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January 5, 2004

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

The City and County of Honolulu, in partnership with the University of Hawaii, Urban Land Institute and the Norwegian Cruise Line, will hold its 2004 Sustainability Workshop on Sunday January 18, 2004 on board the Norwegian Starís Starlight Theater from 9:30am to 12:30pm.  The theme of the workshop is Land Use and Agriculture.

             Invitations were mailed to City Councilmembers, legislators, neighborhood board members, vision groups, professional organizations, businesses and interested community groups and organizations in December.  Seating is limited to 850 persons.

            Managing Director Ben Lee urges everyone to mail his or her reservation cards to the City no later than Wednesday January 7, 2004.  As was done in the 2002 workshop at the Norwegian Star, the City will send a postcard to confirm your attendance.  Anyone interested in attending the workshop may request and complete a reservation card, on a space available basis, starting on Thursday January 8 at the Managing Directorís Office, Honolulu Hale Room 306.  Because of strict security requirements, no walk-ons will be allowed.  Participants must have a confirmation card to attend.  Please contact Jeannie Fujikawa, 527-5767, for more information.

            The sustainability workshop is the fourth in a series of informational sessions that began one year ago with the inaugural meeting at the Dole Cannery Ballroom.  The purpose of this session is to provide residents with an overview of the Cityís approach to a host of land-use issues of importance to the future of the island.

             Keynote speakers at the limited-seating event include David C. Cole, President and CEO of Maui Land and Pineapple, and Terry Shook, one of the nationís top experts on district planning and urban retail design. 

                         Mr. Cole is a former executive at America Online and current head of the second largest land holding and operating company in Hawaii.  He brings a unique combination of technology, organic farming and resort management experience to his position.

                         Mr. Shook is president and co-founder of Shook Kelly, a comprehensive design and strategic marketing firm based in North Carolina.  He speaks regularly for the Urban Land Institute on topics related to urban design.

 The workshop will take place in the shipís Starlight Theater.  Entertainment, a $5 lunch, and self-guided tours of the Norwegian Star are part of the program.

Co-sponsors of the event include the Urban Land Institute Hawaii and the University of Hawaii Office of Sustainability.

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Tuesday, January 06, 2004

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