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)

Jun 14, 2017

S1 E7 - Walkable City - Steps 4&5: Let Transit Work & Protect the Pedestrian

Join David. Ryan, and special guest Eileen for a ramble-icious episode of the book club! Where we discuss rural roads, Tempe Streetcar, state highways in different counties . . . . and how Walkable City relates to Mesa and other cities like it! We cover pages 139-188 in the first paperback edition -- sections Step 4: Let Transit Work and The Safe Walk / Step 5: Protect the Pedestrian. (Series 1, Episode 7)

May 12, 2017

S1 E6 - Walkable City - Main Street Mesa Book Club

Join David & Ryan, and special guests Andrea and Ivis as they discuss Step 2: Mix the Uses and Step 3: Get the Parking Right (pages 105 through 138) of Jeff Speck's Walkable City.  Ryan, Andrea & Ivis recorded together from New York City (New York City!?) from the American Planning Association's national conference.  David was stuck in a car during his lunch hour in Tempe. (Series 1, Episode 6)

Apr 27, 2017

S1 E5 - Walkable City - Main Street Mesa Book Club

Join us on our fifth episode (which David is certain is our sixth) as we begin our journey into the 10 steps or Walkability -- starting with The Useful Walk: Step 1: Put Cars in their Place. Our guest this episode is Chad Frederick, who just finished his book 'America's Addition to the Automobile.' (Series 1, Episode 5.. not 6, David)

Apr 27, 2017

S1 E4 - Walkable City - Main Street Mesa Book Club

Join Ryan, David, and Jewel as we discuss Pages 36-63 --'Why Johnny Can’t Walk' & 'The Wrong Color Green.' Be sure to join in the conversation on Facebook at Main Street Mesa! (Series 1, Episode 4)

Recorded at Mesa Public Library.

Apr 27, 2017

S1 E3 - Walkable City - Main Street Mesa Book Club

David and Ryan had some technical difficulties recording at the Mesa Park of the Canals, so we catch up and go over the book sections "Why Walkability?" and "Walking, the Urban Advantage" from Jeff Speck's Walkable City, while drinking beer at Il Vinaio on Main Street. (Series 1, Episode 3)

Apr 27, 2017

S1 E2 - Walkable City - Main Street Mesa Book Club

Join Ryan, David and special guest Ari as we begin reviewing Jeff Speck's Walkable City. Now's your chance to read along with us! Write in, send in a comment, be a guest!

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