Mar 27, 2021

S03E04 - Neighbors Building Neighborhoods with Lucas and Roberta

Main Street Mesa brings on innovative city builders for today's episode. Lucas Lindsey and Roberta Clay caught our attention as they are bringing their passion for a small scale development projects to the topic of today's show: 4Square. Their story about the making of 4Square offers insights for beneficial small-scale development that keep our communities thriving and offering more variety of housing options and access to high-demand neighborhoods. Why does this project matter? What are some basic elements can unlock more neighborhood potential? We cover that and more in this conversation.

Find more about Lucas at and Roberta can be contacted at

Jan 24, 2021

S03E03 - Traffic Safety with Scott Kelley

Main Street Mesa brings another guest on to talk about safe streets in our series focused mostly on safety, but always making room for the benefits of the human-scale city design and groundbreaking news happening around us. 

Episode #3 features Scott Kelley. Scott is a respected expert on traffic safety with over 17 years of experience. He is a cofounder of Greenlight Engineering ( where the firm is involved in traffic and transportation engineering for traffic operations, safety, design projects, and more across the state, region, or as small as an intersection. Scott is a numbers guy, but his knowledge and insights go beyond the numbers. Listen to Ryan and Scott have a conversation about the industry and how there's room for progress and advocacy by listeners like you. If interested, you can reach Scott Kelley here: or on LinkedIn.

You can follow Main Street Mesa on Facebook or Twitter. Be sure to subscribe to our podcast on any major pod-catcher app you choose. Be sure to give us a 5-star review! Thank you for listening and we hope a little more informed in your civic engagement for a livable community.

Dec 1, 2020

S03E02 - Culdesac Tempe with Lava Sunder

Culdesac Tempe ( is described as a car-free rental apartment community in Tempe, AZ, about half way between Tempe's Downtown and Mesa's Downtown. Lava Sunder, the general manager for the soon-to-be community, joins the podcast to lay it out. Ryan and David are impressed and excited to share this conversation. Please enjoy and share.

Lava's twitter: @LavanyaSunder
Culdesac twitter: @culdesac

Kudos to Stone Martin for the episode's theme music.

As always, feel free to follow us at @MainStreetMesa or email us at

Sep 13, 2020

S03E01 - Safe Streets with Yung Koprowski

Ryan Wozniak and Yung Koprowski explore the possibilities of safer streets in Mesa and the region dominated by fast, convenient, and deadly car travel. New theme music is thanks to Stone Martin (this you have to hear). David was away this episode, which gave Ryan ample opportunity to mess up the recording process... but after hours of editing, the conversation was salvaged for the benefit of the relaunch of the pod. Here's the first in the series where we explore safe streets, why we need them, what works against them, and what are the opportunities to promote a safer, more humane, and more equitable street design.

Jan 4, 2019

S2E4 - Happy City Book Club - Chapters 5 & 6 plus PARKING DAY!

Join hosts Ryan & David as we discuss Chapters 5 & 6 from Charles Montgomery's Happy City -- and Ryan's MAN ON THE STREET interview at Parking Day 2018! 

Sep 19, 2018

S2E3 - Happy City Book Club - Chapters 3 & 4

This episode, we try something a little different. We invited Camille, our guest from the last episode, to curate her own guests and give us a little different perspective than just Ryan and David talking. join us for this grand experiment!

Be sure to join in the conversation on our Facebook Page (!

Aug 6, 2018

S2E2 - Visiting a Small College Outside of Boston — and Strong Towns Visiting Bird City

Join Ryan & David as we talk about Ryan's visit with Jeff Speck at some liberal fancy-schmantz institution and the upcoming visit of St. Marohn to the Valley of The Sunburn -- and why you should be there on Wednesday, August 8th at the AE England Building in downtown Phoenix!


Join Valley advocates as they host Strong Towns president Charles Marohn at a free, public Curbside Chat on Aug. 8, 2018.

Reception 5 p.m.

Welcome/Program, 5:30 p.m.

Q&A and Discussion, 7 p.m.

RSVP Here:

Join us afterward at Valley Bar.

Jul 28, 2018

S2E1 - Happy City Book Club - Chapters 1 & 2

Join Ryan and David, with special guest Camille, as we begin our podcast bookclub of Charles Montgomery's Happy City! We're covering the first two Chapters of the book. 

You can find a copy of Happy City at your local independent bookstore or online at IndieBound.

May 3, 2018

S2E0 - Pre Book Club Ramblin’

Ryan and David get back in the swing of things! In this episode, Ryan and David discuss:

- Why "Happy City" by Charles Montgomery

Elaine Herzberg's death

- Co+Hoots in Downtown Mesa

- ASU Downtown Mesa Campus

Dockless Bike Share


- and more!


Dec 22, 2017

S1 E11 - Book Wrap Up & Presentation to the AZ APA

On October 28, at the Statewide conference of the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association, Ryan and David, along with guest host Jeff McVey, and guests Milagros Zingoni & Ram Pendyala presented on Engagement by Podcast (and how you can (and should) make your own podcast) -- and also our final episode in the Walkable City Podcast Book Club.

Ram Pendyala is a Professor of Transportation Systems and Director of a USDOT-sponsored University Transportation Center in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University

Milagros Zingoni is an Assistant Professor at The Design School, at Arizona State University (and Mesa resident).

Jeff McVey is the Manager of Downtown Transformation for the City of Mesa.

David and Ryan make podcasts.

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