As WDC 2016, Taipei adopted the theme ‘Adaptive City — Design in Motion’, to demonstrate the ways cities with limited resources can adapt to meet citizen’s demands, using design-led innovation to reinvigorate a city and raise citizens’ quality of life.

Why Taipei

Read why WDO selected Taipei as World Design Capital 2016 and about Taipei’s path to bidding for and receiving the designation.


Learn about Taipei’s programme for that year that involves social design.


Browse through some of the news releases and media coverage garnered for WDC Taipei 2016


As WDC 2016, the city of Taipei led a year-long programme of events including eight WDC Signature events and a series of local urban regeneration projects.


View photos and videos of the Signature Events and local highlights.


Read about some of the highlights of the WDC 2016 yearlong programme of events, including a summary of the impact study conducted by the Taiwan Institute of Marketing Science.


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