Cusco, Perú

Photo: Mariano Montel, Calles The city of Cusco, Perú (altitude: 3,400 meters) is modern as well as Indigenous and proud of its roots. Cusco is located near the Urubamba Valley (Sacred Valley) of the Andes mountain range. Cusco was the capital of the Inca empire and as such it houses countless archaeological monuments. It was …

Amsterdam

Photo: Patrick Nouhailler, Night While Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherands, the seat of government is the Hague and the provincial capital is Haarlem. 2025 ‘In 2025 #Amsterdam will celebrate its 750th anniversary. The perfect moment to join the family of National Park Cities and act together with other cities around the world to …

Puebla City

Photo: Russ Bowling, Puebla Puebla City (Ciudad de 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 folk art. History Founded …

St Louis, Missouri

Photo: Old Courthouse St. Louis is a major port in the state of Missouri, built along the western bank of the Mississippi River, which marks Missouri’s border with Illinois. Headlines For Post-Dispatch Carriers, a Shrinking Print Edition Makes a Hard Job Even Harder Cheap Travel in St. Louis – Tim Leffel How a Sewer Will …

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 …

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 …