Master of Urban and Regional Planning University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Bachelor of Anthropology University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Areas of Special Competence
Coastal Zone Management
Land Use Planning
Sustainability & Resilience Planning
Years Experience: 3
Geoffry Spangler is a graduate of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where he completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees. Geoffry wrote his graduate capstone paper on the socio-economic impacts of transit-oriented development to establish a baseline for transit-induced gentrification on Oʻahu. He was pleased to be recognized as the American Planning Association, Hawaiʻi Chapter’s 2020 Outstanding Planning Student for his work at UH Mānoa.
Prior to joining HHF, Geoffry worked in the Land Use Permits Division of the Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP), where he reviewed applications for discretionary permits submitted under Chapters 21, 25, and 26 of the Revised Ordinances of Honolulu (relating to Land Use, the Special Management Area, and the Shoreline Setback Area, respectively). During that time, Geoffry took special interest in environmental planning and coastal zone management programs. With input from his team, he wrote the DPP’s instructions for preparing and submitting Chapter 343 HRS and Chapter 25 ROH compliant Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements to the DPP. He has also previously worked as an archaeologist and has a special interest in preserving the unique history of Hawaiʻi and the North Pacific Rim more broadly.
Geoffry is an avid designer and collector of flags. He makes an effort to acquire the flag of every place he (or his friends or family) travels to. His collection includes Australia, the German State of Bavaria, Brazil, Kazakhstan, and California, among various others. His favorite flag design is that of the City of St. Louis, Missouri.