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The transformation of 'downtown' as a place of social connection

downtown honolulu file photo
Sophia McCullough
FILE - Downtown Honolulu fronted by Aloha Tower Marketplace

In our bi-weekly segment The Long View, contributing editor Neal Milner discusses the transformation of downtown Honolulu from a business district to a "central connectivity district."

Richard Florida's CityLab article, "Why Downtown Won't Die"

This interview aired on The Conversation on Aug. 31, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at
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