Buenos Aires Launches Visionary Urban Greening Plan

[soliloquy id=”20104″] The City of Buenos Aires is planning a green urban revolution to add hundreds of acres of new parks and hundreds of thousands of new trees throughout the Argentine capital and global megacity over the next twenty years. The plan, unveiled yesterday at the Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve, envisions adding 78 new neighborhood plazas, 12 large municipal parks, …

VanityBA: Beware The Seductive Gaming Powers Of The Conrad Angels

Yes, the Conrad Angels are a thing, and apparently they were the most remarkable thing to hit Mendoza during this month’s 2014 Wine Harvest Celebrations. “The Conrad Angels Revolutionized Mendoza” is the headline in today’s society section of MDZ Online which explains the marketing promotion by Chile’s Enjoy which created this elite smiling force from hundreds of aspiring Southern Cone …

Revitalization Project Will Extend Puerto Madero Toward La Boca

The City of Buenos Aires is planning to extend Puerto Madero’s wave of waterfront renewal further south to an area of the city long neglected ever since the construction of the elevated highway to La Plata. That highway, like the General Paz beltway, has isolated southern neighborhoods like Barracas, La Boca and San Telmo from the waterfront and created several …

What Will The City of Buenos Aires Look Like In 2030?

That’s the question architects and urban planners are asking now in an effort to avoid some of BA’s urban utopia missteps of the past half century. Or at least, viewed through a more optimistic prism, what it could look like. “We had an amazing city until the 1950’s, but since then we’ve had a growing demand for infrastructure, for train …

Uruguay Wines Bring Home The Gold And Silver At Paris Expo

[soliloquy id=”19444″] Uruguay wineries just went tastevin-to-tastevin with forty of the world’s best known wine-producing countries at Vinalies Internationales 2014 and brought home fourteen gold and silver medals. The tiny South American country that perfected the art of Tannat received four gold medals for Tannat wines and ten silver medals for Tannats, Tannat blends and Viognier wines. The Vinalies Internationales …