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The plans of the capital include the presentation of new technological solutions for sustainable urban development, the creation of a successful infrastructure for culture and business.

Moscow was shortlisted for the World Design Capital 2024 international competition. This was announced by the World Design Organization. San Diego and Tijuana, which are considered a single bi-national metropolitan area, also qualified for the final. The winner will be announced in October.

“Getting to the finals is an indicator of the quality work of the entire team of leading experts in the Moscow design industry and the Moscow Government. The metropolis tries to use design as efficiently as possible from the point of view of the social, cultural and economic life of the city. Therefore, one more step was taken towards the presentation of our capital as an international showcase of unique ideas and projects, attractive for creative entrepreneurs and investors, ”she said. Natalia Sergunina, Deputy Mayor of Moscow.

The capital’s plans for 2024 include strengthening the creative economy, introducing new technological solutions for sustainable urban development, creating a successful infrastructure for culture and business, in which design will foster people-centered innovation.

The World Design Capital competition was established to raise awareness among international audiences about urban initiatives, new solutions, the strengths and values ​​of design, and innovative approaches used in everyday life. It attracts the attention of cities interested in showcasing best practices in urban policy and innovation. Also within its framework there is an opportunity to find local, national and international partners.

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The World Design Organization announces every two years a city that is successfully working in the field of design for the purposes of urban planning, innovation and business development. Italian Turin was recognized as the first world design capital in 2008. This title was also awarded to Lille, Mexico City, Taipei, Cape Town and Helsinki. Valencia will receive this status in 2022.

Moscow is taking part in the competition with the support of the City Department of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development and the Agency for Creative Industries subordinate to it.

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