Category Archives: Center for Sustainable Leadership

CSL Session 5: Capital Markets & Competitive Realities

On February 14, 2013, the ULI Northwest’s Center for Sustainable Leadership convened at the Harbor Club in Bellevue for its fifth session. Below is a brief summary of the day by CSL participant, John Hoey: The theme of the day was “Capital Markets and Competitive Realities.” Judith Runstad of Foster Pepper PLLC began the day speaking on the theme of Influential Leadership. She began her talk with some humorous comments about the history of downtown Bellevue, when it looked like “one big parking lot” compared with its current landscape of several … Read More

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CSL Session 4: Organizing for Change

On Thursday January 10, 2013, ULI Northwest’s Center for Sustainable Leadership took place at the NewHolly Gathering Hall in south Seattle. Below is a brief summary of the day by CSL participant, Joshua Curtis: Denis Hayes, CEO of the Bullitt Foundation and founder of Earth Day, kicked off the day with a personal discussion about leadership. Ric Cochran, National Trust for Historic Preservation and CSL participant, introduced Denis with a series of anecdotes about Denis’s style of leadership while framing a fundamental question: how does a leader like Denis balance … Read More

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CSL Session 3: A Day on the Shellfish Farm

On Thursday December 13, 2012, ULI Northwest’s Center for Sustainable Leadership ventured north to the Taylor Shellfish Farms in Bow, WA. The theme for the day was contemplating Puget Sound as a bio-region of interconnected physical, economic, social and governance systems. The itinerary was planned by AP-Hurd from Touchstone Corporation and Aaron Adelstein from Built Green. Below is a brief summary of the day by CSL participant, Becky Bicknell: The day began at the recently completed Thorton Place Apartments near the Northgate Transit Center with some words by Jay Manning, a … Read More

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