The Atlantic's
The Renewal Series: Seattle

November 14, 2017
Seattle, WA

Seattle is not only one of the fastest growing cities in the country, it is one of the most progressive as well. The city is also home to some of the world’s largest corporations, like Amazon, Microsoft and Starbucks. Yet the Emerald City still faces many challenges. The cost of living in Seattle has skyrocketed in recent years, and led the city to declare a state of emergency in 2015 because of its growing homeless population.

We gathered city officials, local industry and community leaders for a robust discussion about Seattle and efforts to create opportunity for all who call it home.

The full event video is available here:

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Presented by

Atlantic Live


  • Ron Brownstein
    Ron Brownstein Senior Editor The Atlantic
  • Mayor Tim Burgess
    Mayor Tim Burgess City of Seattle
  • Maud Daudon
    Maud Daudon Presient and CEO Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • Svenja Gudell
    Svenja Gudell Chief Economist Zillow
  • Trish Millines Dziko
    Trish Millines Dziko Co-Founder and Executive Director Technology Access Foundation


  • Tuesday, November 14
  • 6:40 p.m.WelcomeEmily Akhtarzandi, Managing Director, AtlanticLIVE
    Brian Walsh, Senior Field Vice President, Northwest Region, Allstate*
    Tara Leweling, Vice President, Stakeholder Relations and Corporate Thought Leadership, Allstate*
  • 6:50 p.m.InterviewMayor Tim Burgess, City of Seattle
    With Ron Brownstein, Senior Editor, The Atlantic
  • 7:15 p.m.Panel DiscussionSvenja Gudell, Chief Economist, Zillow
    Maud Daudon, President, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
    Trish Millines Dziko, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Technology Access Foundation
    With Ron Brownstein, The Atlantic
  • 7:45 p.m.Closing ThoughtsEmily Akhtarzandi, AtlanticLIVE


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