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14 Jun 2010

UNESCO Creative Cities network

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The Creative Cities Network connects cities who want to share experiences, ideas and best practices for cultural, social and economic development.

Cities may apply to UNESCO to be endorsed by the Network and join the programme to ensure their continued role as centres of excellence and to support other cities, particularly those in developing countries, in nurturing their own creative economy.

Cities in Asia and Europe appointed to the Creative Cities Network include:

Edinburgh - UNESCO City of Literature

Bologna - UNESCO City of Music

Kobe - UNESCO City of Design

Lyon - UNESCO City of Media Arts

Shenzen - UNESCO City of Design

Kanazawa - UNESCO City of Crafts and Folk Art

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