Questions for the Congress of the World Heritage Cities Organization

November 19-22 the city of Oaxaca de Juárez hosts the Congress of the World Heritage Cities Organization. We’d like to focus attention under the umbrella of ‘Responsible Travel‘ asking the following questions:

  • What do we – as locals and visitors – expect from a world-class World Heritage City? Qué queremos – come gente local y visitantes – esperamos de una Ciudad Patrimonio de la Humanidad de clase mundial?
  • What are the examples of responsible travel in world heritage cities? Cuales son los ejemplos de viajes responsables en las ciuades Patrimonio Mundial?
  • What are the challenges of developing or maintaining responsible travel in world heritage cities? Cuales son los retos en el desarrollo y mantenimiento de viajes responsables en las ciuades de patrimonio mundial?
  • Will the congress provide livestreaming video to provide access to those who cannot attend in person? Tendrá el congreso video en vivo para ofrecer acceso a los que no podrían participar en persona?
  • Will there be free, public parallel events in Oaxaca City during the congress? Serán eventos gratis y paralelos en la ciudad de Oaxaca durante el Congreso?

Some background and disclosure: We are fans of UNESCO’s Paris Declaration on Open Educational Resources and would like to see the open education philosophy integrated into discussions on world heritage cities. Second we fans of Oaxaca de Juárez, host of the the 2013 congress. Third, we are fans of responsible travel and have hosted responsible travel events in Oaxaca since 2001 and pay great interest to responsible travel in cities. Thus we are very keen on seeing what the Congress of the World Heritage Cities Organization delivers to the world and to local community.

Hashtag: #OWHC

Outbounding: world class world heritage cities

Twitter: @OaxacaCongress@OVPMOWHCOCPM@UNESCO

Wiki: http://oaxaca.wikispaces.com/2013worldcongress

Nov 19-22 Heritage Cities, Sustainable Cities on the Social Web @OaxacaCongress @OVPMOWHCOCPM @UNESCO #owhc

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One Response to Questions for the Congress of the World Heritage Cities Organization

  1. Will wait for answers to the questions above. Living next to a world heritage city we would just love a way to perticipate from across the globe.

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