Creative Design for Sustainable Development
Cases studies of cities that have effectively resisted the industrial crisis through the development of the design sector will be presented. These include the city of Saint- Etienne (France), transformed by its Biennale, its schools, its start-ups and the urban renewal of many of its neighborhoods; examples of " eco-cities " such as Masdar (Abu Dhabi) the world’s first ‘zero-carbon and zero-waste’ city will also be presented. By analyzing the revitalization of cities within the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (Berlin, Buenos Aires, Graz, Montreal, Nagoya, Kobe, Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Seoul, St. Etienne) in terms of cultural and environmental sustainability, the conference will help participants determine areas of growth and participation in the current fragile context of crisis and global risks. One expected outcome is the creation of a Think Tank capable of developing and sharing new solutions internationally.
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