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    Communicating the value of design to different target audiences is challenging. At the Pasadena Platform Meeting, an ico-D CVD Work Group will examine the different approaches and knowledge that is needed to effectively articulate Design value to various stakeholders in the public and private spheres.
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    Three discussion forums will provide an opportunity for Members to connect with their colleagues from around the world and discuss common challenges: membership issues, educational/professional bridge, bilateral exchange.
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    The sustainability paradigm is changing how we design: new rules, new methods, new strategies. Workshop participants will be inspired to create innovative design solutions that meet sustainability goals.
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    National design policies are an effective tool countries can use to develop a cohesive strategy. But what constitutes a design policy, and how can design associations advocate for a national design policy? This will be a main topic at Pasadena Platforms.

ico-D International Council of Design leading creatively

ico-D promotes design excellence, and upholds the importance of design as a key medium for progressive social change
Our vision, mission and core values are manifested through initiatives carried out in collaboration with our Members, who makeup an expert, multidisciplinary network of organizations, designers and stakeholders.

Design is everywhere

ico-D has members in over 65 countries, from Australia through Zimbabwe
Our Members create a unified voice for the global design community and drive high level dialogue about Design's leading role in society, culture and the economy.