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Wuhan holds promotions to help apply for City of Design at UNESCO HQ
source: hubei.gov.cn     2017-07-04

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On June 29, the Wuhan government delegation organized promotions at the headquarter of UNESCO in Paris, to help the application for City of Design.

Design is one of the seven creative fields recognized by UNESCO Creative Cities Network which is a project of UNESCO launched in 2004, aiming to foster international cooperation among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic driver and enabler for sustainable urban regeneration and development. As of 2017, there are 116 cities from 54 countries in the network.

On June 15, Wuhan submitted application to the UNESCO to join the Creative Cities Network. And between June 29 and July 1, the UNESCO kicked off the 11th Annual Meeting of the Creative Cities Network in Paris, at which, Wuhan exchanged ideas with cities interested in joining the Network and promoted its concept for the City of Design. The next step, Wuhan indicated, is to seek cooperation with UNESCO in cultural heritage protection.

In recent years, Wuhan has carried out a series of creative design events, such as design biennial, creative design bazaar and related competitions facing university students and local residents. The successul application will play an active role in building Wuhan a demonstration zone in terms of the urban ecological, historical and cultural and creative services among cities along the Yangtze River.

(hubei.gov.cn by Ruan Xinqi)

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