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World Heritage and Historic Cities Symposium

By Gregory Gunter

AMPI (the Mexican Association of Realtors) and the National Council of Historical Centers urge you to join the 4th annual Symposium of Historic Centers and World Heritage Cities on August 25 and 26. If you’re a realtor, architect, appraiser or—most importantly—an SMA resident concerned about topics like urban planning, don’t miss this important event!

Symposium of Historic Centers
and World Heritage Cities
Tue, Aug 25 and Wed, Aug 26

The symposium proposes that recovered Historic Centers are generated as a result of what our grandparents called the “neighborhood life.”

European-style neighborhood life is the result of the combination of urban, social, and commercial elements, which together create a community. And a sense of community always proves the best solution for a secure city.

International speakers, city mayors, and experts in the field of urban planning will join to discuss management of Mexican World Heritage cities. Organizations represented at the symposium through various speakers and presenters include AMPI, the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals; IPLANEG, Planning Institute, Statistics and Geography; National Council of Historical Centers; Heritage Institute CUBA; ICOM, the International Committee of Museums; BITS, the International Organization of Social Tourism; and ICOMOS, the International Committee of Museums and Sites.

While non-resident attendees will enjoy our streets, architecture, galleries, and world-class cuisine, even locals will enjoy the opportunity to ride a hot air balloon for astounding aerial views of downtown San Miguel.

Nearby Mineral de Pozos hosts a presentation of a project in which federal, state, and municipal governments are working with private enterprises, ejido communities, and local citizens with the goal of creating a new city with foundations of urban planning.

Event host AMPI is a nonprofit organization working for professionalization of the real estate profession. Through volunteer work led by Venezuelan architect Orlando Araque and generous sponsors of the event, AMPI assures all attendees that the value gained from the symposium far exceeds the registration cost.

To learn more about the venue, speakers, and schedule for the symposium, and to register with an online payment, please visit our website at


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