World Design Capital

The World Design Capital (WDC) is a city promotion project by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design to recognize and award accomplishments made by cities around the world in the field of design.[1] Hosting fee for 2018 is CAD$600,000.[2]

World Design Capitals by year


  1. "World Design Capital". ICSID. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  2. Becoming a WDC: A comprehensive guide to the application process (PDF). Canada: icsid. September 2014. p. 34. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  3. "World Design Capital Torino 2008". ICSID. Archived from the original on 4 February 2009.
  4. Ihlwan, Moon (27 February 2008). "The Seoul of World Design". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  5. "City of Helsinki appointed World Design Capital 2012". ICSID. 25 November 2009. Archived from the original on 28 November 2009.
  6. "City of Cape Town appointed as World Design Capital 2014". ICSID. 26 October 2011. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  7. "City of Taipei announced as World Design Capital 2016". ICSID. 18 November 2013. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
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