Nov 19-22 Heritage Cities, Sustainable Cities on the Social Web @OaxacaCongress @OVPMOWHCOCPM @UNESCO #owhc
12th Congress of the World Heritage Cities Organization

related: unesco, patrimonio, world heritage day
web: http://ocpmoaxaca2013.org
storify: world heritage
hashtag: #OWHC, #OCPM
outbounding: world class world heritage cities
twitter: @OaxacaCongress, @OVPMOWHCOCPM, @UNESCO, @GobMunOax

In November 2013 the city of Oaxaca de Juárez hosted 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 - 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?: Como gente local me gustará cuando se implementen estrategias de conservación y orden real y no sea solo una semana milagrosa y un infierno para los que realmente viven de su trabajo en las calles.
  • What are the examples of responsible travel in world heritage cities? Cuales son los ejemplos de viajes responsables en las ciudades 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 ciudades 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 are 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 around the world. Thus we are very keen on seeing what the Congress of the World Heritage Cities Organization delivers to the world and to the local community. We will be paying attention to the event and updating headlines and resources. This page is perpetually a work-in-progress. Editors are invited to add links and help translate.

Comments welcome on Ron's blog! and via Outbounding

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Headlines

Será Arequipa Perú sede del Congreso de Ciudades Patrimonio Mundial 2015
http://www.eloriente.net/home/2013/11/21/rutas-accesibles-en-las-ciudades-patrimonio/
http://www.proceso.com.mx/?p=358288
Inaugura Gabino Cué XII Congreso de Ciudades Patrimonio Mundial
Con “trampas milagrosas”, Oaxaca recibió a representantes de 238 Ciudades Patrimonio
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Lamentan artistas y empresarios “falsa” imagen de Oaxaca
Disponibles 6 mil cuartos para los congresistas de Ciudades Patrimonio
http://www.noticiasnet.mx/portal/oaxaca/179696-se-presenta-oaxaca-sin-maquillajes-ugartechea
http://www.municipiodeoaxaca.gob.mx/notas/2013/noviembre/111113_1.html
http://www.municipiodeoaxaca.gob.mx/notas/2013/octubre/291013_2.html
http://www.municipiodeoaxaca.gob.mx/notas/2013/octubre/161013_2.html
http://www.municipiodeoaxaca.gob.mx/notas/2013/agosto/220813_1b.html
http://www.municipiodeoaxaca.gob.mx/notas/2013/julio/100713_1.html
http://www.quadratinoaxaca.com.mx/noticia/nota,76420/
http://www.milenio.com/cdb/doc/noticias2011/1017572e03460baa6527cb25dbf54bd9
http://www.municipiodeoaxaca.gob.mx/notas/2013/mayo/270513_2.html
http://municipiodeoaxaca.gob.mx/notas/2013/junio/230613_2.html
http://www.municipiodeoaxaca.gob.mx/not/2013/febrero/210213_3.html

Official Messages

http://ocpmoaxaca2013.org/srio-gral-de-la-ocpm/

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Jaime Muvitshared Atrévete a ser turista en tu estado (Oaxaca)'s photo.

Gracias a los alcaldes del mundo por limpiar nuestra ciudad, pintar los edificios y quitar el ambulantaje del centro histórico... Sin su presencia no hubiera sido posible. Muchas gracias! #Oaxaca #OCPM


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Attribution-ShareAlike Photos (free use and reuse)

UNESCO Sign

Buen Dia = Good morning = Zac xtil = Natandio = Dios Mep = Ushta win (A beautiful morning in the Zocalo with an Attibution-ShareAlike Creative Commons Licensed Image) @ Oaxaca 11.2013

Agenda/Calendar

Fecha=Date
Eventos Oficiales
Opciones
Martes, Nov 19


Miercoles, Nov 20

comala, 5-7pm
Jueves, Nov 21

lulaa, 3pm
Viernes, Nov 22

pochimilco, 9am-3pm
Sabado, Nov 23

pochimilco, 9am-3pm

November 19-22, 2013 12th Congress of the World Heritage Cities Organization
“Heritage cities, Sustainable cities”

This meeting focuses on the protection, defense, conservation and management of heritage in accordance with the criteria of sustainability.

