DETROIT: CitY of Design

Detroit Creative Corridor Center, an organization that provides resources to elevate the economic and social impact of the city’s creative economy, is launching a 10-year initiative that will focus on building public awareness and a common vision for Detroit design professionals.

The Detroit City of Design initiative comes on the heels of the recent designation of Detroit as the first and only recognized United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization City of Design in the United States — a classification that acknowledges a city’s design heritage and commitment to an expanding creative sector. 

“We are honored that Detroit has received this international recognition for its rich design heritage and commitment to the creative sector around the globe,” says Rick Rogers, president of the College for Creative Studies. “Receiving the UNESCO City of Design designation is an international recognition of Detroit’s promise in this area and provides an opportunity for the city’s stakeholders to work cohesively toward some tangible goals.”