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Creative Cities Network

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The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) is a project of UNESCO launched in 2004 to promote cooperation among cities which recognized creativity as a major factor in their urban development.[1][2][3] As of 2017, there are 180 cities from 72 countries in the network. As of 2021, there are a total number of 295 creative cities from 90 countries in the world.[4]

Photograph of the Creative City network logo in Yokohama, Japan.

The network aims to foster mutual international cooperation with and between member cities committed to invest in creativity as a driver for sustainable urban development, social inclusion and cultural vibrancy.[5] The Network recognizes the following creative fields:[1]

  • The overall situation and activities within the Network is reported in the UCCN Membership Monitoring Reports, each for a 4-year period for a particular city.[6]
  • The Network recognizes the concept of creative tourism, defined as travel associated with creative experience and participation.[7]