Instructor: Priyam Das

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    Instructor interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Urban and Regional Planning, clip 15 of 15
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Das, Priyam ; Henry, Jim ; Bost, Dawne
    Brief excerpt from interview: It's led by one of our graduate students who graduated a couple of semesters ago. He and a group of people are trying to convert that into a complete streets project; They have community meetings with charettes, and I encourage these students to attend, especially if they are interested in getting involved in real projects. and in the past a few have gotten involved in these student-led activist projects.
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    Instructor interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Urban and Regional Planning, clip 14 of 15
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Das, Priyam ; Henry, Jim ; Bost, Dawne
    Brief excerpt from interview: When it comes to presenting the memo, they [reticent students] seem to be ok . . . And they don’t hesitate to point out—well, trash not taken out—and they speak with pictures, they'll have a lot of photos . . . And when I introduce the memo I emphasize not just the negatives . . . In my presentation about the memo, I begin with 'what works,' and I have them go look at the community website and really look at what the community has been doing . . . I have them go look at the community website and really look at what the community has been doing, I emphasize that they have to do their homework--not suggesting in their recommendations something that has already been done.
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    Instructor interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Urban and Regional Planning, clip 13 of 15
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Das, Priyam ; Henry, Jim ; Bost, Dawne
    Brief excerpt from interview: I do give them samples from previous classes, so they have something to go with in terms of how to lay it out, and the structure; I also do a presentation on the memo itself: the components, the audience that they're supposed to speak to, in the memo, and take them through that whole process. I also provide them with land use maps of Mo'ili'ili, because within Planning, it's defined as the McCully-Mo'ili'ili district, and it's hard to tell where one stops and the other begins; they also have a land use map that tells the residential vs commercial spine, along King Street. The public spaces. So they start to get into that planning mode. So when they go out with their recorders and they're annotating the maps, they have that driving their observations to some extent.
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    Instructor interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Urban and Regional Planning, clip 12 of 15
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Das, Priyam ; Henry, Jim ; Bost, Dawne
    Brief excerpt from interview: I've had students who had friends in the Moʻiliʻili neighborhood, and they'll talk at length with specific people, because they can communicate more easily with them.
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    Instructor interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Urban and Regional Planning, clip 11 of 15
    ( 2015) Place-based WAC/WID Hui ; Das, Priyam ; Henry, Jim ; Bost, Dawne
    Brief excerpt from interview: They have no specific groups of people that they must talk to . . . Usually their observations are half a day during the week or during the weekend . . . They'll talk to people who come to use the parks, why they come there, what would keep them away, and homelessness always comes up . . . I have some guiding questions they should be exploring . . . Sometimes they talk with people who are a big part of the community, especially the elderly, but also with commuters—which is important for us, as Planners, we need to understand who are the people who aren't really interested in hanging out in Moʻiliʻili, and why--what do they think of the neighborhood? It's important for students to understand that aspect as well . . . So we've had interesting stories about what goes on in the neighborhood.