Globally Connected: Locally Sustainable
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Connected to the World
“When you look at a city, it’s like reading the hopes, aspirations and pride of everyone who built it,” an architect once said. The City of Kapolei is where more than 100,000 people are pursuing their hopes and aspirations; a city they are proud to call their own.
Kapolei’s development is being guided by a vision that was first conceived in the 1950s by the Estate of James Campbell (now the James Campbell Company) for its lands on the western side of the island of Oahu.
In the 1970s, this concept of a new city received official endorsement when government chose to direct, rather than leave to chance, the long-term growth of the island. They selected these lands as the site for Oahu’s “secondary urban center.”
It was a rare opportunity to build a city from the ground up, and planners worked on a long-range master plan with two underlying elements — connectivity and sustainability. They recognized that to be successful in a fast changing, highly technological world, Kapolei had to be ready to connect and engage with a global community. For it to thrive as a place where its residents can live, work, and enjoy a good life, Kapolei had to be respectful of the `aina (land) in a way that balances economic growth, people and the environment. The city broke ground in 1990, and the vision continues to unfold.
The vision of Kapolei as a city of hopes, aspirations and pride for future generations is one shared by many. Our success in creating such a city thus far is due in no small measure to our many partners in business, government and the community who continue to play a part in its creation.
Brad Myers, President
Kapolei Property Development
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