City Nature Challenge 2021

Photo The City Nature Challenge was founded by @alisonkestrel and @lilamayhiggins and organized by the citizen science / community science teams from the California Academy of Sciences @CalAcademy and the Natural History Museum of L.A. County @NHMLA Hashtags: #CityNatureChallenge, #RetoNaturaListaUrbano The 2021 City Nature Challenge takes place in two parts:April 30 – May 3 Taking …

Mumbai

Photo: Vidur Malhotra , Mumbai Mumbai (previously known as Bombay, the official name until 1995) is the capital city of the state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India with an estimated city proper population of 12.4 million as of 2011. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/EahuYRchEzntX9Fo7 Recommended ListeningOn the tip of a billion tongues: Mumbai …

Cities Links

Photo: Vegas/Paris Links about cities presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesRewilding our cities: beauty, biodiversity and the biophilic cities movement – Guardian – @amanda_sturgeon“Megacities” on the rise – AxiosThe art of noticing: five ways to experience a city differentlyFour principles for the future of city streets – Mediumhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/video/postlive/transformers-cities-connecting-local-governments-with-citizens-and-their-cities/2017/11/14/596ef9ee-c956-11e7-b506-8a10ed11ecf5_video.htmlhttps://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jul/03/which-worlds-most-biodiverse-city-extreme-citieshttps://theconversation.com/go-native-why-we-need-wildlife-allotments-to-bring-species-back-to-the-burbs-69631http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2015/06/14/how-can-we-engage-residents-to-conserve-urban-biodiversity-talk-to-themhttp://www.accorhotels-group.com/en/news/urban-ecotourism-greening-cities.htmlhttp://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/04/nature-urban-national-parkshttp://news.wtmlondon.com/blog/responsible-tourism/how-can-cities-meet-the-needs-of-locals-and-touristshttp://safecities.economist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/EIU_Safe_Cities_Index_2015_white_paper-1.pdf (PDF)The 10 worst city tourism videosThe Rise …

Mazatlán

Photo: Desde olas Mazatlán is the second-largest city in the state of Sinaloa. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/4rfPkNxoN7cpbf7s5 BaseballVenados de Mazatlán are part of the Mexican Pacific League. The league’s season begins in mid-October and ends in late December. Playoffs are in January. Governmentmazatlan.gob.mx TransportationCar ferry service crosses the Gulf of California, from Mazatlán to La Paz, Baja …

Cuernavaca

Photo: Arches The city of Cuernavaca (elevation: 1,548 meters, 4,856 feet) boasts one of the most agreeable climates in the country and is adorned with colorful flowers year-round, earning the moniker “land of eternal spring.” Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/BHUgXfGgkC7DMNvu7 HistoryCapital of the state of Morelos, Cuernavaca has a storied past. What is today the state of Morelos …

Brisbane

Photos: Brisbane City Council, Painted Traffic Boxes 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 …

Las Vegas Links

Las Vegas Flag Links about Las Vegas presented in mostly random fashion: HeadlinesLas Vegas is set to come out of Covid-19 better than ever – CNNLas Vegas pushes to become first to ban ornamental grassRadar study shows 46 million grasshoppers descended on Las Vegas – Phys.orgVegas bets on a comebackThese daytrips from Las Vegas can …

Sydney

Photo: Neerav Bhatt, Luminous Light Capital of New South Wales, Sydney is the largest of the eight state capitals and has a population of 4.3 million. Founded in 1788, Sydney is the oldest European settlement in Australia. Natural WorldSydney is located on Port Jackson, commonly known as Sydney Harbour. The harbor is dotted with small …