Cities

Photo: Ron Reiring, Dodger Stadium Cities need human voices to articulate stories about sustainable practices and responsible travel. There are countless good actions taking place around the globe and we would like to hear what’s taking place. Planeta.com spotlights cities around the globe. Our guides are far from perfect, so suggestions are always welcome. We would …

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Photo: Inhabitat, Floating Bubbles Rotterdam is a city in the Netherlands, in South Holland within the Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt river delta at the North Sea. Its history goes back to 1270 when a dam was constructed in the Rotte river by people settled around it for safety. Today the city is Europe’s largest port and has a population …

Bangkok = Krung Thep

Photo: Nik Cyclist, Before Labor Day Bangkok is the capital city of and largest urban area in Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon or simply Krung Thep, meaning “city of angels.” Headlines https://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1874084/the-early-bird-has-made-his-last-flight Bangkok’s Khao San Road is getting a US$1.6 million makeover to clean up backpacker ghetto http://www.paperplanesblog.com/bangkok-protests-information http://bangkok.coconuts.co/2013/06/15/first-asia-airbnb-launches-neighborhoods-feature-bangkok …

2019 Heart of the City

Poster Montreal – Park People’s Heart of the City Conference takes place June 12-14. Heart of the City is hosted by Park People (@Park_People ) an independent charity that supports and mobilizes people to help them activate the power of parks to improve quality of life in cities across Canada. Keynote speaker Jerome Dupras is both bassist …

Seattle, Washington

Photo: Michael Matti, Waterfront Seattle is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. Headlines The Bike Share War Is Shaking Up Seattle Like Nowhere Else – Wired ‘My Generation Is Never Going to Have That’ – Politico Parks Olympic National Park Features Seattle …

Cities Links

Photo: Vegas/Paris Links about cities presented in somewhat random fashion: Fearless Cities http://fearlesscities.com https://www.opendemocracy.net/fearlesscities https://www.flickr.com/photos/barcelona_cat/32405613018 Quiz https://www.theguardian.com/cities/ng-interactive/2017/dec/19/quiz-city-historic-map Headlines The art of noticing: five ways to experience a city differently Four principles for the future of city streets – Medium https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/postlive/transformers-cities-connecting-local-governments-with-citizens-and-their-cities/2017/11/14/596ef9ee-c956-11e7-b506-8a10ed11ecf5_video.html https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/jul/03/which-worlds-most-biodiverse-city-extreme-cities https://theconversation.com/go-native-why-we-need-wildlife-allotments-to-bring-species-back-to-the-burbs-69631 http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2015/06/14/how-can-we-engage-residents-to-conserve-urban-biodiversity-talk-to-them http://www.accorhotels-group.com/en/news/urban-ecotourism-greening-cities.html http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/04/nature-urban-national-parks http://news.wtmlondon.com/blog/responsible-tourism/how-can-cities-meet-the-needs-of-locals-and-tourists http://safecities.economist.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/EIU_Safe_Cities_Index_2015_white_paper-1.pdf (PDF) The 10 worst city tourism videos The …

Charlotte, North Carolina

Photo Charlotte is the largest city in the state of North Carolina and the county seat of Mecklenburg County. Murals 15 of Charlotte’s newest murals and the meanings behind them Twitter @CLTgov Elsewhere on the Web http://charlottenc.gov – @CLTgov http://www.fox46charlotte.com – https://www.facebook.com/fox46charlotte – @FOX46News http://www.charlotteobserver.com https://livestream.uncc.edu https://weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/l/USNC0121:1:US http://www.renaissancepatisserie.com/ https://www.facebook.com/RenaissancePatisserie/ @FinePatisserie https://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g49022-Charlotte_North_Carolina-Vacations.html https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g49022-Activities-Charlotte_North_Carolina.html http://www.ziocharlotte.com/ Wikipedia Charlotte …

Durban, South Africa

Photo: Dresses The Zulu name for the coastal city of Durban is ‘eThekwini’ meaning ‘where the ocean and earth meet.’ Natural World The sardine run is an annual phenomenon during the South African winter. Shoals of sardines Sardinops sagax move from the waters of the Eastern Cape to those of KwaZulu-Natal each year in June or July. Tour operators …

World Heritage Cities in Spain

Logo Spotlight on World Heritage cities in Spain (Ciudades Patrimonio de la Humanidad de España): Key Links http://www.ciudadespatrimonio.org Sala de Prensa Turismo Facebook YouTube @GrupoCPHE Grupo Ciudades Patrimonio de la Humanidad de España Mayors: Our cities’ declaration as UNESCO World Heritage Cities is an honor and an international distinction and, at the same time, a …