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 …

hobart

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adelaide

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Canberra

Photo: ArchivesACT, Bogong Moth Sculpture Canberra is the capital of Australia and the 150 kilometers from the coast, the country’s largest inland city. The name Canberra is derived from the Aboriginal word ‘Kamberra’ which means ‘meeting place.’ The city has a population of 325,000. Canberrans live in a city of broad streets, green parks and …

Durban

The Zulu name for the coastal city of Durban is ‘eThekwini’ meaning ‘where the ocean and earth meet.’ Natural World Durban has a warm, humid climate and beautiful beaches. The city is touted as the country’s surf capital. In fact Durban is home to South Africa’s only surfing museum, the TimeWarp Surfing Museum. Sharks The sardine run is an …

Guadalajara

Guadalajara, Jalisco Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/guadalajara   mercados, barranca del río santiago   The capital of Jalisco is the country’s second-largest city with a population of 3.5 million and is one of Latin America’s wealthiest urban centers and an attractive place to host events, including the Pan American Games and the annual book fair! Those who love …

Habitat3

Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development taking place this week in Quito, Ecuador, October 17 – 20. The meeting takes place every 20 years, and its action-oriented outcome, known as the New Urban Agenda, will be finalized this week. It has 175 items that center around two core objectives: inclusive …

Soundwalks in Chicago

Soundwalk = excursion where the main purpose is listening to the environment. A perfect event to host or join for World Listening Day (July 18). Hello, friends in the Midwest. If you are in Chicago this week (June 23-25) the go-to events are the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks Soundwalks. For all ages – …