Engagement

Graphic: Ron Mader, Levels of Engagement Engagement = Meaningful interaction One of the greatest challenges for those working in conservation and tourism, economic development and job creation is that of engagement – how to communicate, interact and listen to locals and how to avoid fatigue over the rough patches. Avoiding engagement fatigue is critical if …

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Elsewhere on the Web The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – http://www.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 …

Janes Walk

Elsewhere on the Web Jane’s Walk – https://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 Links janeswalk.org Facebook @janeswalk Questions Are there videos from the walks? Are there recommended online resources, publications, …

Markets

Photo: Channon Market Markets are as old as the crossroads. They are a mashup of conversations and commerce embedded in the 360 degree, face-to-face exchange. The best markets are a combination of tasting rooms and empathy museums. The best markets are the epitome of responsible travel — good places to live and good places to …

Attention

Poster: What is the value of attention? Attention = Focusing consciousness and taking notice Also see: partial attention Reflections Anyone can pay attention for an instant. But what does it take to pay attention over time? When institutional memory is lacking or we find ourselves fidgeting, it’s hard to practice anything resembling conscious living, let …

Peace

Peace = freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility. Translating: Every moment of the day provides an opportunity to create the conditions for peace. Afrikaans: Elke oomblik van die dag bied ‘n geleentheid om die voorwaardes vir vrede te skep. German: Jeder Moment des Tages bietet die Möglichkeit, die Bedingungen für Frieden zu schaffen. Spanish: Cada …

Curation

Buzzwords Ron Mader: I honestly don’t think there are many thing nerdier than explaining ‘curation’ and why it might be useful. That said, your suggestions are welcome as we improve this presentation of content curation creation. Essay Curating has been around for a long time as people have crafted scrapbooks, mix tapes and playlists. Librarians curate …

Crowdsourcing

Buzzwords Crowdsourcing = Content developed by a group of people or community Also see: crowdfunding This page examines how crowdsourcing works (or fails to work) in travel and tourism with focal points on museums, markets, parks and protected areas. This is an early draft and suggestions are welcome. Essay Ron Mader: Tourism promotion already is …