City Parks

Photo: Ron Mader, Chapultepec (Some rights reserved) Our view: City parks are essential urban infrastructure. We cannot take city parks for granted so Planeta.com spotlights our favorite city parks around the world. What we love: City parks are used for physical activity, competitive games and gentle strolls. City parks are safe havens for children in …

Mexico City

Photo: Pablo Leautaud, Chapultepec and Reforma (Some rights reserved) Mexico City (Ciudad de México) is one of the oldest cities in the Americas. Also beloved as the Distrito Federal, DF, and CDMX, the metropolus has an elevation of 2,240 meters or 7,350 feet). This is the political hub of Mexico. Cultural and historic landmarks are …

Urban Ecotourism

Photo: Wetlands Park (Some rights reserved) Urban ecotourism = Ecotourism in cities HeadlinesWild urban spaces: Rethinking ecotourism as a mass tourism product – Sudipta K Sarkar Embedded Tweets Also see: Shēngtài Lǚyóu = Ecology Tourism WikipediaUrban ecotourism Conference Planeta.com

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 …

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 …