Creative Cities Network
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. As of 2017[update], there are 180 cities from 72 countries in the network.
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. The Network recognizes the following creative fields:
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.
The Network recognizes the concept of creative tourism, defined as travel associated with creative experience and participation.
- "What is the Creative Cities Network ?", a UNESCO webpage
- Creative Cities Network homepage
- Inequalities in Creative Cities: Issues, Approaches, Comparisons, 2016, ISBN 1349951153 p. 241
- Macdonald, Moira (31 October 2017). "UNESCO declares Seattle a City of Literature". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
- "UCCN today: 116 Cities in 54 countries | Creative Cities Network". en.unesco.org. Retrieved 2018-10-03.
- "Reporting & monitoring", a UCCN webpage
- OECD Studies on Tourism Tourism and the Creative Economy, 2014, ISBN 9264207872, p. 83