Habitat 3 (2016)

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 …

A Slow, Local, Adventure in the Arts: Gallery Weekend Mexico #GWM

September 23-25 Gallery Weekend Mexico Hashtag: #GWM If you are in Mexico City this weekend, our slow local adventure of choice would be to ride the free shuttles in between some fantastic art galleries. Plus, tonight there are cocktails and there is nothing like seeing art in person to make one thirsty. Un mezcal más, por favor. …

Second Climate Change Summit of the Americas #CCCA2016Jalisco

August 31-September 1 II Cumbre de Cambio Climático de las Américas / Second Climate Change Summit of the Americas (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico)Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SemadetJalYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SEMADET Hashtag: #CCCA2016Jalisco Lo que pasa en Jalisco impacta en todo el mundo (What happens in Jalisco impacts the world). The Second Climate Change Summit of the Americas organized by the Government of Jalisco through the …

A Festival of Three Rivers (2016)

Photo: brian kelly, Filtration Plant Fort Wayne, Indiana – July 8-16 Three Rivers Festival – Fort Wayne’s biggest summer party since 1969. Highlights include a parade, a bed race, a running race, raft race, heaps of junk food and (to be confirmed) bike valet service. The festival is an annual tradition and begins the Saturday after Independence Day (July …

Las Vegas #RTTC Conversation

Photo: Wetlands Park I have mixed feelings about Las Vegas, but what it does right few people talk about and what it does wrong locals don’t think visitors need to know about. It’s still a challenge to listen to locals downtown. There are attractions, points of interest, downloadable maps, but no regularly scheduled guided walks. …

Indaba 2011

Photo Videos Doung Jahangeer, artist and architect and founder of Dala (www.dala.org.za), hosted delegates of the Responsible Tourism in Cities conference, Fri 6 May 2011, on his The City Walk, in Durban. The focus: the spaces inbetween, spaces of amnesia, marketplaces and order in perceived chaos. 2011 Durban City Walk Planeta.com Durban, South Africa South …

Urban Ecotourism Declaration

Poster From the archives Participants in the first International Urban Ecotourism Conference (2004) respect Urban Ecotourism as an ongoing opportunity to conserve biological and social diversity, create new jobs and improve the quality of life. We issue the following declaration: Recognizing urban centers as cradles of civilization, socio-political progress, examples of co-existence between diverse cultures …