Cities Links

Photo: Vegas/Paris Links about cities presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesThe 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 of the ‘Free’ City Tour – @vickybakerThe secrets of the world’s happiest citiesHow well do cities use the …

Bangkok = Krung Thep

Photo: Nik Cyclist, Before Labor Day Bangkok is the capital city of and largest urban area in Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep, meaning “city of angels.” Headlineshttps://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1874084/the-early-bird-has-made-his-last-flightBangkok’s Khao San Road is getting a US$1.6 million makeover to clean up backpacker ghettohttp://www.paperplanesblog.com/bangkok-protests-informationhttp://bangkok.coconuts.co/2013/06/15/first-asia-airbnb-launches-neighborhoods-feature-bangkokhttp://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/travel/2015/05/23/innovative-indian-restaurant-bangkok/gW2N7VMyahH1lmbaUQIOxJ/story.html Newsbangkokpost.com Elsewhere on the …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park Here is a place I dearly love to take friends – a quiet park on the eastern outskirts of town, heading toward the Colorado River and Lake Mead: Clark County Wetlands Park Wetlands, in the Mojave Desert. Critical flyway. Keep Las Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism …

Guadalajara

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Sunset 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 the charro tradition, …

Mexico City Zócalo

Photo: Northeast Corner 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 on the north by Cinco …

Nairobi

Photo: Francisco Anzola, Ambassadeur Nairobi is the capital and largest city of Kenya. The name “Nairobi” comes from the Maasai phrase Enkare Nyrobi, which translates to “cold water.” Main street: Kenyatta Avenue! Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/7AukawSVHJiMQTBA6 In addition to its urban core, the city has Nairobi National Park, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered black …

London

Photo: Thames Barrier Park London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/aWU4okkLRZXoVmuu5 ParksLondon has many beautiful city parks including the Kew Botanical Gardens. Cultural WorldIconic landmarks include the Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and the London Eye. MarketsFarmers markets are becoming more …

Indianapolis

Photo: Eric Fischer Spotlight on Indianapolis, Indiana, the circle city Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/EgV2rUX3Cqd8RePr7 HeadlinesStaff Best Things: Best tree to sit under and contemplate your dharmaIndianapolis church places Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus inside cage to protest Trump immigration policies – The Hill MuseumsRay Bradbury’s OfficeChildren’s Museum Elsewhere on the Webhuniindy.orgIndianapolisCurrent time in Indianapolisvisitindy.com – @VisitIndyhttp://www.1070thefan.com/listenhttp://skift.com/2013/07/05/indianapolis-spends-6m-to-become-a-cricket-centerfreewheelinbikes.orgHoosier Mountain Bike …

Downtown Las Vegas

Photo: Stardust Downtown Las Vegas (commonly abbreviated as DTLV) is the central original gambling district and historic center of Las Vegas. Downtown is the heart of the city and one in the midst of a long-haul renewal. Hashtag: #DTLV Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/eKRrkVUvZ15skZ26A Faves Features Older Features Planeta.com

Prague

Photo: Nan Palmero, Gulliver Zepplin at Submarine Cables at Dox Museum Prague Prague is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/CGctVPUxXZfyaAM98 HeadlinesOvertourism in Prague: Ideas for post-coronavirus times? – DW ‘I’m a stranger in my own city’: Prague takes on Airbnb to dam flood of tourists – Guardian RailwayPraha hlavní nádraží …