O‘ahu is embroiled in several bitter battles over huge construction projects, the outcome of which will determine what the island will look like 50 or 100 years from now. The Future of Paradise trilogy of documentaries chronicles the three biggest conflicts.
For six months in 2012 Anthony Aalto, Chair of the O'ahu Group of the Sierra Club and co-producer Mike Hinchey explored the arguments for and against the biggest civil engineering project in Hawaii.
It's only a tiny corner of a tiny island lost in the vastness of the Pacific Ocean, but the battle for the future of the lands that stretch six miles around the Kahuku Point coastline on O'ahu is iconic.
There's a luxury condominium tower rising near Ala Moana Beach Park between Waikiki and Downtown Honolulu. The penthouse, which comes with its own swimming pool, will retail for a cool million.