New York City

Photo: New York City Department of Transportation, Wayfinding Launch New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area. Keep an eye on upcoming events and our curated collection of headlines. Some history. The word “Manhattan” has been translated as “island of many hills” from …

Barcelona

Photo: Ajuntament Barcelona, Jornada Castellera A cosmopolitan home to 1.5 million, Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain and the capital of Catalonia. NATURAL WORLD Barcelona is located on the Iberian Peninsula’s Mediterranean coast on a plateau bordered by the Colllserola mountain range and the Llobregat and Besòs rivers. PARC NATURAL DE COLLSEROLA Parc …

Cities

Cities need human voices to articulate stories about sustainable practices and responsible travel. At their best, these are face-to-face encounters which are often supplemented by the social web. Think blended learning! We’re able to meetup in person if we have established contact via our smartphones and digital devices. Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/cities Artwork Slideshare Cities from ron …

Puebla City

Photo: Russ Bowling, Puebla The city of Puebla (elevation: 2,160 meters or 7,085 feet) is the capital of the state of Puebla and the fourth largest city in Mexico. Puebla is a modern city with rich history and beauty. The city is justly famous for its colonial architecture, gastronomy and crafts. HISTORY Founded in 1531 …

Perth

Photo: Mark Pegrum, Somerville Cinema, Perth, Australia Perth is the capital of Western Australia and the fourth largest city in Australia with an enviable standard of living. Natural World The Swan River estuary flows through the city. The long sweep of beach at Matilda Bay is popular for family picnics. Adjacent to the Swan River, about 1.5 …

Auckland

Auckland is awesome. Located on New Zealand’s North Island, the city is home to about 1.3 million, making Auckland the largest city in New Zealand, with one third of the country’s entire population. The city is affectionately known as the City of Sails. INDIGENOUS Tamaki Makaurau, the original Maori name for Auckland, can be translated …

Madrid

Madrid is the capital of Spain. NATURAL WORLD Madrid is located on the Manzanares River. Madrid has a number of city parks, including Parque del Buen Retiro located downtown and near the Prado Museum. Once outside Madrid, the park is now entirely surrounded by the city. CULTURAL WORLD Museo Reina Sofia, Santa Isabel #52 Madrid …