Read about the Center for Smart Building and Community Design in Ka Pili Kai!
As a national leader in the area of smart growth, the University of Hawai'i
Sea Grant College Program championed the theme of environmentally,
economically, and culturally sustainable coastal communities and elevated
this concept into to an exciting new focus area for Sea Grant programs
across the country. Here at home, a dynamic team has been working
directly with communities across the state to elevate the quality of life for
our residents. In Centering on Coastal Communities we will take you to the western shores of O'ahu where students and faculty have contributed their expertise in sustainable design to the expansion of MA'O Farms and also to the Wai'anae Coast Community Mental Health Clinics. In addition, we will share some of the ongoing efforts occurring in the seaside town of Kailua and also on the island of Hawai'i to assist the communities guide growth and development and help to create places that people are proud to call home.