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Ryan Stephenson
14:29
Hi Tucson/Phoenix! Hi Jim!
Terry Madeksza
14:51
Hi Jim!!!
Jim McPherson
17:54
Go Flagstaff! Here’s Terry’s website: https://downtownflagstaff.org/
Jim McPherson
18:58
Jessica wears many hats! Here’s her website: https://www.urbanphoenixproject.org/
Ryan Stephenson
19:15
Elect Jessica Bueno for Phoenix El!
Jim McPherson
21:20
Kylie’s group is here: https://livingstreetsalliance.org/
Adrienne Udarbe
24:42
www.pinnacleprevention.org and adrienneudarbe@pinnacleprevention.org
Jim McPherson
32:13
Terry, was the City of Flagstaff helpful in streamlining their rules and regulations for outdoor dining, use of public spaces, etc.
Joshua Shepherd
33:49
I'm in NW AZ (Kingman) and Covid is taking a toll on our local businesses. Our City Council had previously approved a main street parklet program, with a 50% matching program up to $5k. After Covid, they amended the program to a 90% match up to $9k. None have been built yet, but hopefully we can get the ball rolling soon.
Kylie Walzak
36:00
@Joshua, that’s great to hear! There are no shortage of resources for materials that can be used for parklets. Holler if you need to be connected to any!
Jim McPherson
36:38
So many improvements in downtown Kingman! Thanks to the local Main Street organization for getting the ball rolling (and the City for supporting their efforts)! https://www.kingmanmainstreet.com/
Ryan Stephenson
38:26
"Never let a good crisis go to waste."
Terry Madeksza
39:11
Sam - we don’t pull them. The picnic tables are intentionally heavy, and the bistro tables are inexpensive and remain out. If you have manpower - you can cable and lock the bistro sets…but we don’t so we leave them out.
Terry Madeksza
39:40
Partners: City Parks provided the picnic tables. FDBA provided bistro tables. City Beautification provided flowers and other beautification elements.
Liza Golden
41:45
It would be beneficial to incorporate shade and add more comfort to urban spaces.
lu scally
42:49
Yeah like inter-urban trails for hiking through town
Jim McPherson
44:19
Two strong urban advocates in Phoenix , Lindsay Kinkade and Kirby Hoyt, pulled together this “how to” on parklets: https://issuu.com/designrepublicus/docs/designrepublic_cityofphoenixparklet
Reid Butler
45:50
6th Avenue south of Roosevelt in Downtown Phoenix has a great example of trees as shade. Planted by the neighborhood and the developer and the City of Phoenix back in the early/mid 2000s. Many parties involved. Now, almost 20 years later, the shade on 6th Avenue is impactful.
Joshua Shepherd
46:18
@Kylie thanks for that. I've come across some good stuff from NACTO, but I'd love other supplemental materials.Thank you Jim for the parklet link!
Reid Butler
47:00
Like the “Slower Streets” idea in Downtown Phoenix. Are there national examples?
Ryan Stephenson
47:15
Goodbye Corbett porch, thanks DT Links!
Ryan Stephenson
47:28
*Sarcasm
Jim McPherson
47:36
Speaking of shade, to advocate for it in Phoenix, this afternoon is the City of Phoenix Urban Heat Island / Tree & Shade Subcommittee. City leaders need to keep hearing that trees, shade, and open space are important. https://www.facebook.com/events/655912628370069
Reid Butler
47:38
That parquet is at XO coffee house in Tucson.
Reid Butler
48:00
Parklet…
Reid Butler
48:11
No parquet.
Stephen Brown
50:08
Note the tree…we are making a huge (sometimes more successful than others) effort to plant trees in areas of Tucson where there is little shade. Equitably distributed shade is a very important guideline that is sometimes not seen clearly by planners and policy makers. etc.
