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UNESCO Creative City of Design

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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. 

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


6. UNESCO – 47 Cities join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network 
(http://en.unesco.org/creative-cities/events/47-cities-join-unesco-creative-cities-network)

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

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

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

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

11. 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

12. 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)

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