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Design policies are critical to shaping the prosperity and well-being of a city and its inhabitants.

The World Conference on Design Policies provides a global platform for the exchange of ideas and a laboratory for experimentation “think tank” where best practices are presented from different countries, regions and cities that work from the inclusion of effective design policies.

The result of these meetings and their conclusions seeks to lay the foundations for exercising public policies where design plays a relevant role, understanding design from the perspective of rigor and good judgment in its application.

A content that can modify existing policies facilitating a legacy in political management, benefiting the design community and mainly citizens, even long after the year of designation. A physical meeting in Valencia that focuses its activity on the debate and exchange of ideas from the international level, with the city of Valencia in the center of attention and as a pole of attraction for foreign investments seeking opportunities thanks to development and stability.

Design-led urban policies are increasingly recognized as critical to shaping the future prosperity and wellbeing of a city and its inhabitants. The World Design Policy Conference provides a global platform for the exchange of ideas, insights, and best practices from different countries, regions, and cities that are developing, launching, and maintaining effective design policy.

The most content reach of the WDC Signature Events, its findings have the potential to set the foundation for a design-led legacy programme that benefits the design community and citizens and that resonates far beyond the designated WDC year.

OBJECTIVES

ENHANCE INITIATIVES FOR EXCHANGING AND EXPERIMENTING.
INSPIRE TRANSFORMATIVE INITIATIVES TO ACHIEVE ENVIRONMENTAL,
ECONOMIC AND EDUCATIONAL GOALS.
TACKLE GLOBAL ISSUES THAT CAN PROVIDE SOLUTIONS THROUGH DESIGN
CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENGAGEMENT AND CROSS-COUNTRY
COLLABORATION.
ESTABLISH LINKS WITH CURRENT POLITICAL LEADERSHIP.
SET MILESTONES FOR INITIATING A COLLABORATIVE PROCESS BETWEEN
COUNTRIES.
CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENGAGEMENT AND CROSS-COUNTRY
COLLABORATION.
HIGHLIGHT OUTSTANDING EXAMPLES OF DESIGN POLICIES WORLDWIDE

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Design Policy Conference 2022

LocationCONGRESS CENTER VALENCIA

Celebrated for the first time and during the World Design Capital València 2022 year, World Design Policies conference creates an international “think tank” discussing the transformation of cities and their communities.

This first International conference in Valencia focuses on a debate with the international society to advance and grow in design strategies which lead to transforming the
environment, living habitat, education and urban living.

The conference will highlight the social relevance of design and will bring together
companies, organizations, and institutions that consider design as a key value in their
corporate and growth strategies.

It will make it possible to achieve an economic and social return in the form of
development, progress and prosperity, in addition to generating business opportunities and creating long term relationships between institutions, corporate key players and academic
leaders.

The World Design Policy conference is a 1-day event consisting of two parts:

  • An open door inaugurational act and round table discussion.
  • A panel discussion with international opinion leaders covering topics of WDC2022 program outlines.

ScheduleEvent Schedule

DPC 2022Speakers

Ezio Manzini

Leyla Acoroglu

Alok Nandi

Brandon Gien

René Spitz

Hanna Harris

Gisele Raulik Murphy

Päivi Tahkokallio

Brigitte Borja de Mozota

Anna Whicher

PricesEvent Tickets

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