Creative Design City Nagoya 2009

From Now On:Envisioning Nagoya’s Future on the Large Scale and the Small
Overall outline

Sustainability : What we can do for the future

Design is a tool for solving social issues. The City of Nagoya is steeped in culture and history. Might we be living here in Nagoya without truly recognizing the power and beauty of the things that surround us and our fine environment? Benefiting from the power of design, this project aims to make feasible proposals for the future by exploring the forms and frameworks we believe are worth passing on to future generations.

International Design Forum

November 27, 2009

Components included public presentation of the International New Designers Workshop, a keynote address and a panel discussion attended by member cities of the UNESCO Creative Design Cities Network.

International New Designers Workshop

November 21 to 27, 2009

Participants, from Japan and abroad, were young designers of the next generation and students. Working with the keyword “sustainability” in Nagoya, they searched for the dormant assets of a city under the concept, “Things that we want to preserve”, “Things that must be preserved”, and “Things to convey”.


November 25 to December 7, 2009

This exhibition served as an introduction of the creative urban improvements of eight cities.

Organizer :
Creative Design City Nagoya Organizing Committee
(City of Nagoya, Nagoya Chamber of Commerce & Industry, International Design Center, NAGOYA Inc., Council of Chubu Design Organizations)
Co-organizer :
Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, METI
Support :
Aichi Prefecture