Kauai Planning Department recognized

The County of Kauai Planning Department was recognized last week for professional excellence in planning by two professional societies regarding its work with the Kauai General Plan Update (2018) and the South Kauai Community Plan (2015).

“These awards confirm our county is at the forefront of the planning profession and recognizes the quality of the work that is setting the course for the next generations on Kauai,” said Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr. “I am proud of the excellence and professionalism of our Planning Department team, and commend them for a job well done.”

On Thursday, Oct. 4, the Kauai General Plan Update (2018) was recognized as the Outstanding Planning Award for the year by the American Planning Association Hawaii Chapter. This award recognizes the top planning project, process, or program completed in the state over the past year that exemplifies excellence in planning.

On Friday, Oct. 5, the South Kauai Community Plan (2015) was recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Hawaii Chapter for excellence in Analysis and Planning.

The 2018 ASLA Design Awards recognize professional and academic excellence by honoring the firms, individuals, and agencies responsible for outstanding works of landscape architecture and environmental planning that promote an enhanced quality of life in Hawaii and beyond. Awards are only given by ASLA every three years.

  1. RG DeSoto October 9, 2018 8:17 am Reply

    God save us from others planning OUR lives and how we can use OUR property.
    RG DeSoto

  2. kauaidoug October 9, 2018 9:40 am Reply

    Is this the same planning committee that is responsible for out traffic tie ups? Is this the planning committee that approves new development WITHOUT traffic improvements.. No more development until our roads can handle it.!!!

  3. Debra Kekaualua October 9, 2018 10:10 pm Reply

    Professional EXcellence permit generating hui of volunteers and Dahilig planning director who refuses to entertain ideas like moratorium on militaropopulation, vehicles, etc! Planning Director should advance themselves onto the many hotel campuses and generate entire wings of each hotel to resident studio apartments, until greedy homeowners incredibly expensive monthly, thats starts a falling of the family cards, parents each work two jobs, and children go off and suicide. Professional EXcellence also made prosecuting office proud, but it did nothing for those of use Victims, kicked to the curb by this same kind of state hui o Kollar.

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