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, …

Dallas, Texas

Photo: Steve Rainwater, Big Tex Dallas is the most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, which is the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Dallas/Fort Worth? Google Maps Airports Love Field – Facebook – @dallaslovefield DFW – @DFWAirport Local Faves Texas Pecan Company …

Public Art in Las Vegas

Photo: Cosmic Punk Snapshots of Street Art in Las Vegas (part of our modified, off-the-beaten track approach to the Grand Circle of the SouthWest) DTLV Ever-changing street landscape in DTLV. Saturday morning stroll downtown https://t.co/IJ5i6krx8k #DTLV #StreetArt @LasVegasLocally @DTLVfans @CityOfLasVegas pic.twitter.com/j2447th81j — Ron Mader (@ronmader) March 18, 2017 Wheel of Misfortune Behind Lake Mead Boat …

Cities Links

Photo: Vegas/Paris Links about cities presented in somewhat random fashion: Fearless Cities http://fearlesscities.com https://www.opendemocracy.net/fearlesscities https://www.flickr.com/photos/barcelona_cat/32405613018 Quiz https://www.theguardian.com/cities/ng-interactive/2017/dec/19/quiz-city-historic-map Headlines The art of noticing: five ways to experience a city differently Four principles for the future of city streets – Medium 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 …

Charlotte, North Carolina

Photo Charlotte is the largest city in the state of North Carolina and the county seat of Mecklenburg County. Murals 15 of Charlotte’s newest murals and the meanings behind them Twitter @CLTgov Elsewhere on the Web http://charlottenc.gov – @CLTgov http://www.fox46charlotte.com – https://www.facebook.com/fox46charlotte – @FOX46News http://www.charlotteobserver.com https://livestream.uncc.edu https://weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/l/USNC0121:1:US http://www.renaissancepatisserie.com/ https://www.facebook.com/RenaissancePatisserie/ @FinePatisserie https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g49022-Charlotte_North_Carolina-Vacations.html https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g49022-Activities-Charlotte_North_Carolina.html http://www.ziocharlotte.com/ Wikipedia Charlotte …

Cape Town

Bus Station Cape Town (Afrikaans: Stad Kaapstad; Xhosa: IsiXeko saseKapa) is the metropolitan municipality which governs the city and its suburbs. We’d like to explore this further: Cape Town is located on an underground river called Camissa, meaning ‘place of sweet waters.’ Natural World Cape Town is famous for its harbor as well as landmarks Table Mountain …

Brisbane

Photo: Museum Brisbane or ‘Brizzie’ is the capital and most populous city of Queensland. With a population of nearly 2 million, this is the third largest city in Australia. Brisbane has a humid subtropical climate. FYI – Brisbane has more species of plants, animals and insects than any other capital city in Australia. Bikes Brisbane …

São Paulo

Photo: Diego Torres Silvestre, Downtown São Paulo is a municipality in the Southeast Region of Brazil. The name of the city honors the Apostle, Saint Paul of Tarsus. Headlines Sound-politics in São Paulo, Brazil Elsewhere on the web https://news.vice.com/story/sao-paulos-graffiti-artists-revolt-after-mayor-attempts-to-paint-the-city-grey Museum of the Portuguese Language http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/global-site-plans-grid/272911/s-o-paulo-brazil-will-soon-have-free-bicycle-service-center http://thisbigcity.net/sao-paulo-transforms-parklets-into-public-policy http://roadsandkingdoms.com/2014/know-before-you-go-sao-paulo Bartering and Sustainable Cities: Shaping a Different Value …

Durban, South Africa

Photo: Dresses The Zulu name for the coastal city of Durban is ‘eThekwini’ meaning ‘where the ocean and earth meet.’ Natural World The sardine run is an annual phenomenon during the South African winter. Shoals of sardines Sardinops sagax move from the waters of the Eastern Cape to those of KwaZulu-Natal each year in June or July. Tour operators …

Houston

Photo: Ken Lund, Old Harris County Courthouse Houston is the most populous city in Texas, and the fourth most populous city in the United States. History Houston was founded in 1836 on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen’s Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city …