Call for participation from the design community of Mexico City, Kobe and Shanghai to share urban landscape (urban design) initiatives in the course of COVID_19


The UNESCO Chair in Urban Landscape supports the initiative of UNESCO Cities of Design Network and invites three of its scientific partners (members of UNESCO Cities of Design Network): Mexico City (Mexico), Kobe (Japan) and Shanghai (China) to respond to the call of Marie-Josée Lacroix, Design Commissioner and Team Leader of the Bureau du Design de la Ville de Montréal.

Greetings to all,

Dear partners in the feild of design, architecture and planning, I have the pleasure to contact you today to help us widely share within our community, this call, which is being conducted throughout the UNESCO Cities of Design Network (today we count as many as 40 cities with this status).

The idea is simple, we are developing a database to list – for sharing and inspiration – the innovative initiatives and projects, both individual and collective, emanating from the design community, which are taking place in our cities, regions or countries to provide immediate assistance to citizens and businesses and to support the post-COVID-19 recovery.

In addition to informing us about best practices put in place during this difficult period, this directory will showcase the innovative strength of designers from all disciplines to help solve the challenges of the current health and economic crisis, and position them as essential allies in reinventing our cities, based on sustainability, inclusion and resilience.

Please register your initiatives and projects using the form below and consult the table to discover those of our colleagues around the world.

For more information about the UNESCO Cities of Design Network or visit the website of the Bureau du design de la Ville de Montréal.