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S2E3 - Happy City Book Club - Chapters 3 & 4

9/19/2018
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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)!

Duration:01:27:09

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

8/7/2018
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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:...

Duration:01:05:54

S2E1 - Happy City Book Club - Chapters 1 & 2

7/28/2018
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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.

Duration:01:09:17

S2E0 - Pre Book Club Ramblin'

5/3/2018
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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 - CNU 26.SAVANNAH - and more!

Duration:00:51:43

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

12/22/2017
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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...

Duration:01:28:29

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

9/24/2017
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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)

Duration:01:32:00

Special Presentation - RAILmesa Understanding Housing Event / Forum

9/18/2017
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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...

Duration:01:18:44

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

9/13/2017
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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)

Duration:01:58:14

Walkable City Bookclub - Steps 7 & 8 - Shape the Spaces & Plant Trees (Episode 9)

9/13/2017
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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.

Duration:01:58:14

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

7/23/2017
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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)

Duration:01:22:29

Main Street Mesa - Episode 8 - Chapter 6 - Bikes!

7/23/2017
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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.

Duration:01:22:29

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

6/15/2017
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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)

Duration:01:26:06

Let Transit Work & Protect the Pedestrian - Episode 7 of the Walkable City Podcast Bookclub

6/15/2017
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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.

Duration:01:26:06

S1 E6 - Walkable City - Main Street Mesa Book Club

5/12/2017
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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)

Duration:01:30:32

S1 E5 - Walkable City - Main Street Mesa Book Club

4/27/2017
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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)

Duration:01:36:31

Walkable City - Main Street Mesa Book Club - Episode 5

4/27/2017
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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.’

Duration:01:36:31

S1 E4 - Walkable City - Main Street Mesa Book Club

4/27/2017
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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.

Duration:01:18:39

Walkable City - Main Street Mesa Book Club - Episode 4

4/27/2017
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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! Recorded at Mesa Public Library.

Duration:01:18:39

S1 E3 - Walkable City - Main Street Mesa Book Club

4/27/2017
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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)

Duration:00:53:25

S1 E2 - Walkable City - Main Street Mesa Book Club

4/27/2017
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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!

Duration:01:10:42