Kolding is now part of UNESCO'S Creative Cities Network

14. Nov. 2017
Line Juhl Kronow

Kolding has been designated UNESCO DESIGN CITY. It is the only Danish city to bear this title.

Kolding has been designated UNESCO DESIGN CITY. It is the only Danish city to bear this title.  UNESCO Creative Cities Network comprises 180 cities in 72 countries, within 7 creative fields: Crafts & Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Music and Media Arts.
The process of becoming a UNESCO Design City has been a long time coming for Kolding municipality.  In 2012, the city council in partnership with Design School Kolding adopted a long-term strategy to initiate new designs, so in May 2017, Kolding, not Copenhagen, was the host city for the Danish Design Award.
In Kolding, design processes are behind businesses but are also utilised in kindergartens, at job centres and in the citizen service centres. Currently, the city is using its design processes to construct a new marina in Kolding.
Kolding also has a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The town of Christiansfeld was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List on July 4, 2015.
UNESCO's requires the following for Design Cities:
  • The city has to have a design strategy
  • There should be an independent design secretariat
  • The city has hosted events of international calibre
  • There is an educational environment around design and innovation
  • Design processes are utilised in the development of the city
  • Plans for the city include different activities which support design. 
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