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Streets Dept Podcast – SN 3, EP 6: Erika Rubio And Designing Downtown Phoenix

January 7, 2020

Welcome back to the Streets Dept Podcast, y’all. This season of the podcast is our first-ever road trip season! That means that while the episodes at the beginning and end of this season will be recoded here in Philadelphia at Radio Kismet where I’m based, the middle of this season (seven episodes total) was recorded on a recent road trip from Phoenix, Arizona to Denver, Colorado talking with some of the creative minds from those states.

In today’s episode, we’ll be talking with Erika Rubio! A life-long Phoenician, Erika is the Stakeholder Engagement Manager for Downtown Phoenix. As many people know, for the last 10 years or so, Philadelphia and Phoenix have been in this dance for title of the United States’ 5th largest city when it comes to population. That’s in large part due to Phoenix’s growth. And Erika’s work with the city’s downtown improvement district seeks to build on that growth employing public art and smart urban design, among other tools. We talk about it all in this really interesting conversation that I think a lot of city lovers will particularly enjoy.

Check out my conversation with Erika Rubio below, or on any major podcast streaming platform by searching “Streets Dept Podcast”!

Be sure to subscribe to the Streets Dept Podcast on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcher, or any major podcast streaming platform to receive new episodes as soon as they’re published, and please feel free to rate and write a review of the podcast on those platforms to help others find it. (Truly, rating and reviewing podcasts, particularly on Apple Podcasts, helps us so SO much, so thank you for doing that.)

Season 3 of the Streets Dept Podcast is brought to you by our brilliant sponsors at the Spring Arts district, Elfant Wissahickon Realtors, and Kismet Cowork! Each episode is mixed and edited by our producer Mike Mehalick, and each Philadelphia episode of this season is recorded at Radio Kismet!

Listen to past episodes of Season 3 here:
SN 3, EP 1: Ernest Owens
SN 3, EP 2: Jane Golden
SN 3, EP 3: Christopher Plant
SN 3, EP 4: Jose Acevedo
SN 3, EP 5: Antoinette Cauley

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