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From the President (Diane Hastert)
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LWW of Honolulu - Officers and Directors 1973-1974
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State Convention 1973
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Garbage Bag
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Solid Waste - Annual Report (Judith Blatchford)
Honolulu Morning - Unit Report (Opal Sloane)
Honolulu Evening - Unit Report (Betty Buck)
Hawaii-Kai - Unit Report (Lucille Rogers)
Windward Morning - Unit Report (Jane Ball)
Windward Evening - Unit Report (Betty Tobiasson)
Introducing - Initiates Program
Report on... Urban Design (Adeline Schutz)
ZPG Panel ... Civil Liberties and Population Stabilization (Grace Furukawa)
Community Announcement: Task Force on Sex Bias
Voters Service (Gretel McLane)
Planning (Adeline Schutz)
League Pulse
Report from the Hill
From National - Funding League Program Priorities
LWV of Honolulu Standing Committees
LWV of Honolulu Program 1973-1974
Time Sheets

Report on... Urban Design

Many LWVers saw the multi-slide projection and heard Allan Jacobs' presentation on Urban Design for San Francisco. We were invited for the June 7 luncheon by the American Institute of Architects and the Oahu Development Council.

More about this element of planning, which is no less important than other factors such as housing, is being heard. For example, the Citizen Advisory committee to the Hawaii Capital District is proposing "design review" where strict specific controls are not desirable.

The adopted urban design plan for San Francisco involves considerations of city pattern, conservation, neighborhood environment, and new development. Slides illustrated:

--protection of orienting views contributing to neighborhood identity, giving residents a feeling of pride in belonging to an area and pride in its characteristics with incentives to keep the area clean and orderly.

--keeping a low structure profile toward the water with trees and shrubs at the top of hills for accent of the natural beauty of the terrain.

--conservation and preservation of irreplaceable buildings, streets, notable landmarks, and scenic areas. -

-protection of neighborhood environment and areas for families including design of barriers to impede speeding on straight streets in protected areas.

--for new development standards of height and bulk based on location and on significance of the structure.

Mr. Jacobs said San Francisco is still a beautiful city worth saving. Believe most of us at the presentation feel at least parts of Honolulu might still be saved following urban design principals.

Adeline Schutz

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