Mexico City Zócalo

Photo: Ron Mader, Northeast Corner (Some rights reserved) Mexico City boasts one of the most storied plazas in the world. The Zócalo is the place to go to visit the Templo Mayor, National Palace and National Cathedral and is the heart of the Centro Historico, Mexico City and the nation itself. The Zócalo is bounded …

Janes Walk

Logo Jane’s Walk – janeswalk.org – is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. Walks take place in hundreds of cities around the world the first weekend of May. Key [email protected] Questions = Preguntas Are there videos from the walks? = ¿Hay videos de las caminatas? Are there recommended online …

Mission, Texas

Photo: Diann Bayes, National Butterfly Center (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Mission, Texas Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/FopHsAcd5VdnTD6c9 HeadlinesInside the Steve Bannon-Linked ‘Cambridge Analytica-Style, Military Grade Psy-Op’ That a Texas Butterfly Preserve Director Says Shut Down Her Border RefugeThe Butterfly Resistance Fighter Who Took on Trump – PoliticoThreats from QAnon conspiracists have forced a butterfly sanctuary in the …

Helsinki, Finland

Photo: Visit Finland (Some rights reserved) Located on the Gulf of Finland, Helsinki is the capital and largest city of Finland. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/6aJEJVMjrWRL9iQn6 HeadlinesThe city with no homeless on its streets – BBC‘It’s a miracle’: Helsinki’s radical solution to homelessness Recommended ListeningHelsinki Lost and Found – Quiet darkness, modernist delights and all the herring – …

Guadalajara

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Sunset (Used with permission) Guadalajara is the capital of Jalisco, and is Mexico’s second-largest city with a population of 3.5 million and is one of wealthiest urban centers in Latin America. Those who love Guadalajara say it embodies nothing less than the soul of the nation. Guadalajara is home to mariachis and …

Cities Links

Photo: Ron Mader, Vegas/Paris (Some rights reserved) What would those in the know like others know about cities? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesHow cities will fossilise – BBCRewilding our cities: beauty, biodiversity and the biophilic cities movement – Guardian – @amanda_sturgeon“Megacities” on the rise – AxiosThe art of noticing: five ways …

City Parks Links

Photo: Ron Mader, Wetlands Park (Some rights reserved) What would insiders like others to know about city parks? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesWhen Parks Were Radical – The Atlantic Recommended ListeningLoving nature and revitalized cities – Lawyers write the rules which underpin our economy. So with a little legal imagination can …

Sacramento, California

Photo: Ron Mader, Gunther’s (Some rights reserved) City of Sacramento: One of the most historic cities in California, Sacramento boasts an impressive array of landmarks, parks, amenities and other must-see points of interest. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/FAwbnCdeohFqFnu98 LandmarksCalifornia State CapitolThe Capitol building is home to the government of the state of California, house of the legislature and …

Saint Petersburg

Graphic: Erica Fischer, Locals and Tourists (Some rights reserved) Saint Petersburg is located on the Gulf of Finland coast and at the mouth of the Neva River, and is divided into 18 districts. Russia’s second largest city has a 2017 population of 5,281,579. Townspeople prefer to call their city Piter. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/stzCNfqDoF2J8xNt9 Cultural WorldPetersburg is …