Parks for the People

The National Parks Service and National Forest Service of the Department of Interior and Agriculture respectively is responsible for maintaining federal parks and forest areas for conservation and ecotourism purposes. Walking the trails of these parks from the city, state, and federal levels made me wonder how a similar system like the park and forest … Continue reading Parks for the People

Parks, Recreation, & Historic Sites: Mapping History and Diversity

The past week was full of fun and excitement as I got out in the field to do trail mapping and enjoy the beautiful spring weather of Frankfort City, Kentucky. I may have mentioned this before, but I will say it again. The parks system and the appreciation & respect of the people of Frankfort … Continue reading Parks, Recreation, & Historic Sites: Mapping History and Diversity

A View in Time Between Two Cities

Take a glimpse of how two riverfront cities, one from the USA and the Philippines grew from 1984 to 2016. Click here to view the Google Time lapse slideshow for Metro Manila. And here to view the Google Time lapse slideshow for Frankfort City, Kentucky. Notice how urban sprawl follows major highways and the difference … Continue reading A View in Time Between Two Cities

Twenty – Eleven – Four – One: Professionals off to a running start

Twenty south east Asian leaders from the environmental sustainability field traveled to eleven partner cities, counties, or organizations of the International City/County Management Association to host the young professionals for four weeks from April 28 to May 26, exposing them to their city government operations, and assist with sustainability programs.  

Manila to D.C. – 27 Hours++ and 8,667.65 mi (13,949.23 km)++ Later

A few days left before the YSEALI-ICMA Spring Professional Fellowship Program. And here I am, not yet packed, I'm still rushing to finish off reports and other outputs before I leave the paperwork behind or else bring them with me for an extra baggage or two. But I just had to make this quick map … Continue reading Manila to D.C. – 27 Hours++ and 8,667.65 mi (13,949.23 km)++ Later