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This symposium is co-sponsored by Department of Urban & Regional Planning, the University of Hawai‘i Community Design Center and the UH Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies.

What does aloha ‘aina look like in Honolulu?

How does native knowledge provide solutions to perennial urban dilemmas? What are the key touchstones in the effort to decolonize cities and how can we decolonize urban development and municipal change? The second Decolonizing Cities symposium focuses on practices of indigenous urbanism, and how the urban is and should be an arena for indigenous placemaking. Continuing with cross-Pacific connections, the symposium features a keynote by Rau Hoskins, whose work in Aotearoa has expanded the field of Maori architecture.  


Fri Nov 9th @ Halau o Haumea, UHM Hawaiian Studies

  • Keynote by Rau Hoskins, Center for Maori Architecture

  • Hawaiian Urbanism, panel moderated by Kaleo Manuel from DHHL

  • Urban ‘Aina: Community Driven Indigenous Urban Design, moderated by Kamuela Enos from DURP

  • Decolonizing UHM Campus, Daniel Friedman, ARCH

  • Design Thinking, Josh Lake of Airspace Workshop

Sat Nov 10th @at Waiwai Collective

  • Huakai to Kaonohi Farms

  • Lunch and Closing discussion


$10 Faculty and Students from area institutions - $20 Industry Professionals and General Public.

Please click HERE to register on via Eventbrite.