Two dozen Hawaii leaders will come together Wednesday March 23 for a half-day workshop sponsored by ThinkTech Hawaii and Hawaii Business Magazine to explore everything from issues around homelessness to why it’s so hard to develop affordable housing in the state.
“Housing in Hawaii: What’s Holding it up?” runs from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Plaza Club, 20th floor, and includes breakfast and lunch for participants. Panelists include realtors, developers, analysts, legislators, government officials, educators, and business leaders.
“We need to drill down on planning and construction, environment and land use, transportation, engineering, energy, architecture, community development, pricing, marketing and financing in order to provide housing that will work for Hawaii’s future,” wrote workshop planners. “To build a better economy, our workforce needs to have reasonable housing at reasonable prices.”
Additional sponsors include Anthology Marketing Group, Enterprise Honolulu, Hawaii Energy Policy Forum, Hawaii Housing Alliance, Hawaii Venture Capital Association, High Tech Development Corp., Pacific New Media at the University of Hawaii and TechHui.
Registration is available at http://www.hvca.org
General admission $65; sponsor member admission $55; student admission $25. Validated parking not included.