by Gregory Gunter
AMPI—the Mexican association of Realtors—and the National Council of Historical Centers
urge you to join us August 25th and 26th for the locally-hosted 4th annual Symposium of Historic
Centers and World Heritage cities. If you’re Realtor, architect, appraiser or—most
importantly—an SMA resident concerned about topics like urban planning, here’s why you can’t
miss this important event!
The symposium proposes that recovered Historic Centers are generated as a result 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 and city mayors responsible for managing Mexican World Heritage cities
will be joined by both foreign and Mexican experts in the field of urban planning. 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
government are working with private enterprise, 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 web site at: www.AMPICentrosHistoricos.com.