2017 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 …

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 …

2017 #StateofVegas

Hashtags Las Vegas – State of Las Vegas presentation made by Mayor Carolyn Goodman. Hashtag:#StateofVegas. The video was streamed live Thursday, January 12, 5pm PST: https://livestream.com/accounts/11449855/events/6840049, YouTube: https://youtu.be/xNQoL47tmWQ and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CityOfLasVegas Twitter shoutout: @cityoflasvegas, @mayoroflasvegas Technical Questions Is anyone periscoping corridor moments or any of the happenings before or after the address? Is there a transcript of the …

Puebla City

Photo: Russ Bowling, Puebla The city of Puebla (elevation: 2,160 meters or 7,085 feet) is the capital of the state of Puebla and the fourth largest city in Mexico. Puebla is a modern city with rich history and beauty. The city is justly famous for its colonial architecture, gastronomy and crafts. HISTORY Founded in 1531 …

Tlaxcala City

Photo: Dinesh Rao, Meeting Located at the foot of La Malinche volcano, Tlaxcala City is the capital of the state of Tlaxcala. Tlaxcala City is a colonial gem. The Plaza de la Constitución, also known as the Zócalo, boasts several impressive colonial buildings, including the sixteenth-century Government Palace which features colorful twentieth-century murals and the …

Rio de Janeiro

Welcome to Rio (pronounced ‘Heeoo’ by locals). Located on Brazil’s Atlantic coast, Rio de Janeiro was the country’s capital between 1763 and 1960 and is the country’s second largest city. Natural World The world’s only urban forest is located in Rio. Its area of 3,300 hectares encompasses trees, belvederes, caves and waterfalls in Tijuca National …

Habitat3

Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development taking place this week in Quito, Ecuador, October 17 – 20. The meeting takes place every 20 years, and its action-oriented outcome, known as the New Urban Agenda, will be finalized this week. It has 175 items that center around two core objectives: inclusive …