The project focuses on the main product of excellence of these cities, and finds ways to maintain its relevance in city life, local economy and social development. The fields of excellence is classified among: Literature, Cinema, Music, Folk Art, Design, Media Arts, and Gastronomy.
Despite the general knowledge that change (towards modernity) is generated from the city, what the Network aims to do is to take advantage of adapting and harnessing the proliferation of technology and social development in order to further a city’s product of excellence. In doing so, the cities, in as much as being the catalyst in sailing to the future, also becomes the center for the protection of a past industry and its eventual protection.
Allen J. Scott, “Creative Cities: Conceptual Issues and Policy Questions,” Journal of Urban Affairs, 28, 2006, 1 – 17.
Current members of the Creative Cities Network are:
Enghien-Les-Bains (France), Paducah (United States) and Sapporo (Japan), New Members of Unesco's Creative Cities Network
Nov 21, 2013; UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 21 -- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization issued the following news...
Public-Private Partnerships and the Creative Sector: Through Initiatives Such as the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity and the Creative Cities Network, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Has Highlighted the Importance of Fostering Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) as a Model for Making Cultural and Creative Industries the Drivers of Economic Growth
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