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New7wonders Of The World Contest

11/12/2021 06:36 PM ET

New7wonders - The New7Wonders group is following its World and Nature campaigns with the Cities contest.

The previous campaigns have relied on votes from around the globe to determine the best of the world’s man made and natural attractions. Machu Picchu, the Great Wall of China and the Colosseum were among the attractions honoured in the Wonders of the World contest, while the New7Wonders of Nature will be named on Nov. 11, 2011.

New7Wonders founder Bernard Weber hopes the cities campaign will highlight the mass urbanization occurring around the planet.

“For the first time in history, a majority of the global population now lives in cities. From the great historical cities of Jerusalem, Venice and Kyoto, to the alpha world cities of London, Paris, New York, Mumbai and Shanghai, urban living has enriched human society,” Weber said in a press release. “Given these dramatic developments, New7Wonders Cities will become a catalyst for discussing everything from urban planning to metropolitan governance, from tourism to architecture. This campaign is going to be very much in touch with the Zeitgeist and I am very excited about its potential to generate energy and ideas.”

People around the globe are being urged to nominate their personal favourite cities in the campaign, which will accept suggestions through Dec. 31, 2011. The field of finalists will be announced on Jan. 1, 2012.

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