Register: OCT/09/2017, Submit: OCT/09/2017, Eligibility: Professionals in the field: design, architecture, urbanism, landscape, civil engineering, industrial engineering, informatical engineering, business, finance, management; undergraduate/graduate students; multidisciplinary teams up to 10 members, Fee: 75 USD, Awards: In each context – 1st Place 4,000 USD, 2nd Place 2,000 USD, 3rd Place 1,000 USD, 20 Special Mentions, 3 Honorable Mentions
This competition wants to obtain international ideas for the future of 3 areas of the Mexican State of Guanajuato. We are looking for local solution, but with an innovative and global vision about this strong topic of the Sustainable Tourism for Development. The United Nations have declared the 2017 the year of the Sustainable Tourism for Development and the UN agency UNWTO (United Nation World Tourism Organization) is participating to the 10 YFP with the Sustainable Tourism Programe. But why all this importance to the topic of tourism? The sector of the Tourism is becoming more and more a driving force for the whole iety and the environment. Refering just to the field of hospitality as sector involved with the tourism is an old and limited vision of this phenomenon.
If is not controlled, tourism can ruin the territory and the society. But, if it is designed, it can bring to life the territory and the society. But what does it mean design the tourism today? Which forces should be involved in a good design? We require that all the projects give solutions thinking to this new features that the Tourism propose in the contemporary global society. The best projects will be those that will consider the new risks and the new potentiality of the tourism, giving the best solutions in terms of environmental, social and economical sustainability.
Select one of the 3 context where to apply your strategy to promote Sustainable Tourism practices in the State of Guanajuato, Mexico:
Yuriria Lagoon is an artificial lagoon built on 1548 through a canal because of the deviation of river flows of Lerma River. Is considerate as the first post-Columbian hydraulic work built throughout America. The lagoon is located on the Eco geographical region of the temperate zone within the provinces of Bajio Guanajuato and the Volcanic Sierras or the southeast of Guanajuato which belongs to the Trans Mexican Volcanic Belt.
2. PARQUE BICENTENARIO
The Ecological Park is located within the premises of Guanajuato Bicentennial Park, is a natural area of about 40 hectares which does need to be reforested to promote regeneration of flora and fauna of the place, to thus rehabilitate the area that may be a lung for the region to purify the air through the capture of CO2. The Ecological Park, has the potential to develop recreational activities for the visitors of Guanajuato Bicentennial Park.
3. OBSERVATORIO TURISTICO
The Tourism Observatory of the State of Guanajuato has been working for more than 8 years uninterrupted on the presentation of results of tourism activity through an indicator system related with public policy, transparency and results measurement. Currently there are 38 indicators divided in 7 dimensions. Currently we are searching for the reconfiguration our control panel in order to concentrate all the indicators in only 4 dimensions.