Tom Dinell

Tom Dinell

Professor Emeritus

Areas of Interest

Planning Theory, Citizen Participation, Social Policy, Professional Practice, and Conflict Resolution


  • Harvard University, Graduate School of Public Administration (now the Kennedy School), Cambridge, Massachusetts. Post Graduate Study (Career Education Award Fellowship, National Institute of Public Affairs’)
  • M.P.A., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan;  (Metropolitan Community Fellowship, Taxation Fellowship)
  • B.A.,Political Science, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island;  (Phi Beta Kappa, High Honors, Magna Cum Laude)

Current Activities

  • Emeritus Professor, Urban and Regional Planning
  • Co-chair, Honolulu Age-Friendly City Initiative Steering Committee
  • E Noa Corporation, consultant
  • O‘ahu Metropolitan Planning Organization, Citizens Advisory Committee, Member
  • Accessory Dwelling Units Ordinance, Advocate
  • Urban Land Institute Hawai‘i, UrbanPlan Instructor and Volunteer
  • American Planning Association, Hawai‘i Chapter, Ethics Instructor