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by febo
Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Trails
Replies: 5
Views: 9736

Green infrastructure planning workshop at Mexico city

On February 17th and 18th Balam Consultores at Mexico City will offer an international workshop on green infrastructure and multi use trail planning at the landscape school of UNAM. On a theory session students and local communities will learn about green infrastructure planning and share common con...
by febo
Thu Feb 09, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: North America: Mexico
Topic: Mexico City
Replies: 26
Views: 45929

Green infrastructure planning workshop at Mexico city

On February 17th and 18th Balam Consultores at Mexico City will offer an international workshop on green infrastructure and multi use trail planning at the landscape school of UNAM. On a theory session students and local communities will learn about green infrastructure planning and share common con...
by febo
Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:57 pm
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Communities and SMEs
Replies: 49
Views: 68639

About Sites and languages

I am sure that every site must be in the home language FIRST, otherwise is clear that locals are not taken as principals of their own project they must see the way they are seen, specially if we talk about ecotourism as a way to reach many other social and environmental post material values as ecoto...
by febo
Tue Nov 15, 2005 5:58 pm
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Communities and SMEs
Replies: 49
Views: 68639

communities, consultants and Internet

Now that some CBE sites are coming out I would like to make a review about how many of this sites are really updated by community members, what kind of autonomy do these communities have in terms of communication when we talk not only about marketing but just simple information, this will show a rea...
by febo
Thu Nov 10, 2005 12:45 am
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Marketing and Market Development
Replies: 68
Views: 78382

Questions about web marketing

I am trying to find out if ecotourism web masters are now the equivalence to those nice hostess you find at the hotels entrance giving the tourist certain confidence, like telling them that right at that place where they have just arrived are people can understand them. What are the requirements to ...
by febo
Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Private sector/Public sector collaboration
Replies: 20
Views: 36789

About regional planning and infrastructure.

We must remember that whether we talk about developing or developed countries if we talk about regional planning we consider important infrastructure building and that this investments are usually done mainly or totally by public sector, at least at the beginning and to talk about some of the most e...
by febo
Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:11 pm
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Communities and SMEs
Replies: 49
Views: 68639

How to implement work with communities

There is certainly a different way to approach while planning CBT than usual strategies for any other tourism business. Communities will be more open to hands on labor in stead of theory planning workshops which frequently becomes an important factor for failure, locals simply bore if not working on...
by febo
Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:36 am
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Communities and SMEs
Replies: 49
Views: 68639

How do we know a community is back by the others inside

We first know that a project is backed by a community once it appears as a collective effort, How to know that? Just go there and talk to different people on different times, is not that they are not honest but local assemblies are the most difficult decision making systems, once approved it will be...
by febo
Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:01 am
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Chatter and general introductions
Replies: 31
Views: 41403

About Balam

My name is Antonio Suarez from Balam a consultancy group based at Mexico with 13 years of experience developing nature tourism projects mostly around cities three are the areas we mostly work on:

1. Infrastructure development and building, our main two products are the
by febo
Sat Nov 05, 2005 9:23 am
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Communities and SMEs
Replies: 49
Views: 68639

Communities and comunications

Community base ecotourism success is about 90% communication, but not from the community to the outside, it is mainly the lack of internal communications inside communities the fact that stops long term ecotourism and any kind of development projects in developing countries. While most of the traini...
by febo
Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: Ecotourism Emerging Industry Forum (2005)
Topic: Developing Infrastructure for Sustainable Tourism
Replies: 24
Views: 41699

Green infrastructure thinking and planning

Green infrastructure thinking and planning appears to be the future not only for ecotourism itself.

Long term sustainability where recreation as well as services, urban and rural landscape harmonize need another way of thinking and