Nov 19-22 Heritage Cities, Sustainable Cities Ciudades Patrimonio, Ciudades Sustentables @OaxacaCongress, @OVPMOWHCOCPM, @UNESCO #OWHC #rtcities
Ciudades Patrimonio, Ciudades Sustentables @OaxacaCongress, @OVPMOWHCOCPM, @UNESCO #OWHC #rtcities

Organizer

The Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) was founded on September 8, 1993 in Fez, Morocco. The Organization is composed of 250 cities in which are located sites included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

These 250 World Heritage Cities have a combined population of over 130 million. Within the Organization, these cities are represented by their Mayors with the active participation of their heritage management specialists. The OWHC's headquarters are located in Québec City, which hosted the First International Symposium of World Heritage Cities in July 1991. The primary objectives of the Organization are to favor the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, to encourage co-operation and the exchange of information and expertise on matters of conservation and management as well as to develop a sense of solidarity among its member cities. To this end, the OWHC organizes World Congresses, conferences, seminars and workshops dealing with the challenges to be met in the realm of management and strategies pertaining to the preservation and development of historic cities.

Cities
http://www.ovpm.org/en/cities

Pre Congress Workshop
http://www.ovpm.org/en/way_oaxaca_workshop

Registration
http://ocpmoaxaca2013.org/registro/inscripcion-2/?lang=en

The registration for the XII World Congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities should be completed via the website of the Congress:

Cost of Registration:
OWHC members in good standing and guests of Congressmen
Until August 31st, 2013 ……………………… 550 USDAfter September 1st, 2013 …………………. 575 USD
Other participantsUntil August 31st, 2013………………………. 625 USDAfter September 1st, 2013 ……………. 650 USD
Registration includes:
• Participation in all of the sessions• General documentation and transactions for the Congress• Certificate of presence• Coffee, drinks and all meals mentioned in the program• Participation in the opening and closing ceremonies, evening meals, receptions and cultural programs
• Programs for guests
• Transport to and from the Congress and all programmed events• Food services mentioned in the program (coffee service, daytime and evening meals)
• Participation in the opening and closing ceremonies, receptions and cultural programs
Key Links

Twitter

@OaxacaCongress
@OVPMOWHCOCPM
@UNESCO
@HarryNGBrinkman
@luisugartechea

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Artwork / Cue Yourself

World Heritage City

Wikipedia

World Heritage Site
Organization of World Heritage Cities
Patrimonio Cultural

Elsewhere

http://www.eloriente.net/home/2013/06/25/designan-nuevo-director-del-centro-inah-oaxaca
The tree planted by Guadalupe Victoria, Calzada de la Republica @ Oaxaca 12.2012


Background

The Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) was founded on September 8, 1993 in Fez, Morocco. The Organization is composed of 238 cities in which are located sites included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. These 238 World Heritage Cities have a combined population of over 130 million. Within the Organization, these cities are represented by their Mayors with the active participation of their heritage management specialists.
The OWHC's headquarters are located in Québec City, which hosted the First International Symposium of World Heritage Cities in July 1991.
The primary objectives of the Organization are to favor the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, to encourage co-operation and the exchange of information and expertise on matters of conservation and management as well as to develop a sense of solidarity among its member cities. To this end, the OWHC organizes World Congresses, conferences, seminars and workshops dealing with the challenges to be met in the realm of management and strategies pertaining to the preservation and development of historic cities.
The Mayors of World Heritage cities that have paid their annual membership fees make up the General Assembly, the Organization’s paramount authority. The General Assembly has meets every two years.
The Board of Directors is made up of eight Mayors elected by the General Assembly. It meets at least once a year.
The General Secretariat is directed by the Secretary General, appointed by the General Assembly, who oversees the execution of mandates adopted by the members, the day-to-day administration of the Organization, personnel management and hiring.
Seven Regional Secretariats support the work of the General Secretariat:


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Day #1 of the World Heritage Cities Congress. It is a new and different experience to walk through Oaxaca City and not see ambulantes. The Zócalo and surrounding areas are clear of the overcrowded presence of street vendors, but so are areas further from the centro where the solitary vendor with her tamales or empanadas or fruta is not to be found this week. It's a Twilight Zone episode of carrying things too far, being too precious with some of the city's most vulnerable residents. Will the topic of the 'informal economy in world heritage cities' be addressed? Will there be efforts to link heritage sites like Monte Alban with local neighborhood's economic development be articulated?

We were hoping that the Congress would have livestreaming video, but so far, that's a no-go. Disappointing for a @UNESCO event in the age of open educational resources. This could be a tremendous learning opportunity for everyone if the doors to the event were open to all (and if not physically, then virtually using the existing Internet already used to stream city council meetings and Guerreros baseball games. More on the wiki http://oaxaca.wikispaces.com/2013worldcongress



http://www.noticiasnet.mx/portal/oaxaca/179696-se-presenta-oaxaca-sin-maquillajes-ugartechea
Thank you Noticias for this preview of the World Heritage Cities Congress. We've been waiting since 2007 for this meeting.

