Two Indian cities – Mumbai and Hyderabad – have been designated as members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN).
- While Mumbai has been designated in the field of FILM, Hyderabad has been designated in the field of GASTRONOMY.
- UCCN was created in 2004.
- The cities under the network are thriving and active centres of cultural activities.
- In total, there are 246 cities under the network.
- Cities from every continent and region and of different income levels form a part of the Network.
- The idea behind the network is for these cities to come together for a common cause of placing creativity and the creative economy at the fore front of urban development.
- It wants to make cities safe, resilient, sustainable and inclusive in line with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
- There are 7 categories in which
a city is placed by the UCCN. They are:
- Crafts and Folk Arts
- Media Arts
- Previously, three Indian cities were
recognized by the UCCN:
- Jaipur-Crafts and Folk Arts(2015)
- Varanasi-Creative city of Music (2015)
- Chennai-Creative city of Music(2017)