In the season finale of Seattle Growth Podcast, UW Foster professor Jeff Shulman speaks with the author of The Death of Seattle: How a Great Town Became a Lousy City, Dale Kutzera. Kutzera shares the challenges of living in Seattle as a writer and describes what he’d like to see for the future of the city.
The episode also features Brian Robinson, a Seattle Center Advisory Commission member who was well known for leading the Save Our Sonics movement. Robinson describes challenges for property owners, how he expects the pandemic to affect the efforts to bring an NBA franchise back to Seattle, and what he anticipates for the future of Seattle.
The two guests share some commonalities in their outlook for the next ten months. Combined, the interviews give context on Seattle’s past and a preview of the city’s future.
Enjoy learning about the past, present, and future of Seattle. Check out the documentary On the Brink on PBS.org. On the Brink tells a Central District story of history, hope, and determination.