Mission, Texas

Photo: Shaine Mata, Statue Spotlight on Mission, Texas Government missiontexas.us Facebook @CityOfMissionTX YouTube Elsewhere on the Web missiontexas.net National Butterfly Center nationalbutterflycenter.org @NatButterflies Headlines https://riograndeguardian.com/south-texas-elected-officials-cut-out-the-border-is-violent-rhetoric https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-would-destroy-this-historic-church-to-get-his-wall Embedded Tweets “Many of these bees range no more than a few hundred yards from their nests in a lifetime, and so the National Butterfly Center is the only …

El Paso

Photo: Jasperado, Chamizal El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, located in the far western corner of Texas. Baseball https://www.milb.com/el-paso @epchihuahuas Chamizal Chamizal National Memorial commemorates the peaceful resolution of a 100 year old border dispute between the United States and Mexico. It was caused by the changing course …

Las Vegas

Vegas 1921 Mural Publisher’s note: Viva los slow adventures and responsible, conscious, local travel that doesn’t skip on the eating, drinking, gaming and entertaining fit for one of the world’s most storied cities. In terms of this page and links below, as of August 2018,  the coverage of Las Vegas and surrounding environs from Planeta.com …

City Parks Links

Photo Links related to city parks presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @CentParklands @FortWayneParks @ChicagoParks @Zilker_Park @Barton_Springs @sandiegoparks @NYCParks @CentralParkNYC @FortWayneParks @SeattleParks @WUParks @LondonNPC @CityParksAll @Stuff_by_Craig @hphpcentral @wuparks @Park_People @CalgaryParks @cityparksall @Adrian_Benepe @buteparkcardiff @parcbute @ParkdaleWalking @Parksify @tpl_org @jaketobin @playandparks @westmidsparks @RBCparklife @CWparkman Headlines http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/09/better-than-nature/492716 Flickr city parks gallery world parks group Urban Nature Desire Paths …

Cities Links

Photo: Vegas/Paris Links about cities presented in somewhat random fashion: Fearless Cities http://fearlesscities.com https://www.opendemocracy.net/fearlesscities Quiz https://www.theguardian.com/cities/ng-interactive/2017/dec/19/quiz-city-historic-map Headlines https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/postlive/transformers-cities-connecting-local-governments-with-citizens-and-their-cities/2017/11/14/596ef9ee-c956-11e7-b506-8a10ed11ecf5_video.html https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jul/03/which-worlds-most-biodiverse-city-extreme-cities https://theconversation.com/go-native-why-we-need-wildlife-allotments-to-bring-species-back-to-the-burbs-69631 http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2015/06/14/how-can-we-engage-residents-to-conserve-urban-biodiversity-talk-to-them http://www.accorhotels-group.com/en/news/urban-ecotourism-greening-cities.html http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/04/nature-urban-national-parks http://news.wtmlondon.com/blog/responsible-tourism/how-can-cities-meet-the-needs-of-locals-and-tourists http://safecities.economist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/EIU_Safe_Cities_Index_2015_white_paper-1.pdf (PDF) The 10 worst city tourism videos The Rise of the ‘Free’ City Tour – @vickybaker The secrets of the world’s happiest cities How well do cities use the social …

Janes Walk

Elsewhere on the Web Jane’s Walk – https://janeswalk.org – is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. Walks take place in hundreds of cities around the world the first weekend of May. Key Links janeswalk.org Facebook @janeswalk Questions Are there videos from the walks? Are there recommended online resources, publications, …

Henderson, Nevada

Photo: City Hall Arrow Henderson is located in the foothills south and adjacent to Las Vegas. Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is the second largest city in Nevada, known for its parks, biking and hiking trails and master-planned communities. Henderson is certified Playful City USA. Natural World Among our favorite city parks in the world: Cornerstone, …

Christchurch

Photo: Ron Mader, Penguins The largest city on the South Island and the second largest city in New Zealand, Christchurch has a population of about 367,000. It is located in Canterbury. Tautahi means “the place of Tautahi” and was adopted as the general Māori name for Christchurch City in the 1930s. The name is derived from the Ngai Tahu …