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Carlos Tejada, a coordinator of the Unesco Culture Sector in Mexico, affirmed that Mazatlán is a paradigmatic case in the theme of being a "Creative City", since it brings together the three gastronomic regions: valley, Sierra and coast, and the three expressions cultural typical of the state: the cuisine of the sea, the popular and international.
Based on that premise, yesterday we worked in a workshop with the team that represents Mazatlan in the "Creative Cities" network. In the workshop, we sought to forge the basis for a 4-year work plan in which the port's gastronomy can have a positive impact on aspects such as social, environmental conservation, cultural, educational and economic development.
Tejada emphasized that being "Creative City" is not as distinctive as such. It is about belonging to an international work network, which includes more than 180 cities in the world in seven categories and helps to strengthen the cultural value chain of them.
For Mazatlan, the importance of belonging to the "Creative Cities" lies in the opportunity to show the world the high potential of Sinaloa gastronomy, which will result in economic development for the region.
With the four-year project, which seeks to be born from this and other meetings, it is to take advantage of and turn creativity as a human factor into benefits that can be seen in sustainable urban development.
Officially, Mazatlan is not yet recognized as a "Creative City" before Unesco, since it is in the process of being registered.