Serena Unrein
52:11
From Samantha Jackson: @Reid research "traffic calming" - we think there are options to add plant material and art to VB's medians that would signal to drivers to drive slow down
Kenneth Steel
52:48
@Reid, many many communities across the US and world are realizing "20 is plenty" (20mph is fast enough for many areas) as part of Vision Zero and complete streets efforts. One example is Denver: https://denverstreetspartnership.org/what-we-do/twenty-is-plenty/
Reid Butler
53:40
Thank you for the traffic calming comment. A Slower Streets policy in the Capitol Mall would be quite significant, to slow down the “speedy” cut-thru traffic on Washington/Jefferson/Van Buren.
Jim McPherson
54:20
Congrats and thanks to the City of Tempe for adopting Vision Zero principles. https://www.tempe.gov/government/engineering-and-transportation/transportation/vision-zero What other Arizona communities have done so?
lu scally
55:56
Come down to Tucson during winter and utilize our public spaces
Terry Madeksza
57:56
The barriers on Aspen are water filled, so the lane closure will come up when temperatures begin to freeze. However, seating in the alley and Heritage Square will remain.
Terry Madeksza
58:52
Our next step is to place a QR code on the tables which takes patrons to a list of businesses so they can order directly from their table, Restaurant will either deliver, or prepare for carryout.
Jim McPherson
59:00
The Tucson Small Scale Development Coalition invites you to participate in a one-day workshop on October 6th to help neighborhoods and communities fill vacant lots (future active public spaces!) and fix decaying buildings through the small scale development movement. Details here: https://www.prlog.org/12838995-tucson-small-scale-development-workshop-set-for-oct-6.html
Ryan Stephenson
59:56
It's in the chat^
Jim McPherson
01:01:37
Congrats to Tucson for receiving this award for their Complete Streets policy: https://tucson.com/news/local/road-runner-national-health-group-give-tucson-a-gold-medal-for-complete-streets-transportation-policy/article_cbb00f55-e9cf-5d25-a524-82448444876b.html
Joshua Shepherd
01:01:45
I would love resources on public/street trees/shade.Mohave County recently implemented a citizen-driven 'Adopt-A-Median' beautification program, but expressly prohibited tree planting, "due to tree trunks being potentially harmful to errant vehicles when struck". ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Joshua Shepherd
01:02:15
'Errant' vehicles lol
lu scally
01:04:43
ABCD
Jim McPherson
01:05:37
Re gentrification and displacement, Silvia Urritia, formerly with Raza Development Corp. and now with a development firm seeking to build affordable housing, moderated this panel discussion last year: https://sustainability.asu.edu/events/rsvp/addressing-and-mitigating-gentrification-and-displacement/ and wrote this report based on all of the workshops she organized: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A45ec90d0-93a8-4e33-8d06-fab862e30100#pageNum=3
Tonia Edmundson
01:06:19
Thank you! This was great information!
Kenneth Steel
01:06:42
Thank you all for taking some time to center community! So important to not cause more trauma as we're moving forward with well intentioned responses and ideas
Reid Butler
01:06:57
Many are working to crrate significantly more financial resources for affordable housign in 2021 and 2022 and beyond, including the AZ Housing Coalition and the AZ MultiHousing Assn. I can send that information to Serena.
Stephen Brown
01:07:35
Thanks all panelists and participants! Keep up the great work. It matters!
Ryan Stephenson
01:08:34
https://www.buenoforphx.com/about
Liza Golden
01:09:06
Great discussion! Thank you for putting this webinar together Serena. Excellent work as always!
lu scally
01:09:33
Thanks everyone
Ryan Boyd
01:10:31
Amazing conversation! So hopeful to see all this activity across Arizona and building walkable, vibrant and healthy communities.
Rachelle Giles
01:11:10
This was a really wonderful opportunity to hear from everyone across Arizona - thank you for putting on such a great discussion/event!
Josefina Cardenas
01:11:15
Thank you for this session
Mary Jung
01:11:32
Thank you!
Ryan Stephenson
01:11:36
https://youtu.be/IdYcx3n4Xq8
Jim McPherson
01:12:04
Yay panelists! It’s been great to see geographic diversity and wealth of experience!