Ciudad del Diseño de la UNESCO
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Saint-Étienne is the first French city appointed as UNESCO City of Design on 22nd November 2010.
With an outstanding history related to industrial modernity, Saint-Étienne, land of creators and inventors, is a city under constant transformation, driven by a dynamic which links arts and industry.
Thanks to concrete initiatives such as the creation of the Cité du design and the International Design Biennial, Saint-Étienne has adopted design as an agent for urban transformation and a leverage for economic development. Relying on the creativity of its territory and the engagement of both the public and industrial sector, the city is reinventing itself, leading its numerous small and medium-sized enterprises to innovation, and improving the quality of its citizens’ urban living environment through design.
The research developed by the Cité du design on new ways of life establishes the city as the laboratory of French design and an innovative, sustainable and supportive city. Saint-Étienne wishes to share its experience and skills with the UNESCO Cities of Design to confront the changes in our societies and the central questions cities face in the 21st century.