2019 Heart of the City

Poster Montreal – Park People’s Heart of the City Conference takes place June 12-14. Heart of the City is hosted by Park People (@Park_People ) an independent charity that supports and mobilizes people to help them activate the power of parks to improve quality of life in cities across Canada. Keynote speaker Jerome Dupras is both bassist …

St Louis, Missouri

Photo: Old Courthouse St. Louis is a major port in the state of Missouri, built along the western bank of the Mississippi River, which marks Missouri’s border with Illinois. Headlines For Post-Dispatch Carriers, a Shrinking Print Edition Makes a Hard Job Even Harder Cheap Travel in St. Louis – Tim Leffel http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/04/20/st-louis-infrastructure-sewer-tunnel-water-system-215056 Elsewhere on the …

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 …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park Keep Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism and conscious travel, one of the must visit places in Las Vegas is Clark County Wetlands Park just beyond the football and rugby stadium. The Clark County Wetlands Park is free to enter at all access points. The park is open …

Mexico City’s National Anthropology Museum

Photo: Photos under the fountain National Anthropology Museum (Museo Nacional de Antropología) in Mexico City. Not open on Mondays. Key Links mna.inah.gob.mx General information (Español) Boletines @mna_inah Videos Embedded Tweets Buenas noches.Museo Nacional de Antropología Ciudad de México pic.twitter.com/ytLu85fTHs — Antonio Saborit (@Antonio_Saborit) December 5, 2018 ¡Hoy estamos de fiesta!El Museo Nacional de Antropología cumple …

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 …

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 …

Guadalajara, Jalisco

Photo Guadalajara is the capital of Jalisco is the country’s second-largest city with a population of 3.5 million and is one of Latin America’s wealthiest urban centers and an attractive place to host events, including the Pan American Games and the annual book fair! Those who love Guadalajara say it embodies nothing less than the …