EUROCITIES members part of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network
Created in 2004, UNESCO’s Creative Cities is a network that encourages innovation and creativity among cities to support more sustainable and inclusive urban developments. Composed of 180 cities worldwide that promote culture as a tool for building sustainable cities, the network acknowledges cities’ work in the field of crafts and folk art, design, film, gastronomy, literature, media arts and music.
Recently, 64 cities have been designated as new creative cities of the network. 11 of them are also EUROCITIES members. These are: Braga, Bristol, Brno, Istanbul, Kortrijk, Lodz, Manchester, Milan, Pesaro, Terrassa and Utrecht. Their job as creative cities? To develop and actively exchange innovative practices to promote creative industries, reinforce participation in the cultural domain, and use culture as an element for solid urban development policies.
The Creative Cities Network will celebrate its 2018 annual meeting in Poland. Stay tuned for more information on the network’s actions and initiatives!