First Friday, Las Vegas

Las Vegas – First Friday returns Friday, July 7th, 5-11pm. The event is a free and inclusive community festival which fosters creativity and culture in downtown Las Vegas, featuring local art, music and food. The theme for July’s event is Unity. Build bridges, not walls! Hashtag: #FirstFridayLV Where to go? The 18b Arts District is hopping, …

Rotterdam

Photo: Inhabitat, Floating Bubbles Rotterdam is a city in the Netherlands, in South Holland within the Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt river delta at the North Sea. Its history goes back to 1270 when a dam was constructed in the Rotte river by people settled around it for safety. Today the city is Europe’s largest port and has a population …

Las Vegas

Zio Ziegler Mural, Flickr Las Vegas is the most populous city in the state of Nevada and hosted more than 41 million visitors in 2016. Nearly 2.1 million of Nevada’s 2.8 million residents live in Clark County, which covers the Las Vegas metro area. And we mention these people – locals and visitors – because …

Albuquerque

Photo: John Fowler, Watermelon Mountain Albuquerque (Beeʼeldííl Dahsinil in Diné) is New Mexico’s most populous city and home to the University of New Mexico. The first week of October check out the International Balloon Fiesta, the world’s largest such gathering of hot-air balloons from around the globe. Favorite Places Frontier Restaurant, an Albuquerque tradition located …

Melbourne

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Coop’s Shot Tower Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia. It is located on the large natural bay of Port Phillip, with its City Centre situated at the northernmost point of the bay – near the estuary of …

Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania. What we know about Philadelphia – Origin story of the USA, hosts Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championships. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Philadelphia? Can you recommend any Philadelphia resources? Twitter #ThursdayMotivation @SavingPlaces names Philadelphia a "National Treasure." #HistoricPreservation #ThisPlaceMatters https://t.co/aG2OSbCwvf — Faye Anderson (@andersonatlarge) …

Resilience and Resource Efficiency in Cities

City superfans, there’s a new report! The UN Environment report “Resilience and Resource Efficiency in Cities” is now available. Download here The report reflects on resilience, on resource efficiency, and on the nexus between the two. The authors explore definitions and implementation. Key Links http://www.resourceefficientcities.org https://www.iied.org/sustainable-cities-nexus-between-resilience-resource-efficiency Report (PDF) Questions How was the report prepared? Does the Global Initiative for Resource …

Baltimore Tourism Day

Baltimore Tourism Day is Saturday, May 6. Visit Baltimore is offering FREE hop-on/hop-off bus tours with stops in many of the unique neighborhoods that comprise Baltimore. Expert guides will provide live narration on-board the bus. There are special activities and offers at local tourism businesses, attractions and sites throughout the day.Hop-on/hop-off Tourism Day buses will …

#WorldParksWeek

#WorldParksWeek takes place April 29 – May 7. New Zealand-based World Urban Parks requests photos of city parks around the globe. Some of our favorites: Cape Town Oaxaca Las Vegas London Mexico City Quito Key links World Urban Parks champions urban park outcomes for city liveability, place-making, conservation and access, and provides strong membership services by connecting, leveraging and …