Seoul

Member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network since 2010


The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, designated four cities incudinf Seoul (Republic of Korea) as “City of Design” on 20 July 2010, as part of the Organization’s Creative Cities Network.



Seoul, recognized as a design-driven centre, has a vision to become an eco-cultural city based on advanced IT infrastructures. With design-oriented urban policies, public urban design standards, design education practices and an urban strategy of “culture economics”, the city is constantly raising awareness among the public about the importance of design and its role in enhancing the quality of life.

 

Seoul is a city with over 2,000 years of history and has been the capital of Republic of Korea for more than 600 years. The city is a good example of design-driven creative city with its vision to become an eco-cultural city based on advanced IT infrastructures.

With the strong support of the Government dedicated to fostering the design industry, the city has established design-oriented urban policies, promoted public urban design standards and implemented design education practices



Source: UNESCO

 

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