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Architects plan Kaka’ako forum

kaakaThe American Institute of Architects, Honolulu Chapter is hosting forum this month to discuss the coming changes in Kaka’ako that could create a neighborhood where residents can live, work and play — all independent of the automobile.

The program and speakers  include:

• Kakaʻako Planning and Issues: John Whalen, founder of Plan Pacific Inc.

•  “Vision for Kakaʻako”: Anthony Ching, Executive Director of Hawaii Community Development Authority

•  Urban Coherency: “Place Making and Connectivity”: Andrew Y. K. Tang, AIA, Architect/Planner

• Other visions for Kakaʻako: Community Organizations

The event is set for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 22 at the Center for Architecture near the base of Fort Street Mall in Honolulu.

The meeting is open to the public but online reservations are required www.aiahonolulu.org