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Parking and Mobility in Ala Moana, Hawaiʻi

Mapping and data analysis for a mobility and parking study in Honolulu, HI with Columbia GSAPP and Two Twelve.

2019-07-01Data VisualizationUrbanismRQGIS
Visualization of curb inventory data collected using Coord

Visualization of curb inventory data collected using Coord

Visualization of curb inventory data collected using traditional GPS

Visualization of curb inventory data collected using traditional GPS

Featured on Columbia GSAPP Student Works.

Instructors:
Kazuki Sakamoto (Columbia GSAPP) , Ann Harakawa (Two Twelve)
Team:
Kevin Kim (MS, Urban Planning ‘20)
Ri Le (MS, Urban Planning ‘20)
Lorraine Liao (MS, Urban Planning ‘20)
Tola Oniyangi (MA, Architecture; MS, Urban Planning ‘20)
Qi Yang (MA, Architecture ‘20)

I spent two weeks in Hawaiʻi during the summer studying parking, transit infrastructure, and urban life in Honolulu with my classmates from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. We walked every single curb in Honolulu with the Coord app, met with the wonderful people who keep Honolulu running, produced GIS data, flew some drones, made maps and data visualizations, and of course… relished in the overwhelming beauty of nature.

My team—classmates from Columbia GSAPP from the Urban Planning and Architecture departments—created a report on parking in the Ala Moana neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaiʻi that is published on the Columbia GSAPP website.

Columbia University and University of Hawai’i Students Collect Urban Data on Two Twelve

Image: Comparison by time of Don Quixote parking lot occupancy. Drone photography by Derek Ford.