Building on the inclusion of culture and heritage in the Sustainable Development Goals, the CHST KSB fosters knowledge sharing with a clear operational focus, connecting interested staff across Global Practices and externals, leveraging new IT tools and social media, with the objective of helping to identify cutting-edge solutions for the benefit of our clients. The KSB will integrate these practices into the World Bank agenda by elevating CHST to greater importance, sustainability and resilience. The Community aims to use the virtual space for knowledge exchange and discussion, and also as a forum to share information and maintain contact between its members.
The first Monday of each month, we have an ‘open door’ meeting with everybody interested in bringing ideas and helping us work well, effectively, and in an integrated fashion. Time and location are advertised in the calendar at the bottom. Please, feel free to join and brainstorm with us, we thank you for your contribution!
"Culture is an essential component of the safe, inclusive, resilient and sustainable urban settlements everybody wants to live in. Culture should be at the core of new approaches for people-centered cities, quality urban environments and integrated policy-making."
Old City of Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Croatia. (Photo: Justin Smith / Flickr CC) Today, we celebrate the International Day for Monuments and Sites. This year, the day focuses on Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism, which underlines the important linkage between culture and cities: Culture, identity, and a people-centered approach are central to building the urban future we want and ensuring sustainable urban development.
Dear Community Members, Let me introduce #Culture is #Development, a blog to unfold to the world the power of arts and culture in development processes, both in developing and developed countries: https://cultureisdevelopment.org/
(PALESTINE - GAZA) HEBA lives in Gaza. The Gaza Strip is a small self-governing Palestinian territory on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, that together with the West Bank, comprise the Palestinian territories, claimed by Palestinians as the State of Palestine. Gaza and the West Bank are separated from each other by Israeli territory.
George Washington University is hosting its annual Spring Colloquium on May 1st, focusing on "Leadership & Governance in Tourism: Defining Success for a Sustainable Future". They have a fantastic line-up of speakers and it should be a very interesting discussion using practical, real world examples.
Full details and register here: go.gwu.edu/gwtancolloquium17
Travel and tourism's growing importance is further exhibited by the United Nations declaring 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. This Spring's Colloquium will explore this important topic and we invite you to join the conversation. Come learn from industry leaders as they delve into this topic with real-world examples and practical solutions.
tweetable]]How cultural heritage and sustainable tourism help reduce poverty[[/tweetable]] China has seen a booming tourism industry during the last few decades, thanks to a fast-developing economy and growing disposable personal income. [[tweetable]]In 2015 alone, the travel and tourism sector contributed to 7.9% of China's GDP[[/tweetable]], and 8.4% of the country's total employment.