We are the makers and the dreamers
Geelong has a long and proud history as a creative city and leader in design.
In October 2017, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) designated Geelong as a City of Design. We are Australia’s first (and only) City of Design and join an international network of 180 cities committed to the power of creativity and innovation in building sustainable cities. It’s about collaboration, culture, planning, people and prosperity – working together for a clever and creative future for all.
“Design” embodies a definition as diverse as our community. The UCCN designation recognises the design history of Greater Geelong. From the region’s Aboriginal heritage, to textiles and wool production, automotive manufacturing and surf culture, design is embedded in our community.
Being part of the UNESCO Creative Cities network has two key aims:
Raise awareness about the power of creativity and innovation in building sustainable cities and communities. Promoting cooperation with and among cities that identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development.