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Graz was awarded title “City of Design“



1. April 2011

First Austrian City is a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities

Having been awarded the title “City of Design” by UNESCO, the Austrian city of Graz has been added to a list of leading design cities, which also includes Berlin, Buenos Aires, Seoul and Shanghai. Admission criteria focused on a vibrant design industry, strong stimuli from design and architecture, a characteristic city design, modern training institutions for designers, as well as design professionals active at the local and international level. The cities selected have to report on their national and international activities as design cities to the UN organization on an annual basis.