Cuba: Sustainable Cuba New Years: Sustainable Architecture and Urban Planning

December 28, 2012January 6, 2013

Global Exchange Reality Tours has been contracted to arrange a New Years delegation on behalf of The Center for Cuban Studies focused on Sustainable Architecture and Urban Planning from December 28, 2012 - January 6, 2013.

Global Exchange is a licensed Travel Service Provider by the Office of Foreign Assets Control. Participants will travel as under the General License, unless other arrangements have been made.

This trip is open to full-time architects, urban planners, developers, real estate professionals, as well as professors and university students enrolled in a similarly degreed program across the US. 

The itinerary will provide educational experiences for professionals conducting research and will examine the history of Sustainable Development and Architecture in Havana which is listed as a UNESCO “World Heritage Sites.” We will also study the restoration of Old Havana and visit many historic sites and projects that are being made in the city and surrounding areas.

The group will be joined by expert guide and distinguished Architect and Urban Planner Miguel Coyula, formerly of the advisory agency, “The Group for the Comprehensive Development of the Capital.” Coyula is a dynamic professional who is well-known as a Cuban television personality and as the “Godfather” of the Group’s 20 community development projects in Havana. He has lectured widely in the U.S. and Europe about Cuban Architecture.

To view a sample itinerary click here.

Program Highlights may include: 
  • Walking tour of old Havana w/city planner
  • Community Projects
  • Visit to Colon Cemetery
  • Office of the City Historian
  • Tour of architectural marvels such as the School of Arts
  • City tour to identify and discuss architecture of different historical periods
  • Urban garden visit
Price Includes: 
  • Roundtrip flight from Cancun/Havana/Cancun, three star hotel accommodations, 2 meals daily, translation, transportation, and program fees.
  • Also includes Cuban visa and compulsory Cuban Health Insurance.
  • Price is based on double room accommodations; add $300 for single room.
  • Does NOT include airfare to/from Cancun, beverages, gratuities, travel insurance, personal expenditures, etc.

How to Register: 

In the summer for 2012, the Office of Foreign Assets Control issued new regulations for travel to Cuba. We are making the necessary changes to our operations to come into compliance with these new regulations. Please contact our office for current updates.

To determine if you are eligible for this delegation please contact the person listed below. If you have already been determined eligible, please utilize the code provided to you in the space below titled "Sign Up For This Tour".

Once registered, you will be contacted about the non-refundable deposit of $500. Payments by Mastercard, Visa and Discover are welcome. Deposits for Cuba delegations are non-refundable unless the trip is canceled by Global Exchange as explained below.

This trip will be as diverse as possible in terms of race, age and life experiences. In some cases, a limited number of partial scholarships are available for low-income applicants.


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