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.


By 2030, people can safely move to destinations with a choice of transportation options at reasonable time and cost.

By 2030, decrease the percentage of income that goes to housing and transportation.

By 2030, increase economic opportunities and support an entrepreneurial ecosystem that strengthens Hawai‘i’s natural environment, culture and community.

By 2030, to withstand and recover from acute physical shocks and chronic stresses by reducing vulnerability, building resilience, and increasing adaptive capacity.

By 2030, minimize the negative impacts of land use on the natural environment and people, while enhancing the livability of the built environment. 

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.

By 2030, create a sense of belonging and responsibility among people by enhancing appreciation of ‘āina (people + place) and connection to neighbors and community.

By 2030, reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with state and global targets.

Related Sustainable Development Goals