Kulshan Community Land Trust Business Leadership Luncheon
Dale Mikkelsen, Director of Planning and Sustainability of SFU Community Trust at Simon Frasier University, will be keynote speaker for KulshanCLT's seventh annual Business Leadership Luncheon on Thursday, May 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Bellingham Golf & Country Club, 3729 Meridian Street. The event is co-sponsored by Barkley Company.
Community members are invited join representatives of the business community for this lunch, speaker and fundraising event. Admission is free but guests are requested to make a suggested donation of $100 at the event in support of KulshanCLT's next new homes and affordable homeownership programs. Advance reservation is requested and available through BrownPaperTickets.com, at KulshanCLT.org, or by contacting Jill Clark at 360-671-5600, ext 5 or JillClark@KulshanCLT.org.
Dale Mikkelsen's keynote luncheon presentation will focus on incorporating housing affordability into the sustainable neighborhood design of UniverCity and why that is important. After the luncheon presentation, Dale will present a free workshop, specific topic, time and location TBA, open to all community members, followed by a waterfront tour.
Dale is the Director of Development for the SFU Community Trust, developer of award-winning UniverCity, a model mixed-use, transit-oriented community adjacent to Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. UniverCity was designed with urban innovations such as district energy, green streets, and smart grid, with a diverse range of housing choices, services, and amenities. Under Dale's leadership, UniverCity has outperformed national standards by more than 30 percent using flexible performance measures he pioneered as an alternative to the standards prescribed by the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED program, for example. Homebuyers are assured of energy-efficient, affordable homes while allowing maximum flexibility and maximum capacity for innovation for builders and developers.
"Dale Mikkelsen's visit will be great timing for KulshanCLT and for our community," according to Dean Fearing, Executive Director at KulshanCLT. "As we plan for our neighborhoods, for downtown Bellingham, and for our waterfront, we are eager to hear Dale's creative and innovative ideas of integrating neighborhood design and infrastructure with community-based solutions that are forward-thinking and cost effective. For KulshanCLT's part, Dale will challenge us to raise the bar as we plan our next generation of energy-efficient, affordable homes."
Bellingham Golf and Country Club (View)
3729 Meridian St.
Bellingham, WA 98225
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