USF Libraries
USF Digital Collections

Vision [Monteverde]

MISSING IMAGE

Material Information

Title:
Vision Monteverde
Translated Title:
Visión Monteverde ( )
Physical Description:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
Monteverde Institute
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Ecotourism--Costa Rica--Monteverde, Puntarenas
Strategic planning
Community development
Sustainable Futures 2007
Scenario planning
Genre:
Books/Reports/Directories
Books/Reports/Directories
letter   ( marcgt )

Notes

Summary:
Vision statement and comments on development in Monteverde.
Summary:
Declaración de la visión y comentarios de desarrollo en Monteverde.
Language:
English

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - M37-00193-002
usfldc handle - m37.193-2
System ID:
SFS0000901:00001


This item is only available as the following downloads:


Full Text
xml version 1.0 encoding UTF-8 standalone no
record xmlns http:www.loc.govMARC21slim xmlns:xsi http:www.w3.org2001XMLSchema-instance xsi:schemaLocation http:www.loc.govstandardsmarcxmlschemaMARC21slim.xsd
leader ntm 22 Ka 4500
controlfield tag 008 s flunnn| ||||ineng
datafield ind1 8 ind2 024
subfield code a M37-00193-002
040
FHM
100
Monteverde Institute
0 242
Visin [Monteverde]
245
Vision [Monteverde]
260
c 2007
520
Vision statement and comments on development in Monteverde.
Declaracin de la visin y comentarios de desarrollo en Monteverde.
546
English
653
Ecotourism--Costa Rica--Monteverde, Puntarenas
Strategic planning
Community development
Sustainable Futures 2007
Scenario planning
7 655
Books/Reports/Directories
720
Born Digital
1 773
t Sustainable Futures
049
FHmm
4 856
u http://digital.lib.usf.edu/?m37.193-2



PAGE 1

Vision Ecotourism, here in Monteverde, has begun to change not only the physical environment but also the ideas and values of its people. In th e past, farmland was the most important concern. Now the minds of the people are preoccupi ed with tourism. The majority is less concerned with the environment and look to tou rism to feed their families. While there is nothing wrong in this shift, most importan t is to maintain this town so not only is there something to visit but also some place that w e would want to leave our children. Development, after all is about what we are going t o leave the next generation. Building a place on tourism but not protecting and conservin g it will only feed your family today, not tomorrow. What a developing community needs to remember is it s “Imageability.” What will the travel guides say about Monteverde in the future? Would you want to read that Monteverde was a beautiful town that lost its charm to concrete and noise? Or, would you rather read that Monteverde remains a charming town that offers the tourist a serious look at Costa Rican culture and ecology? Places li ke Yellow Stone National Park and Adirondack National Park, two of the largest and mo st important national parks in the united states, will stay great places to visit beca use what people visit will remain. Do not forget people come to Monteverde not to see the new bank or shopping mall with more parking but come here because travel books describe an oasis in the middle of two lovingly preserved cloud forests. When you think o f development you should not look for general solutions to common problems, you shoul d look for the Monteverde solution. What does that look like? It is our hope and intention that this document ser ves as a beginning of a conversation and the start of an investigation into the spirit o f Monteverde. What is Monteverde architecture? What is a Monteverde road? How do t hose two fit into the unique landscape?