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On the occasion of the UNESCO Cities of Design subnetwork meeting 2020, hosted by the Creative City of Graz (Austria) and Saint-Etienne (France), three thematic panel discussions were organized on different facets of urban development to make cities sustainable and future-proof. To allow cities to participate form all over the world, the panel discussions followed a hybrid format.
For the 10th time, Designmonat Graz, a four-week festival for the development of urban design, is transforming the city into a vibrant meeting point for creative practitioners, receiving almost 100.000 visitors per year. The festival will start on May 4th with an opening event, the launch of the Designers’ night and an introduction of the theme of the 2018 edition: tolerance.
Fifteen Seconds Festival started in 2014 as a conference to explore the contemporary trends in the field of marketing. Today, the event has turned into an interdisciplinary business festival which gathers thinkers and practitioners from all around the world. This is why, the 2017 edition, over 4100 curious visitors decided to join Fifteen Seconds Festival and came to Graz to explore the city and its local creative innovation.
Until 30 July, Graz Creative City of Design opens its call for projects to students worldwide for the first User Experience (UX) World Championship, to be held in the framework of the World Usability Congress 2016.   
Since 2009, Designmonat Graz (Austria) has been gathering and consolidating the energy of the regional creative industries into one month. “Making Ideas Visible” is the motto for this year’s Designmonat Graz. Between the 1st and the 31st May 2015, the event provides a stage for innovative projects, on an experimental as well as on a commercial level, and increases awareness about the significance of design as a process for development and added value.   
Montréal will be the guest of honour at Design Month in Graz, which takes place from April 30 to May 31 in the Austrian city. Like Montréal, Graz holds the title UNESCO City of Design.