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 (fb.com/MainStreetMesa)!

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: https://www.facebook.com/events/1730646090359602/

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.

Sep 24, 2017

S1 E10 - Walkable City - Steps 9 & 10 - Make Friendly and Unique Faces & Pick Your Winners

We're joined by Luis Montes, another Mesa advocate and thinker as we discuss Steps 9 & 10 of Jeff Speck's Walkable City in our Podcast Book Club -- the last two chapters in the book. We discuss development issues, street design, fancy architects and more. If you're following along in the book, we're reading pages 237 until the end (page 265) in the first paperback edition. (Series 1, Episode 10)

(Series 1, Episode 10)

Sep 18, 2017

Special Presentation - RAILmesa Understanding Housing Event / Forum

On the evening of September 7th, RAILMesa put together a forum with three local experts to talk about housing in Mesa and what it means to our community. Our intention was to keep the event at a conversational level and limit it to an hour, and we mostly kept to that promise. The forum was held inside the East Valley Institute of Technology.  Our special guests included our moderator, Michael Rohd (ASU Center for Performance and Civic Practice), Jon Ford (Vitalyst Health Foundation), Mark Stapp (ASU W. P. Carey School of Business), and Deirdre Pfeiffer (ASU School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning). 

Sep 13, 2017

S1 E9 - Walkable City - Main Street Mesa Book Club (Shape Spaces, Plant Trees)

This Episode! We discuss Steps 7 & 8 - Shape the Spaces and Plant Trees with our very special guests, Aimee Williamson, Executive Director of Trees Matter, as well as Martin Scribner, Director of Planning for the City of Maricopa and urbanism wonk from the American Planning Association. (Series 1, Episode 9)

Jul 23, 2017

S1 E8 - Walkable City - Main Street Mesa Book Club - Bikes!

In which we cover Chapter 6 - Welcome Bikes in Jeff Speck's Walkable City. Our guest this month is Jim Hash, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for the City of Mesa. (Series 1, Episode 8)

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