Sea lions at Pier 39, San Francisco

Shopping center + wildlife = a popular tourist attraction.

Pier 39 in San Francisco. Photos from my recent road trip around the U.S.




American National Parks

The National Parks System is one of the best American ideas. Although this an urban themed blog, I want to share my recent and mostly non-urban American Road Trip, which was organized to visit 12 American National Park Areas. I believe that National Parks, by connecting people to nature,  inspire environmental action in natural areas as well as in cities. You can download my trip report, or view photos and route here:


Fish in the Bronx River

Christine Alfsen of UNESCO-NYC and I went to Rocking the Boat for the Community Rowing event on the Bronx River. We got on a boat and rowed upstream to the Concrete Plant park. On our way we’ve seen several fishermen, one of them with this big fish. Photo: Cicy Medina, program assistant at Rocking the Boat, demonstrating the fish to curious community members in her boat.