UNESCO Creative Cities Network

SAn antonio is a UNESCO CREATIVE CITy of gastronomy

San Antonio became a member of the prestigious United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s Creative Cities Network on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, as a City of Gastronomy. This international designation recognizes San Antonio's rich culinary heritage and is the result of a collaborative community effort.  Cities who join the UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network, internationally and nationally, share knowledge as well as gain knowledge to ensure that creativity and culture are drivers in sustainable development. This designation further promotes San Antonio internationally and on the eve of San Antonio's Tricentennial founding as a city, will be a catalyst to continuing to build a robust and thriving city for those who live and visit here. 

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. Communities may qualify for an UNESCO Creative Cities Designation under the following categories:  Craft and Folk Arts, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Media, Arts and Music. San Antonio's rich culinary heritage is intertwined with our hospitality.  Our friendly, welcoming environment starts at our dining tables, where our cuisine is deeply tied to family and culture.  Recognizing the important of this cultural heritage, the City of San Antonio and its partners are pursuing a UNESCO Creative City Designation under the theme of Gastronomy.

To learn more about the UNESCO Creative City Network, visit: their website.

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