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)
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
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.
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.'
Join us as we introduce ourselves, our purpose and where we plan on going! Main Street Mesa exists to share provocative ideas and opinions about building a more urban, people-centered form for Mesa. In this episode, David and Ryan discuss what got them interested in planning and livable cities, and the upcoming Book Club discussion of Jeff Speck's Walkable City. Our theme music is written by Philip Buckman, performed by the Sweaty Palm Trees, and produced and recorded by David Wiersch.