Oaxaca is not a disaster but is it a world class world heritage city? Will the event have livestreaming video like other UNESCO events for remote participants? Transparency is not only a showcase of the real world conditions on the street, it's also sharing the lessons learned with those unable to attend the event in person. It would be a shame that a city that can use livestreaming video for city hall meetings, Guerreros baseball games and the Guelaguetza might not be webcasting this important event.

Will the congress answer important questions about world heritage status? Will officials be held accountable for questionable decisions like the 2005 renovation of the Zócalo? What are the procedures for reporting possible violations? So far, the process regarding World Heritage Status has been anything but transparent.

For those interested, we'll be tracking the proceedings online the social web via the Oaxaca Wiki http://oaxaca.wikispaces.com/2013worldcongress

Mensaje del Presidente Municipal de Oaxaca de Juárez
http://ocpmoaxaca2013.org/mensaje-del-presidente-municipal/
Amigas y amigos:
Oaxaca de Juárez, inició su dilatada historia hace 526 años, cuando los primeros mexicanos se afincaron en los linderos del actual Centro Histórico y fundaron Huaxyácac. Muy cerca, se encuentran la ciudad sagrada de Monte Albán y las cuevas prehistóricas de Yagul y Mitla, sitios inscriptos en la lista del Patrimonio Mundial.
Desde sus lejanos orígenes la ciudad conserva el magnetismo de un damero prodigioso: la zona de monumentos históricos que, desde entonces, es el reservorio de uno de los patrimonios arquitectónicos más originales del tesoro artístico y cultural mexicano y continental. Alrededor de este punto fundacional, perduran apacibles callejones, templos, conventos y mercados, que se yerguen como testimonios de historia y culturas milenarias.
Oaxaca de Juárez, también es centro de un fenómeno cultural que pocas veces ocurre en el ámbito de nuestros países: durante cuatro siglos, la ciudad ha sido cuna de pintores que han marcado la historia del arte en México y en el extranjero.
Una de las características relevantes que nuestra ciudad ofrece a los viajeros es su gastronomía, singularizada por recetas sorprendentes, sabores únicos e ingredientes exóticos.
Nuestra ciudad, mágica y hechicera seduce los sentidos del visitante con su arquitectura colonial; su cultura gastronómica; sus artes y artesanías polícromas y texturas prodigiosas de cantera y textil. Aquí las y los esperamos, del 19 al 22 de noviembre de 2013, para celebrar el XII Congreso de la Organización de Ciudades del Patrimonio Mundial, cuyo eje temático será “Ciudades patrimonio, ciudades sustentables”.
El objetivo estratégico de este encuentro de trabajo y reflexión es la búsqueda conjunta de alternativas para proteger, resguardar, conservar y gestionar nuestro patrimonio con criterios de sustentabilidad.
Sean bienvenidos, todas y todos, a Oaxaca de Juárez, Patrimonio Cultural de la Humanidad y esencia cultural de México.
Friends:
Oaxaca de Juarez began its long history 526 years ago , when the first Mexicans settled in the current boundaries and founded Huaxyácal Historical Center . Nearby you will find the holy city of Monte Alban and the prehistoric caves of Yagul and Mitla , sites inscribed on the World Heritage List .
Since its distant origins the city retains the magnetism of a checkerboard prodigious monuments area that since then , is the reservoir of one of the most original architectural heritage artistic and cultural treasure continental Mexican . Around this point foundational remain quiet alleys, temples , monasteries and markets, which stand as testimony of history and ancient cultures .
Oaxaca is also the center of a cultural phenomenon that rarely occurs in the scope of our countries over four centuries , the city has been home to artists who have marked the history of art in Mexico and abroad .
One of the salient features that our city offers travelers is its cuisine, singled out by amazing recipes , unique flavors and exotic ingredients .
Our city , magic and magical visitor seduces the senses with its colonial architecture , its food culture , its arts and crafts and textures prodigious polychrome quarry and textiles. Here and hope , from 19 to 22 November 2013 , to celebrate the XII Congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities , whose focus will be " heritage cities , sustainable cities " .
The strategic objective of this working meeting and reflection is the joint search for alternatives to protect , save, preserve and manage our heritage with sustainability criteria .
Be welcome , everyone, to Oaxaca Cultural Heritage of Humanity and cultural essence of Mexico .



Oaxaca City Zócalo, May 2005

Patrimonio Cultural: Oaxaca

Comala Door: Sabias Que? @ Oaxaca 10.2013

The @OaxacaCongress Bus @ Oaxaca 10.2013

Tree Tour!