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About City Inside/Out

Seattle is a vibrant and complex city, and the Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan brings you thoughtful, in-depth reports and discussions about important local issues every week.

Brian Callanan is a five-time Emmy winner who currently serves as a host, producer, and moderator for the Seattle Channel, where he's worked since 2011. His career in broadcast journalism began in 1995, and includes an 11-year stint as a reporter and anchor for Q13 News. Brian won the Seattle Municipal League's Civic Award for Government News Reporting in 2016. He lives with his wife and two daughters in West Seattle.

City Inside/Out: Protecting Seattle's shrinking tree canopy
City Inside/Out: Protecting Seattle's shrinking tree canopy

Seattle is struggling to strike a delicate balance between preserving its trees while creating more housing for its residents. The Emerald City has lost 255 acres of its tree canopy in the last five years, and city leaders have an ambitious new plan to reverse the trend while addressing climate justice and urban growth.


Andrea Starbird, Co-Founder, Seattle Arborist Association & Arborist, Seattle Tree Care 

Roger Valdez, Director, Seattle for Growth

Steve Zemke, Chair, Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest

Maria Batayola, Chair, Beacon Hill Council

David Neiman, Partner, Neiman Taber Architects

Aliesha Ruiz, Seattle Government Affairs Manager, Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties 

Emijah Smith, Community Organizer