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UNESCO list of Creative Cities Network 2017-18

The 64 cities from 44 countries have been designated as UNESCO Creative Cities on the basis of Crafts and Folk Arts, Media Arts, Film, Design, Gastronomy, Literature and Music. The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. 

Recently, Chennai has been included in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. This is the third Indian city to be included in this list after Jaipur (Craft and Folk Arts) and Varanasi (Music).

UNESCO list of Creative Cities Network

Category

Name of Cities

Literature

Bucheon (Republic of Korea), Durban (South Africa), Lillehammer (Norway), Manchester (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Milan (Italy), Quebec City (Canada), Seattle (United States of America), Utrecht (Netherlands) 

Crafts and Folk Art

Baguio City (Philippines), Barcelos (Portugal), Cairo (Egypt), Carrara (Italy), Chiang Mai (Thailand), Chordeleg (Ecuador), Gabrovo (Bulgaria), Joao Pessoa (Brazil), Kutahya (Turkey), Limoges (France) , Madaba (Jordan), Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Porto-Novo (Benin), Sheki (Azerbaijan), Sokode (Togo), Tetouan (Morocco), Tunis (Tunisia), Jaipur (India).

Media Arts

Braga (Portugal), Changsha (China), Guadalajara (Mexico), Kosice (Slovakia), Toronto (Canada).

Music

Almaty (Kazakhstan), Amarante (Portugal), Auckland (New Zealand), Brno (Czechia), Chennai (India), Daegu Metropolitan City (Republic of Korea), Frutillar (Chile), Kansas City (United States of America), Morelia (Mexico), Norrkoping (Sweden), Pesaro (Italy), Praia (Cabo Verde), Varanasi (India).

Gastronomy

Alba (Italy), Buenaventura (Colombia), Cochabamba (Bolivia), Hatay Metropolitan Municipality (Turkey), Macao Special Administrative Region (China), Panama City (Panama), Paraty (Brazil), San Antonio (United States of America).

Design

Brasilia (Brazil), Cape Town (South Africa), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), Greater Geelong (Australia), Istanbul (Turkey), Kolding (Denmark), Kortrijk (Belgium), Mexico City (Mexico), Wuhan (China).

Film

Bristol (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Lodz (Poland), Qingdao (China), Terrassa (Spain), Yamagata City (Japan)

This creative designation of cities is executed within the framework of the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda, the Network provides a platform for cities to demonstrate culture’s role as an enabler for building sustainable cities.

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