Master of Urban and Regional Planning
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Bachelor of Arts, Economics
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Professional Affiliations

American Planning Association
US Green Building Council

Areas of Special Competence

Multimodal Transportation Planning
Site Analysis
Socio/Economic Analysis
Natural Resource Plans
Environmental Analysis

John Hagihara, AICP

Principal | Vice President

Years Experience: 11

John has a breadth of experience in projects ranging from environmental assessments, to land use entitlements, multimodal transportation and facilities planning. His expertise in GIS and database management is a tremendous asset in various planning exercises, including the iterative process to identify, review, and select 150 station sites within urban Honolulu for Biki, the City’s first bikeshare. With an educational background in environmental planning, John has a deep understanding of environmental regulations and permitting issues, and has managed and supported the development of numerous environmental review documents. Prior to joining HHF, John worked with the Hawai‘i Community Development Authority to develop a comprehensive community engagement process for the development of Complete Streets in the Kaka‘ako District. During his graduate degree, he was fortunate to secure a graduate assistantship working for the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center. There he assisted in adapting a GIS floodplain mapping course and developed geospatial data visualizations illustrating the relationship between urbanization and disaster risk.

As a daily bicycle commuter, John is a passionate complete streets advocate. When he is not at work, he can often be found on his bike or in the ocean.

Community Involvement

Hawaii Bicycling League

Cycle Mānoa

Selected Project Experience

  • O‘ahu Bike Plan Update
  • Hawai‘i Bike Share Planning
  • Environmental Assessment for Photovoltaic Systems, O‘ahu and Guam
  • Wailele Stream Flood Risk Management Project, Lā’ie, O‘ahu
  • Hawaii Public Housing Authority Green Physical Needs Assessment, Statewide, Hawai‘i
  • Hawai‘i Joint Services Solar Power Generation Environmental Assessment, Honolulu, Hawai‘i

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