Kansas City, Missouri

Photo: USFWS, Planting for butterflies Wikipedia: Kansas City, Missouri was founded in the 1830s as a Missouri River port at its confluence with the Kansas River coming in from the west. On June 1, 1850 the town of Kansas was incorporated; shortly after came the establishment of the Kansas Territory. Confusion between the two ensued …

Durban, South Africa

Photo: South Africa Tourism, Addington Beach South Africa – The Zulu name for the coastal city of Durban is ‘eThekwini’ meaning ‘where the ocean and earth meet.’ Google Maps Natural WorldThe 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 …

The Nature of Cities

Twitter Avatar Who to follow on Twitter? @TNatureOfCities More about The Nature of CitiesQuoting from About the Nature of Cities: The Nature of Cities is an international platform to share diverse, transformative ideas about cities as ecosystems of people, nature, and infrastructure. We are committed to the design and creation of better cities for all: cities that …

Cities

Photo: Mexico City’s Templo Mayor Cities need human voices to articulate stories about regenerative 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 …

Auckland = Tamaki Makaurau

Photo: Tatters, Ginko Tree Auckland is awesome. Located on the North Island of New Zealand (Aotearoa), Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau) is home to about 1.6 million. The country’s largest city has one third of the country’s entire population. The city is affectionately known as the City of Sails. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/DhBpYiS6pnsk2jUs6 Spotlighthttps://www.planeta.com/ihumatao Indigenous ConnectionsTamaki Makaurau, the original Māori …

Cusco, Perú

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Calles The city of Cusco, Perú (altitude: 3,400 meters) is modern as well as Indigenous and proud of its roots. Google Maps Background 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 …

Houston

Photo: Pinke, Skyline Houston is the most populous city in Texas, and the fourth most populous city in the United States. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Caxgh2VoaDXsYvXy7 Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Houston? HistoryHouston was founded in 1836 on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen’s Landing) and incorporated as a …

Guadalajara

Photo: Melissa Biggs, Sunset Guadalajara is the capital of Jalisco, and is Mexico’s second-largest city with a population of 3.5 million and is one of wealthiest urban centers in Latin America. Those who love Guadalajara say it embodies nothing less than the soul of the nation. Guadalajara is home to mariachis and the charro tradition, …

Washington, DC

Photo: NASA, Supermoon Washington, D.C., or the District of Columbia, is the capital of the United States of America. The city was specifically designed for the federal government and is not part of any state. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Au96y87to61DCT799 City ParksOfficially established in 1965, National Mall and Memorial Parks contains some of the oldest protected park lands …

Christchurch

Photo: Ron Mader, Penguins The largest city on the South Island and the second largest city in New Zealand (Aotearoa), Christchurch has a population of about 367,000. It is located in Canterbury. Tautahi means “the place of Tautahi” and was adopted as the general Māori name for Christchurch City in the 1930s. The name is derived from the Ngāi …