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 …

Zaachila

Zaachila, Oaxaca is famous for its weekly Thursday market, its fresh meats, its key role in Mixtec and Zapotec history and its very own Guelaguetza. NATURAL WORLD Zaachila is located in a fertile valley, irrigated by the Atoyac River. The center of town is lush with walnut and mesquite trees. CULTURAL WORLD The Santa María …

Oaxaca’s 485th Anniversary

Oaxaca City celebrates its 485th anniversary, hosting the Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales. Celebrations include calendas on Monday afternoon. History Oaxaca’s name comes from a mangled version of the Aztec settlement Huaxyacac (“place of gourds”). Occupying the area as early as 1521, the Spanish established their new settlement in 1529. Oaxaca was first called Antequera after …

Mexico City Hosts World’s Largest Bicycle Party #fmb6

Mexico City hosts the sixth World Bike Forum, April 19-23. Hashtag: #fmb6; Twitter: @WorldBikeForum; Website: fmb6.net In the big picture, biking and cycling are the unsung twin powerhouses of responsible, sustainable, eco and fair and conscious … travel. In 2017 we celebrate the Sustainable Tourism for Development universe by asking readers, what are the good cycling experiences? …

Xochimilco

Poster: Ron Mader, Xochimilco What does responsible travel look like in Mexico City? = ¿Cómo se ve un viaje responsable en la Ciudad de México? Xochimilco is a case study in sustainable tourism in a fragile, vulnerable landscape, also a veritable World Heritage Site. On my list of top places in the world to visit, …

Henderson Hosts Crazy Spokes

April 8 Henderson, Nevada hosted Crazy Spokes (Rayos Locos), which featured a 15-mile bike ride and 5.5-mile family fun ride. Hashtag: #BikeHenderson The event is part of a continuing celebration of Henderson as a Bicycle-Friendly Community with a fun bicycling event for all cycling abilities. Inclusive and immersive, it’s a local travel event we fully support. That …

Istanbul

Istanbul, historically known as Constantinople and Byzantium, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country’s economic, cultural, and historic center. – Wikipedia Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/istanbul Pop

Exploring Cancún

Cancún is a made-to-order resort, built specifically for tourism at the northeastern tip of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. The city was founded on April 20, 1970. This city boasts terrific infrastructure for receiving and transporting environmental travelers to less congested areas, such as the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve and Celestún. The city receives upwards of three …