We finally have the blog "almost" up to date from our summer adventures, so here is a preview of our latest trip. As usual we went looking for people, events and initiatives that match our interest in responsible preservation or renewal. Investigations included, but were not limited to...
The government directed redevelopment of historical Old Havana, although with increasing help from the international community, in preparing for the influx of tourism that will surely come with a lift of US travel restrictions.
The efforts made by individual Cubans as the government begins to allow more opportunities for small businesses to take advantage of the growing tourism industry and generate their own urban renewal.
The preservation of Cuba’s colonial past in the UNESCO World Heritage city ofTrinidad.
Lastly, perhaps the thing most adamantly preserved in Cuba for fear of being lost... Cuban Culture.