Creative Shenzhen, Designing Peng Cheng
The very first story of the series is underscoring the Design City Shenzhen. Having rapidly developed from a small fishing village to a cosmopolitan city, what are Shenzhen's unique creativity and vitality? Chinas's first City of Design, Shenzhen born? We will unravel the mystery.
Creative Cities: Enjoying the Chinese Flavor in Chengdu
In February, 2010, Chengdu was recognized by UNESCO as the City of Gastronomy, becoming the first Asian city to win the title.
UNESCO Creative Cities Network: Creativity and Culture Promote International Cooperation and Sustainable Development
What comes into your mind when it comes to cities like Dublin, Rome, Yangzhou and Vienna? The Dubliners described by James Joyce, the classic film Roman Holiday, the delicious Yangzhou Fried Rice or the world-renowned pianist Mozart? These cities offer much more to explore in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN).
Bamiyan: Handicrafts and Women's Rights
Bamiyan, the largest city in central Afghanistan, has a long history and is a major city on the Silk Road. In 2003, Bamiyan was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its many historical sites and the "Buddhas of Bamiyan ".
Turin: The Transformation from a City of Automobile to a City of Design
Turin, the capital of Piedmont, is the third largest city of Italy. As the first capital after the reunification of Italy, Turin is rich in historical and cultural resources, preserving a large number of classical and Baroque architectures. After World War II, Turin's industry grew rapidly, especially in the automobile.
Cairo: Revitalization of Urban Heritages through Creative Activities
Located in the Egyptian capital, Cairo Province, Downtown Cairo, with a history of thousands of years, is one of the world's least war-damaged ancient cities. In 1979, Cairo was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List with a large number of well-preserved historical sites. On 31 st October 2017, Cairo was awarded the "City of Crafts and Folk Arts" by UNESCO and became a member of the Creative Cities Network for its exquisite traditional crafts and its development of cultural and creative industries.
The Improvement of Cultural Spaces in Creative Cities Building
Cultural space building should be given priority in making cities more creative.
Curitiba: Creativity Builds Ecological City
Curitiba is located in southern Brazil and is the capital of the state of Parana. In the industrial age, Curitiba was a trading and processing Centre for agricultural and livestock products such as tea, coffee, tobacco, corn and soybeans.
66 Cities Joining the UCCN
66 cities have been selected to join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) on October 31, the World Cities Day. The UCCN now has 246 members among which Nanjing and Yangzhou have been respectively recognized as City of Literature and City of Gastronomy.
Building the Cultural Space of a Creative City
The UNESCO Creative City Network initiated by UNESCO was established in October 2004. To initiate cultural diversity, encourage urban residents to develop diversified cultural resources and create sustainable new economic models is actively encouraged by the UN.
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The International Center for Creativity and Sustainable Development under the Auspices of UNESCO (Category 2) was approved at the 38th session of UNESCO General Assembly in November 2015. In 2017, the People's Government of Beijing Municipality signed the agreement with UNESCO. ICCSD becomes the world's first UNESCO Category 2 center with the theme of "creativity and sustainable development". With the support and guidance of UNESCO, the Center intends to build the world's high-level international platform that aims at creativity and sustainable development, and includes the functions of research, training, cooperation, communication, demonstration etc. The Center shall become a first-class think-tank gathering talents throughout the world, building a global renowned "laboratory of thoughts" with a focus on creativity and innovation. It shall promote cultural exchanges and cooperation, disseminate and support Chinese enterprises, technology and culture.
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