Downtown Alliance

Hosted by Jason Mathis from the Downtown Alliance, ‘Downtown SLC’ is a half hour, weekly show that discusses the people, the places and the events that help to shape Utah’s urban center. Tune into KCPW Thursday mornings at 10am to keep up to date with all things downtown!

Pop-up Parks on Main: A Continuing Tradition

Today on the show Jason speaks with Kristin Beck, Director of Urban Activation and Public Art at the Downtown Alliance, about the Downtown Garden Stroll (Parks Pop Up on Main). In April and May, downtown bursts with colors of spring. The Garden Stroll builds upon one of the premier urban gardens in the west, at Temple […]

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National Immigration Forum Director Ali Noorani on the Utah Model

Today on the show Jason speaks with Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum about his book “There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration.” In particular, Jason and Ali discuss the role that Utah has played in helping to shape the conversation around immigration reform […]

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Talking ‘Tactical Urbanism’ with Mike Lydon from Street Plans Collaborative

Today on the program a conversation with Mike Lydon from Street Plans about urban planning and the concept of tactical urbanism, an innovative approach to neighborhood building. From bike infrastructure to guerrilla gardening and beyond on today’s Downtown SLC. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (19.8MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Alison Einerson and Jorge Fierro on the Effect of New Funding for the Winter Market

Today on the show, Jason Mathis is joined by Alison Einerson, Director of the Downtown Farmers Market and Jorge Fierro, owner of Rico Brands and Frida Bistro. The legislature just appropriated $30,000 to help the Winter Farmers Market go weekly. We’ll hear about the effect of this funding, and about how the farmers market has […]

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Internet Properties Founder Vasilios Priskos on Affordable Housing and More

Today on the show host Jason Mathis is joined by Vasilios Priskos. Priskos is the founder of and principal broker at InterNet Properties, a real estate group with a number of downtown holdings. He’s been involved in a number of planning processes related to Utah’s capitol city, and today he and Jason discuss the future […]

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