Callies and Dinell Are First UH Professors to be Inducted Into AICP College of Fellows

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Posted: Aug 12, 2002

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa professors Dave Callies and Tom Dinell were recently inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), becoming the first professors from UH to ever be named fellows in the organization. The AICP, a professional institute within the American Planning Association (APA), inducted 32 new fellows this year during the APA Planning Conference in Chicago. This prestigious distinction recognizes individuals for their significant contributions in planning education, research, professional practice, public or community service, and leadership. Of the 100 fellows representing the United States, an estimated 12 fellows are from universities and colleges.

Callies is an affiliate faculty member of UH Mānoa‘s Department of Urban and Regional Planning and holds the Benjamin A. Kudo Chair at the William S. Richard School of Law where he teaches land use management and control, state and local government, and real property law. He has distinguished himself as a teacher, receiving numerous awards including the Law School‘s best professor award and the chancellor‘s merit award for research and teaching. Callies has also lectured and presented papers throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia, on land use and planning policy, and is a regular speaker at the annual meeting of the APA on land development conditions, development agreements, regulatory taking, and foreign land use planning systems. Prior to joining UH Mānoa, Callies was in private law practice in Chicago and taught courses at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee‘s School of Architecture and Urban Planning and at the University of Illinois-Chicago Circle‘s College of Urban Sciences.

Dinell is an emeritus professor in UH Mānoa‘s Department of Urban and Regional Planning, but still teaches on a part-time basis. Dinell began his career in Hawaiʻi as a budget analyst for the former office of the State Budget Bureau. In 1962, he was named the director of the Legislative Reference Bureau, which was then a part of the University.

After receiving a fellowship award to spend a year studying at the Graduate School of Public Administration at Harvard University, Dinell developed and implemented a continuing education program for public officials and began developing the Pacific Urban Studies and Planning Program at UH Mānoa, now known as the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Dinell chaired the department from its inception until 1986. He retired from UH Mānoa in 1988 to become Diocesan Director of Catholic Charities of Hawaiʻi, and retired once again in 1995, becoming a planning consultant in Hawaiʻi, on the mainland and in various U.S. territories.

AICP is the APA‘s professional institute, providing recognized leadership nationwide in the Certification of Professional Planners, ethics, professional development, planning education, and the standards of planning practice. Election to Fellow in AICP is one of the highest honors that the AICP bestows upon a member. It recognizes the achievements of a planner as an individual who has made significant contributions to planning and society. Fellows are selected by a jury that evaluates each nominee.