Autor: Natalia SpychalskaUNESCO COOPERATION
“A new urban model needs to be developed in every city, with its architects, town planners, landscapers and citizens”, says UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay, “We are urging everyone to work with States to reinforce the international cooperation between cities which UNESCO wishes to promote.”
Three newly designated Creative Cities of Film, Cannes, Cluj-Napoca and Gdynia are joining forces with existing member cities to develop innovative urban policies and solutions that place people and sustainability at the center of the development process, echoing the Urban Solutions launched by the UNESCO Cities Platform on the occasion of the World Cities Day 2021.
The collaborative spirit of the UCCN’s members is reflected in the publication UNESCO Creative Cities’ Response to COVID-19 in 2020. This year, too, the Network is collecting and disseminating information about the culture and creativity-based responses to COVID-19 that have been taken by members of the Network, which UNESCO will publish as part of its continued support to cities’ recovery from the pandemic.
More information about the Network: www.en.unesco.org/creative-cities/home
Representatives of Gdynia took part in the 4th UNESCO Creative Cities Forum in the field of Film in Bitola, North Macedonia, on 21-23 November. The theme of the conference was highlighting the role of women in media. Łukasz Cichowski from the Department of Culture of the City of Gdynia and Kinga Plicht from the Gdynia […]
On the occasion of the opening of the National Center of Film Culture, we had the pleasure to visit Łódź - our sister city within the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. Alongside the Gdynia delegation, representatives from Galway, Ireland; Potsdam, Germany; Sarajevo, Bosnia; Terrassa and Valladolid, Spain; and Katowice, Poland, visited Łódź.