Congratulations to Albert Paul Avila in creating a Downtown Interactive Walking Tour Map App. for Belize City! This would be great in each major town!


One of the last two projects I have been working on in my current contract with the Dowrtown Rejuvenation Project which ends on October 9th, 2020, is to create our Ecomuseum Website and to develop a Downtown Interactive Walking Tour Map App. This App will allow a visitor to take their own tour of downtown using the Google location finder feature. I believe it is the only one of its kind in the world. It is similar to how your GPS feature works in your car, but with this one you will be able to use your phone and it will tell you where you are in relation to the historic sites downtown. Plus it will provide information about the sites. The App is not completed as yet, but will be in a couple of weeks. Once we place it in the App Store the link will be placed here in case you want to download and do your own tour. To use the location finder feature you will need a Wi-Fi connection though.

Albert Paul Avila


Enhancing and Preserving Downtown Belize City

Belize City, located at the Belize River estuary, is the largest city in Belize. It used to be the capital city of Belize and also the hub of economic, political, and cultural development. However, due to severe hurricanes, the Government of Belize decided to move the capital to Belmopan in 1970. Following the removal of the administration function, the downtown area of Belize City gradually suffered from economic stagnation and urban depression. To rejuvenate Downtown Belize City the project will do so by means of preserving and revitalizing the colonial-style public architecture and private homes. Downtown Belize City is thus transformed by creating cultural amenities for community participation and enhancing the tourist-friendly atmosphere. As such, the Government of Belize, in conjunction with the National Taiwan University Building and Planning Research Foundation, through collaboration with the International Cooperation and Development Fund (Taiwan ICDF), has utilized the concept of an Eco-museum to work towards the goal of rejuvenating Downtown Belize City.

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