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Alon Bassok, Ph.D., is an urban planner with a focus on real estate and sustainable transportation. Alon currently works for the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington where he conducts research on Washington’s housing market, green building values, and parking requirements. Alon also teaches in the Sustainable Transportation program through the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He has worked with national and local organizations to address the issues of balancing car and bicycle traffic and on urban freight issues.

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Prior to returning to the University of Washington where he previously earned a PhD and Masters in Urban Planning and a bachelors degree in economics, Alon worked for the Puget Sound Regional Council, where he was fortunate to work on diverse topics including food policy, goods movement, and transportation project prioritization. Alon served as the vice-chair of the City of Seattle’s freight advisory board when the board was first created.

Since moving to Seattle in 1997, Alon has lived in multiple Seattle neighborhoods and managed small businesses in Ballard and Queen Anne. Since 2006, Alon and his wife Beverly have lived in West Seattle’s Delridge neighborhood. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Adah and Shai, who attend public school in West Seattle.

When not engaged with planning and transportation issues, Alon can occasionally be found playing upright bass or in the kitchen, returning to his roots of a decade managing restaurants.