2005.
  • The Land Between: Renewing Hawai‘iʻs System of Land Use Regulation and Planning, American Planning Association, Hawai‘i Chapter, September 2005. (with Robin Foster)
  • A Modest Proposal to Increase the Supply of Rental Housing, August 2004.
  • Carrying Capacity and Sustainable Tourism, January 2001.
  • A Gathering Place For All Hawai‘i, October 1999.
  • Do the Large Land-Owning Estate Make for Better Outcomes for the People of Hawai‘i? American Institute of Architects, Hawai‘i Chapter, 1997.
  • Living in Waikiki: a Report on Interviews with 48 Waikiki Residents. Prepared for the Planning Department, City and County of Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawai‘i, July 1997.
  • “Planning in Hawaii: 1959 to 1995 – A Breathtaking Journey.” 1995 Hawaii Congress of Planning Officials, Lihue, Kaua‘i, September 1995.
  • Principal Writer, Transforming the Welfare System, a Position Paper of Catholic Charities USA, December 1993.
mike-douglass-michaeld

Professor

Ph.D. in Urban Planning, University of California, Los Angeles

M.A. in Political Science, University of Hawaii

Email: michaeld@hawaii.edu

Phone: (808) 735-3467

Bio:  

Mike Douglass is Emeritus Professor and former Chair of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa where he was also the Director of the Globalization Research Center.  He received his Ph.D. in Urban Planning from UCLA. Following 25 years of teaching at DURP, from 2012-2018 he was Professor and Leader of the Asian Urbanisms Cluster in the Asian Research Institute and Professor in Sociology and in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.  He previously taught at the Institute of Social Studies (Netherlands) and at the School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia (U.K.). He was a Visiting Scholar/Professor at Thammasat University, Tokyo University, Stanford University, UCLA, and the Korean Research Institute for Human Settlements.  He was a fulltime Research Associate at the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (Nagoya), and Senior Regional Economist for UN Habitat in Indonesia. He has been a consultant for major international development and donor agencies as well as national and local governments in Asia.

 

Areas of interest: (1) disaster governance; (2) progressive cities and participatory planning; (3) globalization and the city; (4) international migration; (5) public and civic space; (6) creative communities and spaces of hope; (7) planetary urbanization and global climate change.

 

Academic awards

  • Winner of the 14th annual (2016) William J. Holland Prize for the outstanding paper published in Pacific Affairs, Volume 88. “Water, Water Everywhere: Toward Participatory Solutions to Chronic Urban Flooding in Jakarta”.
  • Rockefeller Foundation Scholar at Bellagio (1998 and 2014)
  • Recipient of the 2011 Bui Xuan Phai Award given in Vietnam for contributions to  Hanoi culture.
  • Twice Finalist for the ‘Mentor of the Year’ Award for graduate programs at the University of Hawai’i (2006 and 2011).
  • Twice recipient of the annual Excellence in Research Award from the College of Social Sciences, UH (2002 and 2009).

 

Courses/teaching: (1) Urban and regional planning in Asia, (2) globalization and planetary urbanization, (3) political ecology of poverty, the environment, and disaster governance, (4) Comparative urban paradigms:  liveable cities, sustainable cities and eco-cities, smart cities, and progressive cities.

Selected Books and Publications:

  • The Rise of Progressive Cities East and West (Springer, 2018). Edited with Romain Garbaye and Kong Chong Ho.
  • Disaster Justice in Urbanising Asia-Pacific. Special Issue of Environment and Planning E, 2018. Edited with Michelle Miller
  • Cities in Asia by and for the People (Amsterdam University Press, 2018). Edited with Yves Cabannes and Rita Padawangi
  • Crossing Borders – Governing Environmental Disasters in a Global Urban Age in Asia and the Pacific (Springer 2017). Edited with Michelle Miller and Matthias Garschagen.
  • Disaster Governance in Urbanising Asia (Springer, 2016). Edited with Michelle Miller
  • Governing Flooding in Asia’s Urban Transition, Special Issue of Pacific Affairs, 88:3, 2015. Edited with Michelle Miller
  • Insurgencies, Social Media and the Public City in Asia, Special Issue of International Development Planning Review, 36:1, 2014. Edited with Rita Padawangi and Peter Marolt.
  • Globalization, the Rise of Civil Society and Civic Spaces in Pacific Asia Cities (London:  Routledge, 2010)  Edited with K.C. Ho and Giok-ling Ooi.
  • Connected Cities: Histories, Hinterlands, Hierarchies and Networks, Urban Studies, Economy, Volume III (Sage, Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage, 2010). Edited with Ronan Paddison and Peter J. Marcotullio.
  • Building Urban Communities: The Politics of Civic Space in Asia (London:  Routledge, 2008). Edited with Amrita Daniere.

Recent Research Projects  

  • Principal Investigator for Université Sorbonne – National University of Singapore grant on “Progressive Cities in Asia and Europe”.  Included 4 conferences in Paris, Singapore and South Korea, and an edited book, The Rise of Progressive Cities East and West.  
  • Consultant, Asia Foundation. “Strategic Policy Research and Action Framework for Urban Governance in Asia.”   
  • Principal Investigator: Governing Compound Disasters in Urbanizing Asia. Grant awarded by National Government of Singapore.  Conferences organized throughout Asia and published 6 books/special journals.

Department of Urban and Regional Planning (PLAN)

  • Faculty – Emeritus
  • Office: None
  • Phone: 956-7381
  • Fax: 956-6870

Background:
My path to Hawaii took me from northeast Kansas through two years of graduate study in Washington, D.C. and three years with the Peace Corps in Malaysia. I arrived at the University of Hawai`i in 1969 on an East-West Center grant. I earned a Ph.D. in political science and joined what is now the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) in 1973 as a part-time faculty member and project manager. I have been a visiting professor at the Department of City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina and a Marine Policy Fellow at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. In addition to being as faculty member in DURP, I have been associated with the Hewlett Foundation-funded Program on Conflict Resolution since its inception. I currently serve as Director of the Program on Conflict Resolution.

Interests Research:
Current research focuses on 1] urban climate change adaptation in Hawaii and the Asia-Pacific region with special emphasis on the science-policy nexus; 2] building capacity for collaborative engagement with and among organizations and communities; and 3] emerging strategies for making evaluative research more relevant to potential organizational and community consumers.
Staff

Department Secretary

Dana handles and oversees a majority of the office tasks at DURP, including application processes, class scheduling, student funding applications, and other key administrative duties.  If any questions regarding admissions or registration procedures, contact Dana or idurp@hawaii.edu.

Mechanical Engineering Student
A.S. Computing, Electronics & Networking Technologies
Student Help – Assists Faculty, Staff, and Students with various tasks within the department
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