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Land Use In Hawaii

Environmental Groups Roll Out Legislative Agenda

Food security, sustainable energy and Native Hawaiian culture among priorities.
Looking for Cracks in East Maui’s Ditch System Civil Beat

Looking for Cracks in East Maui’s Ditch System

Now that some water must be left in the streams, irrigation comes under scrutiny.

State Changes Urban Land Back to Ag

The Hawaii Land Use Commission voted Thursday to revert about 1,000 acres to enforce a construction deadline.
City Reminds Winter White House Owner of Rental Law

City Reminds Winter White House Owner of Rental Law

Honolulu Planning Director David Tanoue sends a reminder about the law to the man who rented his home to the Obamas.
Dump DéJà Vu

Dump DéJà Vu

There's something familiar about the formation of a mayor's task force to recommend a site for a new landfill: The same thing happened in 2003.
Once Adversaries, Aila and Army Now Teaming Up

Once Adversaries, Aila and Army Now Teaming Up

The new director of the Department of Land and Natural Resources will work with military — sometimes.
Old Proposal Alive Under New Land Chief

Old Proposal Alive Under New Land Chief

Some worried transition would shelve amendments, but Aila is on board.
North Shore Plan Earns National Recognition

North Shore Plan Earns National Recognition

American Planning Association says plan protecting Oahu's Paalaa-to-Kapaeloa stretch is "innovative and sustainable."
Biofuel Solution?

Biofuel Solution?

University of Hawaii professor emeritus puts the just-announced Aina Koa Pono biofuels initiative in perspective.
Stories From the Land Beat – 2010 Recycled Civil Beat

Stories From the Land Beat – 2010 Recycled

A look back through the writing of Civil Beat reporter Michael Levine.
Aching for Development, Laie Has Hawaii’s Highest Household Size

Aching for Development, Laie Has Hawaii’s Highest Household Size

Complaints about rented-out garages and overstuffed homes are supported by new data from U.S. Census Bureau.
It’s Blue vs. Green in Battle Over Koolau Loa Plan

It’s Blue vs. Green in Battle Over Koolau Loa Plan

Proponents and opponents of development near Laie wore different color T-shirts at packed hearing Tuesday.
Land Use In Hawaii