World Design Capital
With more than half the world’s population now living in urban areas, design has become an increasingly fundamental tool to make cities more competitive, attractive, liveable and efficient. The World Design Capital® (WDC) designation is a biennial city promotion project that celebrates the accomplishments of cities that have used design as a tool to reinvent themselves and improve social, cultural and economic life. 

Established and operated under the direction of the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid), the WDC provides a distinctive opportunity for cities to showcase their accomplishments in attracting and promoting innovative design, as well as highlight successes in urban revitalisation strategies.

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Find out more about the future capital of WDC 2016 - Taipei.
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