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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUNE 9, 2002

 

          Eight hundred vision team and Neighborhood Board members are gathering today aboard the Norwegian Star to talk about islandwide sustainability.

          Mayor Jeremy Harris will open the workshop by showing the need for sustainable cities from a global and regional perspective. He will later talk about ways to build a sustainable Oahu.

          Excepts from two videos will be shown to demonstrate how Hawaii can become a sustainable place and how an American city (Portland) was saved by providing solid planning and design and good community input.

          Colin Veitch, president and chief executive officer, Norwegian Cruise Line, will make a presentation on "The Norwegian Star: The Sustainable Ship."

          Mayor Jeremy Harris created the award-winning vision process in 1998. Last year he asked the 19 vision teams to expand their community-based planning work to a regional level. He challenged them to create regional projects that would connect communities and establish neighborhood identity.

          Earlier this year Mayor Harris was presented the American Planning Association's national award for distinctive leadership. The award acknowledged his role in establishing the vision process which has broadened community-based planning on Oahu.

          Following the islandwide sustainability workshop in the ship's Stardust Theatre, the participants will have the option of purchasing a luncheon buffet for $5 in the Market Café.

Tuesday, July 09, 2002

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