2021 APA HI Urban Design Award: South Shore Promenade (UHCDC/ Stilgenbauer et al.)

The South Shore Promenade and Coastal Open Space Network Study: Resilience and Connectivity by Design—result of a two-year, state-funded UHCDC design research project led by principal investigator Judith Stilgenbauer—was selected for the Hawaii Chapter of the American Planning Association’s 2021 Urban Design Award. Client: State of Hawaii Office of Planning and Sustainable Development.

This 450-page report serves as a visionary educational tool aimed at fostering dialogue about future sustainable planning along the south shore of the urban center of Honolulu, which stretches from Diamond Head to Pearl Harbor. More broadly, the project intends to further the contemporary local and global discourse on climate-resilient, adaptive urban waterfront development in tropical island settings. The work visualizes possible long-term sea level rise scenarios and speculative, nature-based living shoreline design solutions.

South Shore project credits:
State of Hawaii Office of Planning & University of Hawaii Community Design Center (UHCDC)
Principal Investigator: Judith Stilgenbauer, Professor
Project Manager: Hayley Diamond, Senior Research Associate
Project Designers: Diane Moore, Research Associate; Ariel Dungca, Research Associate
Student Project Assistants: Jonathan Quach, Valerie Ribao, Calvin Bulan, Jay Moorman, Matthew Higa, Gabrielle Lapinig