Sustainable Tourism, Heritage Protection, and Creative Economy

By April 1, 2021 Cities Clusters

Background

Tourism has the potential to advance all of the SDGs, but it has been among the most hard-hit sectors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the ten countries with the largest numbers of World Heritage Sites, but at the height of the pandemic, 89 percent of the countries partly or fully closed their world heritage sites to visitors, which demonstrates great demand for and possibilities of South-South cooperation for the protection, preservation, and management of these sites. The creative economy also calls for greater support and enhanced South-South Cooperation as the downsizing of many creative industries such as venue-based sectors like museums, galleries, and theatres because of lockdown measures have harmed cities and regions in terms of jobs and revenues, levels of innovation, citizen well-being, and the vibrancy and diversity of communities. In 2020, Cities Project organized Travel South series with 4 webinars of knowledge sharing, exchanges and learnings. Building on the results achieved in 2020, in 2021 Cities Project will continue facilitating and deepening collaborations among cities and institutions under this theme in partnership with specialized agencies.

Cluster Activities

Cities Clusters - COVID-19Cities Clusters - DRRCities ProjectNews
July 7, 2021

UNDRR GETI, UNOSSC & WHO Conclude Online Joint Training with South-South Cities Exchange on Innovative Experiences

July 1, New York: Under the theme of “Build Back Better: Harnessing South-South Cooperation and Risk Reduction Planning for Resilient and Healthy Cities in the Post-COVID-19 Era”, the fourth and…
Cities Clusters - AgricultureCities ProjectNews
July 2, 2021

Build Back Better: Health Emergencies & All Hazards Risk Tools & Strategies to Build Resilient & Healthy Cities in the Post-COVID-19 Era

Session three of the four-part training on Build Back Better: Harnessing South-South cooperation and risk reduction planning for resilient and healthy cities in the post-COVID-19 era, jointly organized by the…
Capacity Development InitiativesCities Clusters - COVID-19Cities Clusters - DRRCities ProjectEvents
May 12, 2021

UNDRR GETI, UNOSSC & WHO Joint Online Training: Build Back Better, 8-29 June 2021

 UNDRR GETI, UNOSSC & WHO Joint Online Training Build Back Better: Harnessing SSC and Risk Reduction Planning for Resilient and Healthy Cities in the Post-COVID-19 Era When: 8, 15, 22,…
Cities Clusters - TransportCities Clusters - WasteCities ProjectNews
April 30, 2021

Call for Submissions: Innovative Experiences of Cities on Environmental Sustainability and Climate Action, Deadline 20 June 2021

Context Home to the majority of humankind, cities are at the forefront of tackling climate change and promoting environmental sustainability. Rising sea levels and extreme weather events such as floods,…

Knowledge Products

Cities Clusters - COVID-19Cities Clusters - DRRCities ProjectNews
July 7, 2021

UNDRR GETI, UNOSSC & WHO Conclude Online Joint Training with South-South Cities Exchange on Innovative Experiences

July 1, New York: Under the theme of “Build Back Better: Harnessing South-South Cooperation and Risk Reduction Planning for Resilient and Healthy Cities in the Post-COVID-19 Era”, the fourth and…
Cities Clusters - AgricultureCities ProjectNews
July 2, 2021

Build Back Better: Health Emergencies & All Hazards Risk Tools & Strategies to Build Resilient & Healthy Cities in the Post-COVID-19 Era

Session three of the four-part training on Build Back Better: Harnessing South-South cooperation and risk reduction planning for resilient and healthy cities in the post-COVID-19 era, jointly organized by the…
Capacity Development InitiativesCities Clusters - COVID-19Cities Clusters - DRRCities ProjectEvents
May 12, 2021

UNDRR GETI, UNOSSC & WHO Joint Online Training: Build Back Better, 8-29 June 2021

 UNDRR GETI, UNOSSC & WHO Joint Online Training Build Back Better: Harnessing SSC and Risk Reduction Planning for Resilient and Healthy Cities in the Post-COVID-19 Era When: 8, 15, 22,…
Cities Clusters - TransportCities Clusters - WasteCities ProjectNews
April 30, 2021

Call for Submissions: Innovative Experiences of Cities on Environmental Sustainability and Climate Action, Deadline 20 June 2021

Context Home to the majority of humankind, cities are at the forefront of tackling climate change and promoting environmental sustainability. Rising sea levels and extreme weather events such as floods,…