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Cape Town is World Design Capital 2014

World Design Capital 2014 – it’s Cape Town!

Oct 26, 2011 9:35 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Cape Town is World Design Capital 2014Cape Town has been named World Design Capital for the year 2014, ahead of fellow short-listed cities, Dublin and Bilbao. The sought-after accolade was awarded to the Mother City this morning at the International Design Alliance (IDA) Congress in Taipei.

The World Design Capital title is awarded bi-annually by the International Council for Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) to give global prominence to cities that use design for their social, economic and cultural development. Founded in 1957 and active in 50 countries, ICSID has awarded the World Design Capital designation three times – to Torino, Italy (2008); Seoul, South Korea (2010) and Helsinki, Finland (designated for 2012). The World Design Capital title is awarded in advance, allowing winning cities sufficient time to plan, develop and promote a year-long programme of World Design Capital-themed events for their designated year

Seoul, Korea is the 2010 World Design Capital

Can Cape Town be the 2014 World Design Capital?

Nov 9, 2010 7:29 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Seoul, Korea is the 2010 World Design CapitalWith more than half the world’s population now living in urban areas, design has become an increasingly fundamental tool to make cities more competitive, attractive, liveable and efficient. The World Design Capital designation is a city promotion project that celebrates the accomplishments of cities that have used design as a tool to reinvent themselves and improve social, cultural and economic life.