by Valentin Schipfer
So you’ve never heard of Graz, the capital of the Austrian state of Styria? Well, it’s time to drop you a line. Besides its specialization in research and development ( 1/3 of all high-tech-innovation in Austria originates from here–) Graz has been raising an increased awareness of creative economies since 2003. Therefore, on March 14th 2011 Graz became one of UNESCO’s Creative City of Design.
Last week we introduced this first article in a new series of articles about UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network to appear here on the Place Management and Branding blog. We began with the first part of Kenneth Wardrop’s two part article in which he explored Edingburgh as Scotland’s City of Literature. We continue this week with part two of Kenneth Wardrop’s article about Scotland in which he explores Glasgow as a Creative City of Music. Continue reading
We would like to introduce this first article in a new series of articles about UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network to appear here on the Place Management and Branding blog. The Network aims at developing international cooperation among cities and encouraging them to drive joint development partnerships in line with UNESCO’s global priorities of “culture and development” and “sustainable development”. This first-of-two articles written by Kenneth Wardrop discusses the origin and goals of the UNESCO initiative and examines Scotland’s Edinburgh as a City of Literature: Continue reading