Panama City hosts a world heritage jewel: its Historic District, which is a World Heritage Site since 1997. Despite it is the most visited tourist spot in the country, this district has been subject of serious degradation over the years. Today, on International World Heritage Day, we want to raise awareness about the importance of preserving and revitalizing our cities´ … [Read more...] about International World Heritage Day: The role of the IDB Group revitalizing Panama´s Historic District
Dr Jesus Navarrete is a Sector Lead Specialist in Housing and Urban Development with the Inter-American Development Bank. He is currently based at the Bank’s Country Office in Panama where he leads the Bank’s sector operations and conducts sector policy dialogue with national counterparts. He also acts as the Coordinator of the IDB’s Living Heritage (Patrimonio Vivo), a regional program that supports LAC’s governments in the preservation and valorization of urban heritage. Dr Navarrete holds a Titulo de Arquitecto from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, a MArch from McGill University, and a PhD from University College London. Prior joining the IDB, he was a lecturer at McGill School of Architecture in Montreal and a research associate with the Minimum Cost Housing Group at McGill and taught at the Development Planning Unit of University College London. He has research and professional experience in several Latin American countries as well as in China and India.