18.10.17 / World Design Capital 2020 / City Announced

CITY OF LILLE NAMED WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL 2020

The World Design Organisation (WDO) has announced Lille, France as the World Design Capital for 2020, at the WDO’s General Assembly in Torino, Italy. While five international cities registered their intent to bid for the designation in April 2017, only Sydney and Lille remained in contention for this prestigious designation when the shortlist was announced in June 2017.

“While we were not able to secure the relevant government support needed to proceed with confidence this time, we know that the bid has started something that Sydney and Australia can build on,” said Dr Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia, one of the organisations behind Sydney’s bid.

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