The Search for New 7 Wonder Cities of the World

Bernard Weber, a Swiss-born filmmaker and explorer have created the trend of choosing the New Seven Wonders of the World. More than 100 million votes flooded in back in 2007. Fortunately, the Puerto Prinsesa Underground River in the Philippines makes it on the list!  

This time, the focus is on city wonders.

As of this writing, June of 2014, there were 28 finalists. The names of the 28 Official Finalists of the New7Wonders Cities campaign have been announced by the Founder-President of New7Wonders, Bernard Weber. The presentation of the shortlist marks the launch of the Finalist stage of the global election, which will now run across three elimination phases and end on 7 December 2014.

Bernard Weber
The so-called New7Wonders Cities Panel of Experts have advised Bernard Weber on the selection of the 28 Finalists. The seven panelists are: Professor Federico Mayor, Zaha Hadid, Professor Winy Mass, Simon Anholt, Bernard Weber, Kennedy Odebe and Professor Amitabh Kundu. He thanked these experts who advised, praising their choice as “particularly exciting in its variety.” He added: “This outstanding shortlist of 28 cities mirrors the diversity of urban society, especially when, for the first time in history, more than half of our planet’s population lives in cities. Going forward, the New7Wonders Cities campaign will encourage debate about how cities should respond to the challenges of the present and the future. By voting in this worldwide campaign, people everywhere can decide the 7 cities that best represent the achievements and aspirations of our global urban civilization.”

In alphabetical order, without further ado, the 28 Official Finalists in the New7Wonders Cities campaign are:

Athens, Greece

Bangkok, Thailand

Barcelona, Spain

Beirut, Lebanon

Casablanca, Morocco

Chicago, USA

Doha, Qatar

Durban, South Africa

Havana, Cuba

Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Istanbul, Turkey

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kyoto, Japan

La Paz, Bolivia

London, United Kingdom

Mendoza, Argentina

Mexico City, Mexico

Mumbai, India

Perth, Australia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Prague, the Czech Republic

Quito, Ecuador

Reykjavik, Iceland

St. Petersburg, Russia

Seoul, South Korea

Shenzhen, China

Vancouver, Canada

Vigan, the Philippines

7 of these cities will make it to the top with your votes. You can cast your vote to New7Wonders.

Biased as it may seem, vote for Vigan, the Philippines, it’s really great there ;-)


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