Building Modern Learning Environments
Teaching for tomorrow's jobs means creating an educational environment focused on innovation.

Hawaii's physical infrastructure is old and failing. This comprehensive, statewide summary of infrastructure projects identifies urgent needs and costs.


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The Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs generates and communicates new knowledge and original research to improve the quality of life in our islands. We are Hawai‘i’s first independent and nonpartisan public policy institute, founded on a philosophy of community collaboration, fact-based research and issues education. By creating an informed atmosphere for policy-makers and community leaders, we provide tools and opportunities to strengthen Hawai‘i’s public decision-making process.

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It’s About the Keiki!

When it comes to building exemplary school facilities, we must place our Keiki’s health and happiness first.

Physical Infrastructure in Hawaii: Phase II

Phase II

HIPA retained RM Towill to do an assessment of the state’s infrastructure needs for the next 20 years. Please click here to download the full Phase II report, which concludes that the state faces over $15 billion in infrastructure needs through 2034, which, if fully constructed, could result in over $1.7 billion in tax revenue to the state, and lead to the creation of over 212,000 jobs.

Now Available: the 2016 Hawai‘i Directory of Public Officials

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