Seattle Growth Podcast episode 6: Building density

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The sixth episode of the Seattle Growth Podcast, hosted by the UW Foster School’s Jeff Shulman, explores the question: where should Seattle put the people who are moving into the city?

  • City Council member Mike O’Brien (MBA 1997) (4:55) explains his plan to add density in single-family residential neighborhoods. And University of Washington architecture professor Rob Pena (24:35) and land use planner Theresa Greer (37:15) discuss how adding density to various parts of the city affects communities and the sustainability of the built environment.
  • Shulman also interviews Jeremy Zaretsky, the president of the cloud-management firm WireSpring (0:00).

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Professor Jeff Shulman with City Council member Mike O'Brien

Professor Jeff Shulman with City Council member Mike O’Brien

The Seattle Growth Podcast is a 13-episode exploration of this booming city’s ongoing transformation. A new episode premieres each Monday. Early episodes have considered Seattle’s tech boom and the challenges of buying a home and renting, homelessness, and the city’s character and culture. Upcoming episodes take on the topics of emergency services, health care, public utilities, schools, transportation, city budget and visions for the future.

The series is hosted and produced by Shulman, an associate professor of marketing and the Marion B. Ingersoll Professor at the UW Foster School of Business.