Show promo for Thursday (June 20):

What are the plans for developing Honolulu’s urban core? Governor Neil Abercrombie has his sights set on developing Kakaako as Oahu’s “Third City.” The longtime warehouse district is already home to a vibrant up-and-coming arts community. Future plans would transform Kakaako into a live-work-play neighborhood of cafes, lofts, parks, businesses and a mix of upscale and affordable urban housing. Guests will discuss the master plan for Kakaako, and whether it will support a population increase or further encourage urban blight.

Dan Boylan hosts a discussion with the following scheduled guests: Anthony Ching, Executive Director of Hawaii Community Development Authority; Ralph Portmore, Urban Planner at Group 70; and John Prime, Co-Director of 808 Urban. 


Tony Ching with Kakakako map.

—Chad Blair