Epler Wood traveled to Colombia in February 2017 for the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to present on destination planning and management. A former Fulbright Scholar in in Colombia, Epler Wood took the opportunity to meet with a wide variety of leaders and visit remote parts of Colombia now opening for the first time to tourism. She is working with Pro-Colombia, the National Parks of Colombia and the agency for Innovation in Science to determine if new methods for tourism planning, using Geodesign, can move the planning process forward in Amazonian regions.
e new course Sustainable Tourism, Regional Planning and Geodesign (ENVR E-118B)
being launched at Harvard Extension in the Spring of 2018 will help destination managers worldwide to learn to determine the best management of vital natural and social resources, and to build scenarios that include the impacts of climate change, including approaches to mitigation and adaptation, over the next 20-30 years.