HHF at the HBL Century Ride 2014

October 07, 2014

By: Ryan Masuda The Hawai‘i Bicycling League hosted their annual 2014 Honolulu Century Ride this past Sunday. As the largest cycling event in Hawai‘i, the ride has gained recognition with local participants, as well as cyclists from around the world. Riders of all ages choose their desired cycling journey and pace. Since 2007, HHF Planners […]

Green Apple Day of Service 2014 at Wilson Elementary School

October 03, 2014

By: Erin Higa HHF Planners has taken part in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Apple Day of Service ever since its inception three years ago, and it’s an event that our staff really looks forward to. This year, we partnered with Sustainability Teacher, Mrs. Laura Hew on a project to create a Canoe Plant […]

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HHF Planners and the Historic Downtown Pau Hana Tour

September 05, 2014

By: Tina Bushnell and Ryan Masuda On a warm afternoon last week, the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation (another great HHF!) hosted its Historic Downtown Pau Hana Tour. The tour highlighted three of downtown’s historic buildings: the Dillingham Transportation Building, the Alexander & Baldwin Building on Bishop Street, and the Stangenwald Building on Merchant Street. Volunteer docents led […]

Hong Kong: Sustainability Among The Skyscrapers

August 29, 2014

A Travel Blog By: Chris Chavez I just returned from a trip to Hong Kong, one of the most densely populated cities in the world. With a population of over 7 million residents squeezed into 426 square miles, Hong Kong faces many planning challenges. Despite the density, I found great examples of park space, sustainability and […]

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Secrets from a native Hawaiian Garden – The IBM Building Landscape

July 28, 2014

By: Richard Quinn Although small in size, the native Hawaiian garden at the IBM building, designed by HHF Planners, represents an important demonstration of the incorporation of a native ecosystem approach to the design and installation of an urban native Hawaiian landscape. Until very recently, the existing landscapes of Waikīkī and urban Honolulu suffered from […]

HHF Newsflash: Rick’s article on Drywells in Landscape Hawai‘i Magazine

July 18, 2014

An article by our principal, Richard “Rick” Quinn, was featured in the most recent issue of the Landscape Industry Council of Hawai‘i’s (LICH) Landscape Hawai‘i Magazine (July/August 2014). Here’s a look! Drywells – A Micro Scale Storm Water Management Tool By: Richard Quinn, ASLA It’s such a simple and old idea that it can be easily forgotten.  […]

Crowdsourcing to Fight Invasives!

July 14, 2014

By: John Hagihara                     The Nature Conservancy recently launched a “Hawai‘i Challenge” to identify and map invasive species in Hawai‘i’s forests via DigitalGlobe’s crowdsourcing project, Tomnod. Tomnod has previously been used to help search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and to help map damage caused during Super […]

HHF in the community Part 2: Kalahe‘e Ridge Restoration

June 19, 2014

By: Erin Higa On a recent Sunday morning, HHF Planners staff, family and friends came to volunteer at Waimea Valley undaunted by flash flood warnings.  On hand were HHF Principal, Rick Quinn, his son Shawn and friends; the wonderful Cindy Gamiao, her husband Jesse and daughter, Chelsea; Senior Planner, Aaron Mann and myself.  We were […]

HHF Newsflash: Five Planners Receive LEED Green Associate Accreditation

June 17, 2014

By: Tina Bushnell Sustainability received a boost at HHF Planners this last month as five planners received their LEED Green Associate accreditation. Many people know that LEED is the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system, but not so many know that LEED also encompasses Smart Growth through their LEED for Neighborhood Development rating […]