With 38 years of professional planning experience, Mr. Shigekuni has been involved with many master planning projects requiring extensive community outreach across the State. He has worked on policy plans and land use projects ranging in scale and complexity from statewide and island-wide to towns, campuses and parks. He has broad experience in community outreach and engagement, utilizing participatory techniques (such as visioning workshops, charrettes, open houses, and presentations) and tools (such as keypad polling and 3D models) to secure input and build consensus in the preparation of master plans.
Mr. Shigekuni has been involved with many site selection and land planning processes in communities across the State. He is experienced in analyzing current landholdings, analyzing and identifying physical opportunities and constraints, and providing a summary analysis for landowner decisions on the disposition and future use of properties, yielding greater values for the landowner.
Mr. Shigekuni also has extensive experience in the preparation of entitlements and environmental assessments for public and private sector clients in Hawai‘i. He is involved in many of PBR HAWAII’s environmental assessments (EAs) and environmental impact statements (EISs), including the O‘ahu Community Correctional Center Replacement FEIS, the Hawai‘i Public Housing Authority Administrative Offices Redevelopment FEIS.
Mr. Shigekuni’s experience with resiliency planning includes: overseeing GIS mapping of potential HiEMA’s emergency warning sirens statewide; and GIS mapping for DLNR’s flood assessment study of O‘ahu (Maui and Hawai‘i islands to follow).