The Value of Collaboration

Photo: Postcards from Oaxaca (Some rights reserved) Collaboration = the action of working with someone to produce or create something EssayLack of collaboration is a proverbial stone in the road for those developing ‘sustainable’ tourism. Many tourism players are aware that improving collaboration is a worthy objective, yet they feel stymied by how to put practice …

Samaritan Day

Photo: Ron Mader, Samaritan Day at the Santo Tomas Xochimilco Church (Some rights reserved) Samaritan Day (Día de la Samaritana) is a tradition celebrated on the fourth Friday in Lent. Refreshments are offered to passersby. The tradition began in the churches. Today businesses, schools and government offices offer traditional fruit drinks, including horchata, jamaica, tamarindo, …

Janes Walk

Logo Jane’s Walk – janeswalk.org – is an annual festival of free, citizen-led walking conversations inspired by Jane Jacobs. Walks take place in hundreds of cities around the world the first weekend of May. Key [email protected] Questions = Preguntas Are there videos from the walks? = ¿Hay videos de las caminatas? Are there recommended online …

Attention

Poster: What is the value of attention? (Some rights reserved) Attention = Focusing consciousness and taking notice Also see: partial attention, conscious ReflectionsAnyone can pay attention for an instant. But what does it take to pay attention over time? Enough of the drive-by conversations, as engaging as they ephemerally are. How do we pay attention …

People

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) People = Human beings Meet the locals. HeadlinesHow to be a good ancestorThe deadly truth about a world built for men – from stab vests to car crashes @ccriadoperez Human GenomeHow scientists finally completed the human genomic puzzleCompleting the Human Genome Sequence (Again)Wikipedia National Human Genome Research [email protected]_gov StudiesTherapeutic landscapes and wellbeing …

Aotearoa New Zealand on the Social Web

Artwork What are your inspired, go-to resources for Aotearoa New Zealand? Whether you’re a Kiwi or a friend of the island, share with us your recommendations that make the most of the social web. This presentation features snapshots from websites and social web channels and apps. We welcome your interaction — comments, questions, suggestions, shares, …

Engagement

Graphic: Ron Mader, Levels of Engagement (Some rights reserved) Engagement = Meaningful interaction One of the greatest challenges for those working in conservation, tourism, economic development, job creation is that of engagement – how to communicate, interact. Often we need to listen and express ourselves to locals and outsiders. Sometimes this task seems insurmountable as …

Markets

Photo: Ron Mader, Guadalajara Market (some rights reserved) Markets are as old as the crossroads, a mashup of conversations and commerce embedded in the 360 degree, face-to-face exchange. Our fave (favorite/favourite) markets are a combination of tasting rooms and empathy museums. These venues manifest responsible travel — good places to live and good places to …

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Logo The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – unesco.org – is a specialized agency of the United Nations. The purpose of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human …