An international delegation of design cities will descend on Dundee next month to discover the story behind the new V&A museum and Waterfront regeneration.
Dundee City Council leader John Alexander confirmed representatives from the 20 Unesco Cities of Design, which include Beijing, Buenos Aires, Bilbao, Turin and Berlin, will visit Dundee for at least three days from October 17.
It is seen as a major coup for the city, which had to beat off competition from two other prominent European locations.
Mr Alexander said: “There was a real interest in coming to Dundee and seeing it first-hand because they’ve heard so much. It’s about bringing cities together to share knowledge, understanding and experience, and to learn from each other.
“It’s a great time for them to come and for us to show off everything that is going on culturally.”