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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Contact: Curtis Lum, Public Information Officer, Department of Planning and Permitting,
CITY SEEKS PHOTOS OF COMMUNITY’S ‘WISHES’
The city is inviting residents to submit photos of what they want to see near their neighborhood rail stations as part of the transit-oriented development (TOD) “I Wish…” vision campaign.
The campaign will give residents and businesses a chance to share what they’d like in their neighborhoods, whether it’s a park, building, street, gathering place, or activity. People also can snap a photo of something in their neighborhood that they think should be improved.
To help people visualize their neighborhood scene, the Department of Planning and Permitting and partner Better Block
The photos can be posted on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook (using the hashtag #todhonoluluwishes), or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a caption that completes the phrase: “I wish ____(your idea) near the ____(your neighborhood) station.”
Some of the photos will be on display at the “Making TOD Happen” symposium set for 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday at the
“This is an innovative way of connecting with as many people as possible to create livable, walkable, safe communities,” said Harrison Rue,
The symposium will feature local and national experts who will share their TOD experiences. Participants will also be asked to offer their thoughts on potential park improvements that will be set up on the Blaisdell lawn.
The symposium is free and open to the public, although registration is required. To sign up for the event, visit www.todhonolulu2013.eventbrite.com.