In less than a week, the winner of the New7Wonders Cities campaign will be revealed. The list of 14 global cities includes our very own Kwa-Zulu Natal gem, Durban. The finalists where chosen from a list of 77 voted for during the qualifying phase.
Why Use-it was created?
New7Wonders Cities is the third global vote organized by New7Wonders and follows the successful New7Wonders of the World and New7Wonders of Nature campaigns.
"New7Wonders Cities will be a forum for discussing everything from urban planning to metropolitan governance, from tourism to architecture," said Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders.
The great historical cities of Jerusalem, Venice and Kyoto, and the alpha world cities of London, New York, Mumbai and Shanghai, have enriched human society immeasurably. Newer metropolitan areas, from Dubai to Sao Paulo, have become magnets for millions of people. Megacities that most of the world is not even aware of are sprouting across Asia and Africa. For the first time in history, a majority of the global population now lives in cities and the New7Wonders Cities is the platform that enables you to vote for the seven that are simply the best.
The 14 official finalists are: Barcelona (Spain), Beirut (Lebanon), Chicago (United States), Doha (Qatar), Durban (South Africa), Havana (Cuba), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), La Paz (Bolivia), London (United Kingdom), Mexico City (Mexico), Perth (Australia), Quito (Ecuador), Reykjavik (Iceland) and Vigan (Philippines).
The official New7Wonders Cities, chosen by hundreds of millions of votes from around the world, will be revealed on 7 December 2014.
Article courtesy SA Good News