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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: City Announces Transportation Speaker Series

3/13/2015  10:00:00 AM
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548

City Announces Transportation Speaker Series
National and international speakers to address “Where Are We Going? Seattle’s Transportation Future”

SEATTLE – Today the City of Seattle announced that it will host a speaker series – “Where Are We Going? Seattle’s Transportation Future” – to generate conversation around the potential future for transportation in Seattle.

From March to June, four national and international speakers will visit Seattle and will use demographic trends, lessons learned from other cities, and advances in technology to address the unique challenges and opportunities in planning for transportation. This series will provide an opportunity for residents to explore new concepts in transportation while also bringing new voices to the conversation.

“As we launch our new Move Seattle vision, I am delighted to welcome these international thought leaders to our local conversation,” said Mayor Ed Murray. “Their insights with what works around the globe will help us implement a more effective transportation system in our rapidly growing city.”

March 25
“Future of Transportation in Cities”
Gabe Klein of the Urban Land Institute, former Transportation commissioner in Washington, DC and Chicago
Moderator:  Cathy Duchamp, KUOW Public Radio
Seattle Central Library

April 15
Changing Lanes:  Blueprints for a New Road Order”
Janette Sadik-Khan of Bloomberg Associates, former NYC Transportation commissioner under Mayor Bloomberg
Moderator:  Ross Reynolds, KUOW Public Radio
Great Hall at Town Hall

May 6
“Mobility as a Force for Health, Wealth and Happiness”
Gil Penalosa, CEO of 8-80 cities and former Parks commissioner of Bogotá, Columbia
Moderator:  Carolyn Adolph, KUOW Public Radio
Seattle Central Library

June 10
“Build a Better Block:  Rethinking Streets & Sidewalks as a Social Setting”
Jason Roberts of The Better Block
Moderator:  Joshua McNichols, KUOW Public Radio
Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at McCaw Hall

The start time for all events is 6:00 p.m. and all events are free. To learn more about the speaker series and to reserve a seat for the event, please visit

The series is sponsored by the Seattle Department of Transportation, the Office of Arts & Culture, and 94.9 KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio.



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