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The JT Insider Food Guide: Mexico

Jacada Travel | Posted 09.03.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Top chef Enrique Olvera of Mexico City's world renowned restaurant Pujol, gives us his tips on how to experience the best of this foodie nation.

Legendary PALM to Close ... New One Opening in Beverly Hills!

Jay Weston | Posted 09.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

all photos by Jay and Palm Flashing back to 1975, it was the year that "Jaws" was released, Billy M...

Involving the Urban Poor in Inclusive Housing

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Participatory planning integrates the poor and vulnerable into the housing development process and ensures that good intentions are translated into impact for the community.

How Jokowi Helps Jakarta's Street Vendors

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Integrating street vending into urban planning is both a challenge and an important step towards inclusive cities.

Charles de Lisle talks designing Maximo Bistro

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 09.14.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Baudouin

"Sometimes the best projects are the ones that are not about paying the rent, but loving what you are doing." Interior designer, Charles de Lisle m...

The Power of the Mural

John M. Eger | Posted 09.08.2014 | Arts
John M. Eger

Before the matches of the World Cup began, the Brazilian people were protesting in the streets because they knew they could not afford the $13 billion it cost to host the games. In Greece, similar concerns about public mismanagement was the issue and like Brazil, street artists reflected those concerns.

Global Initiatives for HIV/AIDS Prevention

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Every city faces a different local context when it comes to fighting HIV/AIDS, and strategies must cater to local needs.

For Matthew Shepard and His Family

Enrique Torre Molina | Posted 08.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Enrique Torre Molina

At the end of my first year in college, just when I began to come out to my family and friends, I read about a young man in the United States, Matthew Shepard, who had been brutally murdered for being gay. This shocked me for many reasons -- first, because I identified with a few of Matthew's traits.

Women and Money: Bridging the Financial Inclusion Gender Gap in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

The urban poor in the Global South lack access to banking and financial services, and women are disproportionately affected. They are less likely than men to hold a bank account, to take out a loan, or to borrow money.

Women on the Map: Who Was Virginia? Charlotte? Louise? Beverly?

Bob Schulman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Flying to Mexico for some fun in the sun at Playa del Carmen? Or maybe to Charlotte Amalie down on St. Thomas? Or to Lake Louise up in Canada? Or to Victoria Falls over in Africa? Or to Beverly Hills to spend a week with your rich uncle?

Striking Photos Of Mexico City's Retired Sex Workers

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 06.06.2014 | Arts

By David Rosenberg It’s an unusual question that isn’t often asked: What happens to sex workers once they retire? Photographer Bénédicte Desr...

Kaank'uun to Cancun: The Backstory of Mexico's Blockbuster Resort

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.13.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Today, fun-in-the-sun-loving tourists and wannabe archaeologists alike are bedding down in some 41,000 rooms in 385 hotels along the powdery beaches of the Riviera.

Mapping Technologies for the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Mapping people, places, and characteristics of urban spaces is essential for understanding cities and their residents in the Global South, and data visualization is crucial for development interventions.

10 Reasons to Visit Mexico Now

AFAR | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel
AFAR

Mexico is home to some of the richest archaeological sites in the world. Thousands of pyramids dot its landscape, with the most famous near Tulum and Mexico City. To begin to comprehend the knowledge and vision it took to construct these will take your breath away.

Vendors Evicted From Mexico City Metro Rally At City Hall

AP | KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 03.20.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Boarding the Mexico City Metro once meant squeezing in with dozens of vendors hawking everything from anti-bacterial gel and Joll...

Mexico City: Tales of an Aztec Emperor, a Spanish Conquistador and a Flying Serpent

Bob Schulman | Posted 04.26.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Next time you're on a jet landing at Mexico City, try to imagine what happened here five centuries ago.

Chocolate As Resistance

Daniel Klein | Posted 02.03.2014 | Taste
Daniel Klein

It is a food steeped in history and spirituality that has lost its place in Mexican agriculture and production. This is a story about bringing it back.

Mexico City Asks Tourists The Unthinkable: 'Drink The Water'

AP | ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON | Posted 01.24.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — "Drink the water." It's a suggestion alien to Mexico City residents who have long shunned tap water in favor of the bottled kind...

What Sexual Reproductive Health Is Like In Some Of The Biggest Slums Worldwide

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.20.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Free contraceptives, progressive legislation, text messages, mobile reproductive health services and community-based outreach--these are just some of the ways cities are transforming urban approaches to family planning.

Parakeet Squeals On Drunken Driving Suspect: ‘He's Drunk'

David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News

There's a reason dogs are considered man's best friend -- they're obedient, protective and, unlike parakeets, won't rat you out. Mexican motorist G...

Mexicans Get Winter Surprise At Zocalo

Fox News Latino | Posted 12.26.2013 | Latino Voices

An ice rink has been set up in the Zocalo, Mexico City's largest plaza, in an effort to make it easier for the capital's residents to get a taste of w...

Four Ways to Help New Migrant Populations

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Improving migrants' access to education, affordable housing, skill development programs and health care are key steps to helping these marginalized urban newcomers achieve their goal of social mobility.

Giving the Urban Poor Access to City Centers

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Whether through new infrastructure work, transportation initiatives or training programs, efforts to link informal settlements with the infrastructure of the formal city are well underway in cities across the globe.

Mobile Mammogram Units, 'Don't Spit' Bumper Stickers, and Maternal Health SMS: Sharing Health Messages with the Urban Poor

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Health solutions often exist in the Global South, but the information doesn't get through to marginalized communities because it isn't transmitted in effective or culture-appropriate ways.

Public-Private Partnerships for Shared Prosperity: It's Working!

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

How can cities integrate informal economic activity with urban planning to improve living standards while promoting growth? How can we blend private s...