Talking Headways Podcast: Transit-Oriented Development in Seattle

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This week we’re joined by Brooke Belman, deputy executive director for Land Use Planning and Development and her colleagues Sloan Dawson, land use planning manager, and Thatcher Imboden, transit-oriented development manager to talk about the ins and outs of transit oriented development at Sound Transit in Seattle. They talk about the 80-80-80 policy, urban design, and coordination of TOD planning with light rail construction.

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Today’s Headlines

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Top Senators Still Sound Confident About a Long-Term Transpo Bill (The Hill) Uber Faces $7M Fine, Suspension in California (CNN Money) Cleveland and Other Midwest Cities See Downtown Surge (Crain’s) A New Generation of Conservative Pundits Are Embracing Smart Urban Planning (Pacific Standard) GBTA Report Looks at Business Traveler Trends, With Uber Overtaking Taxis (USA Today) Across the […]