Makena B. White

Makena B. White

Mr. Makena White has worked at Planning Solutions, Inc. as a planner, GIS technician, and graphic artist since 2000.  He also has primary responsibility for most of the firm’s report and presentation graphics and for integrating the use of GIS information into its work products.   He has conducted field work for a wide range of projects and has been responsible for preparing reports, plans, and data summaries for those efforts.  Projects on which he has worked include those related to environmental planning/environmental impact assessment, utility management, habitat conservation planning, environmental permitting, park master planning, and alternative energy project investigations.  

He is affiliated with:

  • the American Institute of Certified Planners

  • the American Planning Association

  • the Psi Chi (ΨΧ) International Honor Society in Psychology

 His professional expertise includes: 

  • Conservation Planning

  • Geographic Information Systems 

  • Land Use Permit Applications  

  • Environmental Impact Analysis  

  • Graphic Design 

  • Ecological Monitoring 

Mr. White’s educational credentials consist of: 

  • Certified Planner, AICP

  • Master of Science (MS), Chaminade University of Honolulu 

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa 

His work experience, starting from the most recent, includes: 

  • Planner, Planning Solutions, Inc., Honolulu, Hawai‘i 

  • Graphic Technician, Planning Solutions, Inc., Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Selected projects Mr. White has been responsible for or involved in, include:

  • Environmental Impact Statement for the Hoakalei Master Plan Update Project, ‘Ewa Beach, O‘ahu 

  • Environmental Assessment for the Kahe Utility Scale Photovoltaic Project, Kahe Valley, O‘ahu 

  • Kīholo State Park Master Plan and Environmental Assessment, North Kona, Hawai‘i

  • Puna Biomass Conversion Project, Puna, Hawai‘i 

  • Keawakapu Artificial Reef Project Environmental Assessment, Kīhei, Maui

  • Anahola Solar Project, Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i 

  • Hawaiian Electric Co., Inc. Kahe Generating Station Improvements, Kahe Valley, O‘ahu 

  • Maui Electric Co. System Seabird Habitat Conservation Project, Maui 

  • Honua Power Project, ‘Ewa, O‘ahu 

  • Kauai County Seabird Habitat Conservation Plan, Kaua‘i

  • Environmental Assessment for Hale Maunaloa Residence, Maunaloa, Moloka‘i, Hawai‘i 

  • Kauai Island Utility Cooperative Rural Utility Service Application, Kaua‘i

  • Visual Impact Assessment for Kaheawa Wind Power II, Maui

  • Restoration Plan, Permits, & Environmental Assessment, Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon Restoration project, Waikīkī, O‘ahu 

  • Campbell Industrial Park Generating Station Environmental Impact Statement, Campbell Industrial Park, Barbers Point, O‘ahu 

  • North Shore Reliability Enhancement Project Alignment Study, Kaua‘i

  • Islandwide Electric Power Line Habitat Conservation Plan, Kaua‘i

  • Endangered Bird Monitoring & Habitat Enhancement, Ocean Pointe, ‘Ewa, O‘ahu 

  • Ocean Pointe Archaeological Preservation Plan Implementation, ‘Ewa, O‘ahu

  • Environmental Assessment, SMA Permit, and Shoreline Setback Variance, Pāpipi Road Drainage Improvements Project, ‘Ewa, Hawai‘i  

  • Environmental Assessment & Permits, Stable Tank Reservoir & Waterline, Kapa‘a, Kaua‘i

  • Zoning & State Land Use District Boundary Amendments, Maunaloa, Moloka‘i

  • Environmental Impact Statement for the Waiau Fuel Line Project, O‘ahu

  • Kawaihae Propane Storage Facility Project, Kawaihae, Hawai‘i 

  • NPDES Construction Stormwater Permit for the Waiau Fuel Pipeline Project, O‘ahu

  • Critical Habitat Consultation, North Fork of the Wailua River, Kaua‘i

  • Stream Channel Alteration Permit, Department of the Army Permit, and 401 Water Quality Certification Applications for the Waiau Fuel Pipeline Project, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i

  • Environmental Assessment for the Honomū Well, Hilo, Hawai‘i 

  • Critical Habitat Planning, Kauai Electric Transmission System, Kaua‘i

  • Power Line Alignment Study, Kekaha to Pu‘u Ka Pele Substation, Kekaha, Kaua‘i 

  • Environmental Assessment Report and Permitting Documentation for the Pacific International Center for High Technology CO2 Ocean Sequestration Experiment, Hawai‘i and the Gulf of Mexico