Smart Sustainable Communities
Increase livability and resilience in the built environment through planning and implementation at the state and county levels
The Aloha+ Challenge smart sustainable communities goal was informed by diverse public, private, and community stakeholder recommendations and built on existing metrics to measure livable communities in the Hawai‘i context. The Aloha+ Challenge Dashboard reflects data on targets from affordable housing to health to disaster resilience, and serves as a platform to track progress on Hawai‘i’s commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement.
01 | Mobility and Accessibility
By 2030, people can safely move to destinations with a choice of transportation options at reasonable time and cost.
02 | Affordable Housing
By 2030, decrease the percentage of income that goes to housing and transportation.
03 | Economic Prosperity
By 2030, increase economic opportunities and support an entrepreneurial ecosystem that strengthens Hawai‘i’s natural environment, culture and community.
04 | Resilience and Disaster Management
By 2030, to withstand and recover from acute physical shocks and chronic stresses by reducing vulnerability, building resilience, and increasing adaptive capacity.
05 | Land Use Impacts
By 2030, minimize the negative impacts of land use on the natural environment and people, while enhancing the livability of the built environment.
06 | Open, Public, and Green Spaces
By 2030, enhance and encourage diverse uses of and investment in Hawai‘i’s abundant public, open, and green spaces as well as cultural sites, and increase community-based partnerships and efforts for stewarding them.
07 | Connection to Place
By 2030, create a sense of belonging and responsibility among people by enhancing appreciation of ‘āina (people + place) and connection to neighbors and community.
08 | Greenhouse Gas Mitigation
By 2030, reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with state and global targets.