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 …

Mexico City

Photo: Ron Mader, La Corregidora Mexico City is one of the oldest cities in the Americas. The Distrito Federal (Mexico City, also known as ‘DF’ and ‘CDMX’) (elevation: 2,240 meters or 7,350 feet) is the political hub of Mexico. The city is surprisingly green thanks to numerous city parks, including the Alameda, Chapultepec, Viveros and …

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 …

Paris

Photo: The Climate Group, Paris Paris is the capital city of France. GEOGRAPHY Paris is located on the Seine River. CULTUAL WORLD The city hosts numerous iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame cathedral, the Champs-Elysées, the Arc de Triomphe among its many attractions, along with world famous institutions such as the Louvre …

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 …

Cusco

Cuzco is located near the Urubamba Valley (Sacred Valley) of the Andes mountain range. Cuzco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. VISITING? LOCATION – TRANSPORTATION – The airport is at the edge of the city. There are daily internal flights to and from Lima, Arequipa and small jungle airstrips in the Amazon. Cuzco is connected …

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 …