Nick Benjamin, the executive director of the Power & Light District, talks about how World Cup watch parties at KC Live boosted the city’s profile and how demand for luxury apartments downtown is outpacing supply.
Only 32 years old, Andy Auxier has been working on public transit projects since he was 19. He’s even-tempered, straightforward and conscientious — all important qualities when it comes to dealing with the issues that come with building streetcar systems.
Nestled in the middle of Iowa, surrounded by miles of rolling hills green with corn and soybeans, is the capital city Des Moines. A metropolis that’s experienced a popularity surge in recent years thanks to new businesses and housing opportunities, Des Moines has plenty of activities that will be kind to your wallet.
Many Native American tribes wear a variety of traditional headdresses that bear significant cultural meaning and are not bestowed lightly. But appearances of native regalia in popular culture — such as in singer Pharrell Williams’ recent photoshoot for fashion magazine Elle UK — often miss the point entirely and can be highly offensive.
Kansas City Southern is half-owner of the 47-mile-long Panama Canal Railway, which was completely rebuilt in 2000. It now offers passenger and freight service. Before becoming the railway's president and CEO, David Starling worked for the company in Panama for nine years. He will talk with R. Crosby Kemper III about the history of the Panama Canal Railway at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Plaza Branch library.
Namibia is the first African country to protect the environment in its constitution. As a result, many communities, including Damaraland Camp in the Torra Conservancy, participate in the Communal Conservancy Tourism Sector, which is designed to give locals a stake in conservation and development.