Group 70’s Ralph E. Portmore Named President of Hawai‘i Chapter of the American Planning Association

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Group 70 International, Inc. is pleased to announce that Ralph E. Portmore, AICP, of counsel to the firm and a leading member of its master planning, environmental assessment (EA) and environmental impact statement (EIS) team, has been named president of the HawaiÂ?i Chapter of the American Planning Association.

Ralph E. Portmore, AICP, president of the Hawai‘i Chapter of the American Planning Association

Group 70 International, Inc. is pleased to announce that Ralph E. Portmore, AICP, of counsel to the firm and a leading member of its master planning, environmental assessment (EA) and environmental impact statement (EIS) team, has been named president of the Hawai‘i Chapter of the American Planning Association.

Portmore’s diverse professional experience in urban and regional planning spans almost four decades of local and international project experience, including preparation of master plans, EA and EIS documentation, and the preparation and processing of various government permit applications. Portmore has worked in Vietnam, Japan, Korea and Diego Garcia, as well as in Hawai‘i and on the U.S. Mainland.

Some of Portmore’s Hawai‘i projects include:

• Outrigger’s Waikiki Beach Walk – Master plan, EIS and development permits

• Kapolei City – Urban design plan and design guidelines

• Wailuku Redevelopment – Area plan and design guidelines

• Kuilima Resort – Master plan and development permits

• Victoria Ward Centers – Mixed use development master plan

• Hawaiian Electric Company – Ward Avenue property mixed-use development master plan

• City and County of Honolulu – ‘Ewa, Central O‘ahu and Ko‘olau Loa development plans

• La‘ie Community – Master plan, EIS and development permits

Portmore earned a master of science degree in urban planning from Columbia University in New York in 1968 and a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Rutgers University in New Jersey in 1963.

About the Hawai‘i Chapter of the American Planning Association

The Hawai‘i Chapter, founded in 1962, has approximately 270 members from various islands of the State of Hawai‘i and other U.S. states. Membership includes private and public sector planners, decision-makers, administrators, lawyers, architects, interest groups, landowners, developers, university professors, students and other interested individuals. The purpose of the Hawai‘i Chapter is to serve, lead, inspire and educate its members, the residents of the state and Pacific neighbors. This purpose is accomplished by encouraging public participation in planning, promoting excellence in planning and increasing the public’s understanding of, and appreciation for, planning and its contribution toward improving the quality of life.

About Group 70 International, Inc.

Founded in 1971 in Honolulu, Group 70 International, Inc. is an award-winning firm specializing in architecture, planning and environmental services, interior design and assets management. Group 70 International is known for innovative designs and cultural and environmental sensitivity in community consensus building. For more information, visit http://www.group70int.com.

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