We have received many questions and expressions of concern regarding the recent news that the US plans to withdraw from the UNESCO network at the end of 2018. We at DC3 would like to take this moment to emphasize how proud we are to represent Detroit as the first and only UNESCO City of Design in the United States.
Being a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network has given us a global platform to share our creative community with the world. In the past year, over 100 Detroiters have traveled abroad to exchange with partners in the UNESCO network, sharing our city's talent and innovation with the world while gaining knowledge and ideas to bring back home. The designation has also galvanized our efforts to work with our partners and stakeholders to build a vision for how inclusive design can drive equitable and sustainable development here in Detroit.
We are committed to the principles that qualified Detroit as a UNESCO City of Design and continue to uphold the values of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. We are proud to showcase how creativity remains a driver for sustainable urban development, social inclusion and cultural vibrancy in Detroit and around the world.
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