Guadalajara, Jalisco

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Sunset Guadalajara is the capital of Jalisco, and is Mexico’s second-largest city with a population of 3.5 million and is one of wealthiest urban centers in Latin America. Those who love Guadalajara say it embodies nothing less than the soul of the nation. Guadalajara is home to mariachis and the charro tradition, …

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, …

Teruel

Photo: Jocelyn Erskine-Kellie, La Escalinata Wikipedia: Teruel is a city in Aragon, located in eastern Spain, and is also the capital of Teruel Province. It has a population of 35,675 in 2014 making it the least populated provincial capital in the country. It is noted for its harsh climate, with a very big daily variation …

Madrid

Photo: Santiago Lopez-Pastor, Bulevar de la Naturaleza Madrid is the capital of Spain. Google Maps goo.gl/maps 2019 Climate COP 25 Natural world Madrid is located on the Manzanares River. Madrid has a number of city parks, including Parque del Buen Retiro located downtown and near the Prado Museum. Once outside Madrid, this park is now …

Public Art in Las Vegas

Photo: Paiutes in Henderson The following are snapshots of public art and street art in greater Las Vegas, part of our modified, off-the-beaten track approach to the Grand Circle of the Southwest. Seven Magic Mountains Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains is a large-scale site-specific public art installation within the Ivanpah Valley adjacent to Sheep Mountain …

Edinburgh

Photo: Matthias Ripp, Street Scene Edinburgh is famous for festivals: Hogmanay, Fringe and more. Elsewhere on the Web media.ed.ac.uk Current Time Edinburgh Headlines 10-best-jokes-from-the-edinburgh-fringe scottish-capital-bids-to-catch-up Elsewhere on the Web princes-street.com BAA Edinburgh The National Museum of Scotland is situated in Chambers Street, in Edinburgh’s Old Town, a few minutes walk from the Royal Mile. Chambers …

National Park City

Buzzwords National Park City = A large urban area that is managed and semi-protected through both formal and informal means to enhance the natural capital of its living landscape (source) Hashtag: #NationalParkCity The London National Park City is officially the world’s first National Park City. Videos London http://www.nationalparkcity.london launch gathering youtube Twitter @LondonNPC @DanRavenEllison @WalesNP …

City Parks Links

Photo: Wetlands Park Links related to city parks presented in somewhat random fashion: Libros Digitales La reinvención del espacio público en la ciudad fragmentada (PDF) Te invitamos a leer este libro en un #parque. En este #DomingoLector te recomendamos: La reinvención del espacio público en la ciudad fragmentada. Descárgalo gratuitamente: https://t.co/fvpxiFdnvv pic.twitter.com/Aand6JiVi4 — IISUNAM (@IISUNAM) …

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Photo: John Fowler, Watermelon Mountain Albuquerque (Diné: Beeʼeldííl Dahsinil) is New Mexico’s most populous city and is located at the base of the Sandia Mountains along the banks of the Rio Grande. Events The first week of October check out the International Balloon Fiesta, the world’s largest such gathering of hot-air balloons from around the …

Auckland = Tamaki Makaurau

Photo: Tatters, Ginko Tree Auckland is awesome. Located on the North Island of New Zealand (Aotearoa), Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau) is home to about 1.6 million. The country’s largest city has one third of the country’s entire population. The city is affectionately known as the City of Sails. Indigenous Connections Tamaki Makaurau, the original Māori name for …