The Future of Cities

Tourism and Urban Planning, Challenges and Issues 

The city and the tourist movement have both historical and dynamic relationships. If we observe a movement of attraction-withdrawal-rediscovery of the city (Cazes, 2005), we see that the latter plays a structuring role in the process of inventing the tourist phenomenon, being “both a place of impulse of travel taste, but also the point of …

October 31, 2019

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Why Push Tourism in Haiti Despite the Constant Political Instabilities

Tourism is an effective lever that can stimulate economic growth and reduce the unemployment rate. It stands out as a high-potential income sector, a true resource of wealth and one of the only viable opportunities for economic diversification, particularly for developing countries. At the macroeconomic level, the share of tourism in the world’s GDP is

September 30, 2019

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The Informal Sector and Tourism, it’s Future

All cities contain informal markets that coexist with formal ones. Those in the informal sector are not recognized, registered, or regulated under labor legislation and social protection. In an underdeveloped country like Haiti, the informal sector makes up a significant percentage of employment and the economy. Policies have not been adopted to integrate

May 29, 2019

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The Role Of The Haitian Diaspora We Want To See In The Near Future

Diaspora can be defined as people who have migrated and their descendants who maintain a connection to their homeland.   The U.S. State Department defines diasporas as those migrant groups who share the following features: Dispersion, whether voluntary or involuntary, across socio-cultural boundaries and at least one political border; A collective memory

May 6, 2019

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Stronger Citizens, Stronger Cities: Shared Responsibilities

A great place is something that everybody can create. If vibrancy is people, then the only way to make a city vibrant is to make room for more of them. By positioning public spaces at the heart of action-oriented community dialog, we need to make room for both physically and philosophically by re-framing citizenship as …

April 18, 2019

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Creating a Culture of Citizenship, Poubèl Ayiti

The engagement of citizens from all walks of life is central to Place Governance. We need more change agents working within existing frameworks to pull people in. One of the key strengths of Place Governance is that it meets people where they are, and makes it easier for them to engage in shaping their communities. …

April 16, 2019

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Defining Haiti’s Tourism Product

As defined by UNWTO, a Tourism Product is “a combination of tangible and intangible elements, such as natural, cultural and man-made resources, attractions, facilities, services and activities around a specific center of interest which represents the core of the destination marketing mix and creates an overall visitor experience including emotional

April 10, 2019

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Tourism Planning: Cap-Haitien as a Catalyst for Decentralization

This article is an attempt to explain how to decentralize Haiti by creating new urban typologies through the use of tourism Planning. Despite significant efforts since Haiti’s earthquake in 2010, the country continues to struggle with bringing tourism back to the island. Haiti has numerous coastal cities with exceptional potential to become an

April 1, 2019

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What is the future of #TrashChallenge in Cap-Haitien?

A new challenge is trending on the web. Challengers from everywhere are invading social media with their photos where a littered space has an entirely new image after volunteers have cleaned it up. The advantage of the challenge is the positive impact it has on the environment; the pride of the volunteers who share their …

March 29, 2019

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Seven Ways to Help Improve Your City

A city is a massive human settlement, usually with extensive systems of housing, transport, sanitation, utilities, land use, and communication. Several elements make up a city. Misuse or bad management of these can happen to destroy a city. However, the excellent use of these elements may improve it. A city must be both well kept …

March 22, 2019

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