Kansas City, Missouri

Photo: USFWS, Planting for butterflies Wikipedia: Kansas City, Missouri was founded in the 1830s as a Missouri River port at its confluence with the Kansas River coming in from the west. On June 1, 1850 the town of Kansas was incorporated; shortly after came the establishment of the Kansas Territory. Confusion between the two ensued …

New Orleans

Photo: Kent Kanouse, Royal Street New Orleans is considered an economic and commercial hub for the broader Gulf Coast region of the United States. Google Maps Mardi Grashttps://www.insidehook.com/article/travel/new-orleans-locals-on-how-to-avoid-being-a-total-douche-at-mardi-gras Recommended listeningLNL in New Orleans MuseumsBackstreet Cultural MuseumOgden Museum of Southern Art Ogden After Hours on Thursdays from 6-8 Live music at the museumThe Historic New Orleans …

The Nature of Cities

Twitter Avatar Who to follow on Twitter? @TNatureOfCities More about The Nature of CitiesQuoting from About the Nature of Cities: The Nature of Cities is an international platform to share diverse, transformative ideas about cities as ecosystems of people, nature, and infrastructure. We are committed to the design and creation of better cities for all: cities that …

San Francisco

Photo: Matthias Ripp, Bird and Bridge Spotlight on San Francisco, California Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/n8mM4GeoGcEneFo9A Questions What would locals like visitors to know about San Francisco? QuotesSan Francisco has only one drawback — ’tis hard to leave.– Rudyard Kipling TimeCurrent local time in San Francisco Headlineshttps://www.thenation.com/article/san-francisco-school-muralhttp://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/article/Best-parks-for-Bay-Area-camping-in-a-great-11021457.phphttp://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/18/opinion/sunday/what-san-francisco-says-about-america.htmlhttps://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/07/12/why-are-there-ships-buried-under-san-franciscoThey Don’t Make San Francisco’s Playgrounds Like They Used ToWhat to eat …

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 …

Minneapolis-St Paul

Photo: Food truck Wikipedia: Minneapolis–Saint Paul is a major metropolitan area built around the Mississippi, Minnesota and St. Croix rivers in east central Minnesota. The area is commonly known as the Twin Cities after its two largest cities, Minneapolis, the most populous city in the state, and Saint Paul, the state capital. Despite the Twin …

Edmonton

Photo: ICRT Canada Located in the heart of the western Canadian prairies, the capital of Alberta and surrounding area is home to 1.3 million people. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/bjdzB814GV3EGDyk7 Key Linksedmonton.com Governmentedmonton.camunicipal-census-resultshttps://twitter.com/greenestcity Tourism Portalsexploreedmonton.com @ExploreEdmonton Hockeynhl.com/oilersrogersplace.com – @RogersPlace Photos Planeta.com

Des Moines, Iowa

Photo: Mark Hesseltine, Skyline Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in Iowa. NameA controversial recent hypothesis using a study of Miami-Illinois tribal names concludes the word Moingona comes from mooyiiinkweena, a derogatory name which translates roughly to “the excrement-faces.” The name was apparently given to Marquette and Joliet by a tribal …

Rio de Janeiro

Welcome to Rio (pronounced ‘Heeoo’ by locals). Located on Brazil’s Atlantic coast, Rio de Janeiro was the country’s capital between 1763 and 1960 and is the country’s second largest city. Natural WorldThe world’s only urban forest is located in Rio. Its area of 3,300 hectares encompasses trees, belvederes, caves and waterfalls in Tijuca National Park. …