Town Square

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About Town Square

Town Square is a Seattle Channel series dedicated to connecting people and ideas. With lectures, debates, and forums recorded around the city at places such as Town Hall, the Seattle Public Library, and the Central District Forum of Arts and Ideas, Town Square brings interesting and provocative conversations to cable TV and the web.

Town Square: 2018 State of Downtown
Town Square: 2018 State of Downtown

The Downtown Seattle Association's 2018 State of Downtown is themed "Cities at the Center." DSA President and CEO Jon Scholes offers analysis of the economic trends shaping downtown and shares insights on what the future holds for our city. Keynote speaker Bruce Katz, Brookings Institution Centennial Scholar, believes cities have the power to drive policy and create solutions for national challenges through innovation, public-private partnerships and inclusion. His latest book, The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism, examines cities that are on the leading edge of this movement.

Speakers include:
Chuck Riley, Lane Powell PC
Mayor Jenny A. Durkan, City of Seattle
Tony Mestres, Seattle Foundation
Bruce Katz, The Brookings Institution
Jon Scholes, Downtown Seattle Association