First Friday, Las Vegas (July 2017)

Las Vegas – First Friday returns Friday, July 7th, 5-11pm. The event is a free and inclusive community festival which fosters creativity and culture in downtown Las Vegas, featuring local art, music and food. The theme for July’s event is Unity. Build bridges, not walls! Hashtag: #FirstFridayLV Where to go? The 18b Arts District is hopping, …

Resilience and Resource Efficiency in Cities

Cover City superfans, there’s a new report! The UN Environment report “Resilience and Resource Efficiency in Cities” is now available. Download here The report reflects on resilience, on resource efficiency, and on the nexus between the two. The authors explore definitions and implementation. Key Links http://www.resourceefficientcities.org https://www.iied.org/sustainable-cities-nexus-between-resilience-resource-efficiency Report (PDF) Questions How was the report prepared? Does the Global Initiative for …

Baltimore Tourism Day

Baltimore Tourism Day is Saturday, May 6. Visit Baltimore is offering FREE hop-on/hop-off bus tours with stops in many of the unique neighborhoods that comprise Baltimore. Expert guides will provide live narration on-board the bus. There are special activities and offers at local tourism businesses, attractions and sites throughout the day.Hop-on/hop-off Tourism Day buses will …

#WorldParksWeek

#WorldParksWeek takes place April 29 – May 7. New Zealand-based World Urban Parks requests photos of city parks around the globe. Some of our favorites: Cape Town Oaxaca Las Vegas London Mexico City Quito Key links World Urban Parks champions urban park outcomes for city liveability, place-making, conservation and access, and provides strong membership services by connecting, leveraging and …

Oaxaca’s 485th Anniversary

Oaxaca City celebrates its 485th anniversary, hosting the Encuentro de Cocineras Tradicionales. Celebrations include calendas on Monday afternoon. History Oaxaca’s name comes from a mangled version of the Aztec settlement Huaxyacac (“place of gourds”). Occupying the area as early as 1521, the Spanish established their new settlement in 1529. Oaxaca was first called Antequera after …

Mexico City Hosts World’s Largest Bicycle Party (2017)

Mexico City hosts the sixth World Bike Forum, April 19-23. Hashtag: #fmb6; Twitter: @WorldBikeForum; Website: fmb6.net In the big picture, biking and cycling are the unsung twin powerhouses of responsible, sustainable, eco and fair and conscious … travel. In 2017 we celebrate the Sustainable Tourism for Development universe by asking readers, what are the good cycling experiences? …

Henderson Crazy Spokes 2017

April 8 Henderson, Nevada hosted Crazy Spokes (Rayos Locos), which featured a 15-mile bike ride and 5.5-mile family fun ride. Hashtag: #BikeHenderson The event is part of a continuing celebration of Henderson as a Bicycle-Friendly Community with a fun bicycling event for all cycling abilities. Inclusive and immersive, it’s a local travel event we fully support. That …

Istanbul

Photo: Mariano Mantel, Galata Kulesi Istanbul, historically known as Constantinople and Byzantium, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country’s economic, cultural, and historic center. – Wikipedia Embedded Tweets Istanbul New Airport – changing the world of aviation https://t.co/DQWvKCCj7R — Turkish Airlines (@TurkishAirlines) October 27, 2018 Wikipedia Hagia Sophia Planeta.com Turkey Turkey Links …

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 …