World Design Capital 2014 programme delivered a “considerable yield on investment”, with a direct contribution of R59.2m in new business sales.
The R60 million spent by the City of Cape Town on the World Design Capital 2014 programme delivered a “considerable yield on investment”, with a direct contribution of R59.2m in new business sales, writes Anel Lewis.
This is according to an independent evaluation of the World Design Capital (WDC2014) year by development economists, Urban-Econ.
CCDI are co-ordinating the activities that will continue to advance design thinking and innovation in the Western Cape.
Cape Craft Design Institute (CCDI) are in the first phase of Design + Cape, the official platform for World Design Capital 2014 legacy activities and, together with a host of key partners, are now rolling out updates and a growing programme.
From the everyday unexpected discoveries to the extraordinary cultural adventures that are unfolding, tune in to Cape Town’s ongoing design evolution.
Cape Town’s World Design Capital status was won based on the city’s emerging use of design-led thinking but with the 2014 title year now behind it, Cape Town is showing her true colours with dozens of projects, events and experiences still in the making.
Cape Town’s Exex Deputy Mayor, Ian Neilson, looked back on innovations in to improve service delivery.
"2014 has been a big year for the City of Cape Town as we have recommitted to serving the residents of our city. No longer an administration that simply ‘works FOR you’, we have realised that it is only with the buy-in of our residents, who need to work WITH us, that we can make progress possible, together", says Exex Deputy Mayor, Ald Ian Neilson,.