Peter Adler

Peter Adler is a planner and mediator with a particular focus on issues that involve challenging technical and public policy challenges. He served as one of the organizers and facilitators for the 1985 Water Code Roundtable and helped shape the current code.
Hockey Stick Planning And North Stars Flickr: Ron Kroetz

Hockey Stick Planning And North Stars

The need to think about both short-term and long-term sustainability during COVID-19 and the aftermath.

Refocusing Resources At The Honolulu Ethics Commission Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Refocusing Resources At The Honolulu Ethics Commission

The Ethics Commission cannot be held responsible for another agency’s work.

Brainstorming Beyond The Mauna Kea Standoff Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Brainstorming Beyond The Mauna Kea Standoff

A list of possible ideas to negotiate the future of the TMT and the mountain.

Political Volatility Could Affect Hawaii Constitutional Convention Question Ronen Zilberman/Civil Beat

Political Volatility Could Affect Hawaii Constitutional Convention Question

A con con could fundamentally change state government, or be hijacked by entrenched interests.

What A Constitutional Convention Might Cost Hawaii Taxpayers Cory Lum/Civil Beat

What A Constitutional Convention Might Cost Hawaii Taxpayers

There are plenty of logistical questions about how a con con would work. Here are some answers.

Before Deciding On A New Constitutional Convention, Consider Those Held Before Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Before Deciding On A New Constitutional Convention, Consider Those Held Before

The first was part of the statehood process in 1950. The 1968 one brought minor changes, but the last one in 1978 proved pivotal.

Should We Open The Door To Changing How State Government Runs? Courtesy

Should We Open The Door To Changing How State Government Runs?

Voters face a crucial decision in November: Whether to hold Hawaii’s first constitutional convention since 1978.

Rethinking The Future Of Hawaii’s Fresh Water Flickr: Jose Jaf

Rethinking The Future Of Hawaii’s Fresh Water

We have to manage what we have and we need good metrics to navigate the future.