Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Ron Mader, Clark County Wetlands Park For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism, one of the must visit places in Las Vegas is Clark County Wetlands Park just beyond the football and rugby stadium. The Wetlands Park is relatively new, and old-timers in Vegas (those here for 30+ years) remember when it was a lowly wash/trash …

Heart of the City Conference

Calgary, Canada – Monday, March 6 join the livestream of Park People’s Heart of the City Conference, Canada’s first-ever gathering of national city park champions. Learn from leaders shaping the future of city parks across North America. Access the stream online https://live.hosted.events/Heartofthecity Heart of the City is hosted by Park People (@Park_People ) an independent charity that builds …

City Parks on the Social Web

Photo: City of Calgary, Olympic Plaza In 2017 Planeta.com spotlights our favorite city parks around the world. Which are our favorites? The nominations open now if you’d like to comment. What we love: City parks are used for physical activity, competitive games and gentle strolls. City parks are safe havens for children in which to …

Bogotá

Photo: Pedro Szekely, View of Bogota from La Candelaria Colombia’s capital, and largest city, Bogotá is in many ways a microcosm of South America. In its historic center in the district of La Candelaria you can see the restored mansions of the Spanish colonisers, while the northern areas of the city are made up of …

Sparking Change

New Publication: Sparking Change Sparking Change tells the story of communities that have taken action to become more engaged in their local parks through spearheading improvements, engaging diverse community members, and organizing events and activities that draw people into the park—a process referred to as “park engagement.” The report explores the social impacts of communities …

#StateofVegas

Among the things that Las Vegas does right is the annual of State of Las Vegas presentation made by Mayor Carolyn Goodman. This is her sixth State of Vegas address. I have not attended in person, but thanks to livestreaming video, anyone around the world can access the mayorial assessment of the preceding year in one …

Cape Town

Ron Mader, Local Guide in Cape Town Cape Town (Afrikaans: Stad Kaapstad; Xhosa: IsiXeko saseKapa) is the metropolitan municipality which governs the city of Cape Town, South Africa and its suburbs and exurbs. As of 2007, it had a population of 3,497,097, making it the third most populous city in South Africa. Did you know? …