Light City

Baltimore hosts the first ever large-scale light festival in the United States. During the festival each year, the city is transformed with state-of-the-art light displays, video projections on buildings, dancing fountains, light sculptures, and interactive technologies to create once-in-a-lifetime experiences for families, residents and visitors. Light City features uniquely curated live music shows that will …

Project Enchilada (Las Vegas)

Poster For fans of downtown Las Vegas July 2018 announcement of the City of Las Vegas’ Project Enchilada which seeks public-private collaboration to enhance the area from Las Vegas Boulevard to 14th Street. The project aims to bring more energy, redevelopment, and new commerce to downtown Las Vegas. Included are many of the recommendations set …

ITB 2018

From ITB Urlaub ist unsere Natur. Future DayFor 15 years, ITB Future Day has been the most important day of the ITB Berlin Convention. This is where mega trends in economy and society and key topics of the global travel and tourism industry are discussed. Exclusive empirical study results and examples of Best Demonstrated Practices …

Designing Equitable Foundations for Open Knowledge

Poster Announcement: The theme for the 2018 International Open Access Week (October 22-28) is “designing equitable foundations for open knowledge.” Examples please of open access policies and practices and how they are implemented by governments, funders, universities, publishers, and scholars. Hashtags: #OAweek, #OpenAccessWeek SPARC: This year’s theme reflects a scholarly system in transition. While governments, …

Improving Biodiversity Media

Screenshot It’s a challenge for all websites to move with the times, figure out new modes of collaboration and education. Having focused on biodiversity conservation and tourism dos and don’ts since 1995, Planeta.com has documented numerous events and led on-site workshops. I would like to update our guide to improving biodiversity media. = Es un …

Dizhsa Nabani

Poster For anyone keen on Indigenous languages, language revitalization and the International Year of Indigenous Languages (2019 at its finest!), this conversation spotlights a favorite new video series: Dizhsa Nabani = Lengua Viva = Living Language, a documentary project on Zapotec language and identity in San Jerónimo Tlacochahuaya, Oaxaca, Mexico. Thank you, thank you, thank …

They Might Be Giants

Photo: Mammal Quotable, hummable … Favorite bands Let’s get this over with Even when you’re out of work you still have a job to do Even when you don’t know what it is Your job knows what it is What it is is it’s coming to get you I’m talking to myself even when I’m …

Visitor Spending Near USA National Parks

Photo: Grand Canyon In 2018, visitor spending in communities near national parks resulted in a $40.1 billion benefit to the nation’s economy and supported 329,000 jobs. In 2018, 318 million park visitors spent an estimated $20.2 billion in local gateway regions while visiting National Park Service lands across the country. These expenditures supported a total …

Podcast Faves 2018

Poster As we unveil our favorite podcasts of 2018, it is a good time to reflect on the act of listening. When we are mindfully aware of our senses, we are rarely speaking. We are absorbing – listening, seeing, touching, tasting, smelling. Podcasts and good radio ask that we listen.  Podcasts create a world co-created …

Low Carbon

Photo Low Carbon = Economy based on low carbon power sources that therefore has a minimal output of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere, but specifically refers to the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide Low-Carbon and Loving It: Adventures in sustainable living – from the streets of India to middle class Australia Recommended Listening Living the …