UNESCO Creative Cities

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UNESCO Creative Cities

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The Global Alliance's Creative Cities Network, a UNESCO program instituted in 2005, recognizes cities world-wide with reputations as centers of excellence in literature, film, music, crafts and folk art, design, media arts and gastronomy. The program is intended to help creative cities share ideas on preserving and enhancing their cultural programs. Needless to say, cities in this program can also be appealing travel destinations for the traveller interested in the cities' creative speciality (and other things as well). Current members of the Creative Cities Network are:

Africa[edit]

Name Country Category Year Notes
Aswan Egypt Crafts and Folk Art 2005

Asia[edit]

Jeonju bibimbap
Name Country Category Year Notes
Beijing China Design 2012
Chengdu China Gastronomy 2010
Hangzhou China Crafts and Folk Art 2012
Harbin China Music 2010
Incheon South Korea Crafts and Folk Art 2010
Jeonju South Korea Gastronomy 2012
Kanazawa Japan Crafts and Folk Art 2009
Kobe Japan Design 2008
Nagoya Japan Design 2008
Seoul South Korea Design 2010
Shanghai China Design 2010
Shenzhen China Design 2008

Europe[edit]

Festival of lights, Lyon
Name Country Category Year Notes
Berlin Germany Design 2005
Bologna Italy Music 2006
Bradford United Kingdom Film 2009
Dublin Ireland Literature 2010
Edinburgh United Kingdom Literature 2004
Ghent Belgium Music 2009
Glasgow United Kingdom Music 2008
Graz Austria Design 2011
Lyon France Media Arts 2008
Norwich United Kingdom Literature 2012
Östersund Sweden Gastronomy 2010
Saint-Etienne France Design 2010
Seville Spain Music 2006

North America[edit]

Native American Pottery, Santa Fe
Name Country Category Year Notes
Iowa City United States of America Literature 2008
Montreal Canada Design 2006
Santa Fe United States of America Design, Crafts and Folk Art 2005

Oceania[edit]

Name Country Category Year Notes
Melbourne Australia Literature 2008
Sydney Australia Film 2010

South America[edit]

Name Country Category Year Notes
Bogotá Colombia Music 2012
Buenos Aires Argentina Design 2005
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