Scenario planning, District of Monteverde : Imagination of place

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Scenario planning, District of Monteverde : Imagination of place

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Scenario planning, District of Monteverde : Imagination of place
Translated Title:
Planeamiento del escenario, distrito de Monteverde: Imaginación del lugar
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Monteverde Institute
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English

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Strategic planning--Costa Rica--San Luis, Monteverde, Puntarenas
Corridors (Ecology)
Transportation
Economic development
Sustainable Futures 2004
Scenario planning
Educational opportunities
Recreational opportunites
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Books/Reports/Directories

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Draft of how to approach scenario planning in the communities of Santa Elena, Cerro Plano, Monteverde, and San Luis.
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Borrador de como acercarse al planeamiento del escenario en las comunidades de Santa Elena, Cerro Plano, Monteverde, y San Luis.
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English

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University of South Florida Library
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M37-00113 ( USFLDC DOI )
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DRAFT FOR DISCUSSION ONLY Scenario Planning DISTRICT OF MONTEVERDE Imagination of Place

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DISTRICT OF MONTEVERDE Reflections of Community Discussion Goals Facilitate on-going democratic discussion Establish collaborative structures and partnerships Create and implement equitable tax structure In order to: *Promote diverse economic opportunity: tourism, agriculture, arts/culture, service/commercial, etc. *Protect the environment Protect reserves and create biological corridors Manage the waters: potable, gray, black Manage solid waste Protect air quality *Provide an efficient and diverse transportation system to alleviate congestion *Provide educational opportunities for all *Provide recreational opportunities

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Patterns: Patterns that apply to all communities nrnnrrn nnn nnnr Hierarchy of Healthy Town Centers : Every region needs one major urban center and a mosaic of town centers in order to provide adequate and accessible services and civic life for the popu lation. Public Life: Spaces, Common Land, Community Facilit ies: All communities flourish when they have spaces in w hich to gather for civic events and for daily informal contact among communi ty members and visitors. Pedestrian Safety and Access : In an urban center, more people are walking than in cars because of the density of serv ices, and their requirements should receive primary attention to include adequat e sidewalks, plazas, and other gathering places. Public Transport System: Buses, Vans, Roving Cabs: The primary way to avoid traffic congestion, improve th e quality of the air and water, provide for pedestrian safety, and still pro vide an efficient transportation system, is to have an efficient and timely combination of public transportation opportunities. Green Networks: Reserves, trails, parks, recreation forest fragments, bio-corridors: Monteverde is known for its forest and wildlife and access to green open space Maintain t he network of green by using an array of activities and strategies. An “Image” of Green: Vistas, Ridges and Streams, Ro ad Buffers: The forest image of Monteverde is built on more tha n just the protected forests. It relies on the image of the r egion as a green place.

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Community of Santa Elena Commercial Center Strong and Diverse Regional Center : Every community needs a regional center to accommodate commercial and publi c life. Santa Elena is that Center in Monteverde. Beautiful and Healthy Towns: People will want to live in cities if they are beautiful, safe, full of public life, have clean air and water, and access to green spaces. This is a very important w ay to protect the forest and agricultural lands. Public Plaza and Active Streets : All communities need a “living room” for social gathering and streets that encoura ge public activity. This space ensures a good commercial and civic life. Accessible Neighborhood Centers: There should be local and accessible centers in different neighborhoods to ac commodate daily needs. Waste Water Treatment and Reuse: Protecting the waters of every community and for its neighbors downstream de mands access to sufficient clean water for all and treatment of gra y and black waters before they reenter the streams and groundwater. Once cle an, the water can be made available for irrigation and other uses. Sufficient Parking: Although it is preferable for small urban centers t o rely on public transport, it is still necessary to have a place to store cars and trucks whether they are services commercial areas o r participating in public life. Community of Cerro Plano Cultural Center Green Neighborhoods : Establish safe, clean and friendly residential neighborhoods linked with green networks to the cen ter and district Strong Center : Establish a vital commercial center for the communi ty Art and Culture : Reinforce the cultural center/art gallery programs in this community Recreation: Provide recreational opportunities for residents Community of Monteverde Eco-tourism Center Education and eco-tourism : Reinforce the educational and ecotourism focus of the areas. Rural Character and Development : Balance new development with the preservation of rural character and commun ity life. Vital center for community : Establish a vital mixed-use center for the community with services, education, eco-tourism and public areas. Put cars in their proper places : create small parking enclaves in well defined areas.

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Community of San Luis Agriculture and Distributed Tourism Center Preserve rural character and way of life: Balance the pressures of change with preservation while protecting and reinf orcing a strong sense of community life Vital community centers : Create a strong relationship among housing, civic, commercial and institutional facilities and infrastructure. Diversify and strengthen of the economy : Diversify agricultural crops and practices to ensure economic stability, e xpand tourism, and service economy,. Distributed tourism strategy: Disperse small scale activities for tourism within San Luis to minimize impact and dist ribute economic benefits throughout the community. Thanks to all community members who joined the conv ersation about Monteverde Scenario Planning with the Sustainable F utures Course since 2001! For more information and a power point, contact the Monteverde Institute.


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