Chennai is Included in UNESCO Creative Cities Network

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Differing geographically, demographically or economically- Creative Cities commit to develop and exchange innovative best practices to promote creative industries, strengthen participation in cultural life, and integrate culture into sustainable urban development policies.

Chennai Included in UNESCO Creative Cities Network
  • 64 cities from 44 countries are designated as UNESCO Creative Cities by Director-General.
  • Creative Cities are at the frontline of UNESCO՚s efforts to foster innovation and creativity for sustainable and inclusive urban development.
  • UNESCO included Chennai in Creative Cities Network for its rich musical tradition.

Details of Cities Chosen So Far

  • Includes a total of 180 cities in 72 countries
  • Creative cities include 19 cities from countries not previously represented in the UNESCO Network
  • Cooperation framework proposed to foster candidate cities from the Africa region - a UNESCO Global Priority - has been a true success with 9 African cities now joining the Network.

How Cities Are Chosen?

Since 2004, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network highlights its members՚ creativity within seven fields: Crafts and Folk Art

  • Design
  • Film
  • Gastronomy
  • Literature
  • Media Arts and Music

What Do Creative Cities Do?

  • Creative Cities commit to develop and exchange innovative best practices to promote creative industries
  • Strengthen participation in cultural life
  • Integrate culture into sustainable urban development policies

Reason for Creative Cities Rankings

  • For implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda, the Network allows cities to demonstrate culture՚s role as an enabler for building sustainable cities.
  • The next Annual Meeting of the Creative Cities Network is scheduled to take place in Krakow and Katowice (Poland) in June 2018.

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