Seattle Growth Podcast 3.6: Is Seattle’s past paving its future?

As Seattle’s economic boom creates wholesale physical and cultural transformation, how are legacy civic policies and practices affecting the city it’s becoming?

Episode 6 of the Seattle Growth Podcast, season 3, features three expert opinions on how policies from Seattle’s past are shaping its future.

Tim Thomas, a Moore/Sloan Postdoctoral Fellow in data science at the University of Washington eScience Institute, shares findings from his dissertation research on migration patterns dating back to the early 20th century.

Carl Livingston, a professor of political science at Seattle Central College, remarks on the renewed vibrancy of downtown Seattle and what he sees Seattle losing in its growth.

And the Reverend Dr. Phyllis Beaumonte, historian at Mount Zion Baptist Church, describes how the city’s past policies of discrimination and segregation, such as redlining, have affected her family. She also shares a message of what she hopes people will do to build a strong future for Seattle.

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Reverend Dr. Phyllis Beaumonte
Tim Thomas

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