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Singapore UNESCO Creative City of Design

Dec 11, 2015

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Singapore has been designated UNESCO Creative City of Design. The successful bid was submitted by DesignSingapore Council. The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to strengthen co-operation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable development.

“We are elated to receive this good news. The designation will support the development of a creative eco-system where the National Design Centre plays a key role in Singapore’s contribution to the UCCN,” said Mr Jeffrey Ho, Executive Director, DesignSingapore Council.

More: http://en.unesco.org/creative-cities/home
Media Release: https://www.designsingapore.org/modules/mediarelease/media-release-singapore-designated-unesco-creative-city-of-design

How it began, where it is today, how might it be in the future: the state of design in Singapore. A six-part report by DesignSingapore Council.

Media Coverage

  1. Channel NewsAsia –
    CNA online [11 Dec 2015]: Singapore designated UNESCO Creative City of Design
    (http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/singapore-designated/2340872.html)
    CNA Broadcast [13 Dec 2015]:
    (http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/video/singapore-designated/2342240.html)

  2. TODAY online [11 Dec 2015] – Singapore designated as a Creative City of Design by UNESCO
    (http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/singapore-designated-creative-city-design-unesco)

  3. The Straits Times online [11 Dec 2015] – Singapore named Unesco creative city of design
    (http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/singapore-named-unesco-creative-city-of-design)

  4. Asiaone [12 Dec 2015] – Singapore designated UNESCO Creative City of Design
    (http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/singapore-designated-unesco-creative-city-design)

  5. POWER 98FM (Radio) –
    (https://twitter.com/Power98News/status/675597441253703680)
International
  1. UNESCO – 47 Cities join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network
    (http://en.unesco.org/creative-cities/events/47-cities-join-unesco-creative-cities-network)

  2. Times Oracle (USA) – Singapore named Unesco creative city of design
    (http://timesoracle.com/2015/12/singapore-named-unesco-creative-city-of-design.html)

  3. The Telegraph Times (UK) – Rome, Parma are UNESCO Creative Cities
    (http://telegraphtimes.com/2015/12/12/rome-parma-are-unesco-creative-cities/)

  4. Chronicle Daily (USA) – Singapore named Unesco creative city of design
    (http://chronicledaily.com/2015/12/12/singapore-named-unesco-creative-city-of-design/)

  5. The Leader Standard (USA) – Singapore designated UNESCO Creative City of Design
    (http://leaderstandard.com/singapore-designated-unesco-creative-city-of-design/)

  6. The Star Online (Malaysia) – S’pore named Unesco creative city of design
    (http://www.thestar.com.my/news/regional/2015/12/13/spore-named-unesco-creative-city-of-design/)
Other sites
  1. Blouinartinfo – UNESCO Designate 47 New Creative Cities in the World
    (http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1295628/unesco-designate-47-new-creative-cities-in-the-world)

  2. Mothership.sg – Singapore named Creative City of Design by UNESCO
    (http://mothership.sg/2015/12/singapore-named-creative-city-of-design-by-unesco/)