Detroit joins worldwide network of cities committed to investing in creativity as a driver for sustainable urban development, social inclusion, and cultural vibrancy
On December 11, 2015, Detroit became the first U.S. city to receive a UNESCO City of Design designation, joining 47 cities from 33 countries as new members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.
The Creative Cities Network is comprised of cities that represent a strong legacy in one of seven creative fields, from Gastronomy and Literature to Design. Member cities commit to collaborate and develop partnerships, promote creativity and cultural industries, share best practices, strengthen participation in cultural life and integrate culture in economic and social development strategies and plans.
The power of this designation lies within the people and business who are using design to drive Detroit’s future. There are opportunities for everyone for academia, to industry, to policymakers and community members to inspire others to see the transformative power of design.
Download this Detroit City of Design Toolkit to learn about how your story can become part of Detroit City of Design narrative.