Territoris lents

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Cittaslow és un moviment sorgit a Itàlia el 1999 que ha proliferat a altres països i actualment hi ha més de 100 ciutats lentes al món. Cerquen solucions que permetin als ciutadans utilitzar i gaudir del propi poble, barri o ciutat. Es caracteritzen per un equilibri entre la modernitat i la tradició de manera que conviuen els coneixement del passat i les oportunitats tecnològiques i solucions d’avantguarda. En aquest model de ciutat es creen fronteres contra la propagació de “vida ràpida”, com per exemple el “fast food”, i la cultura és una dimensió important del desenvolupament econòmic local.

Les ciutats lentes es caracteritzen per donar molta importància a tenir uns bons nivells de qualitat ambiental, incloent de forma significativa el paisatge i el patrimoni, així com per la cohesió interna. Són ciutats on proliferen iniciatives empresarials i es desenvolupen activitats econòmiques amb arrelament territorial.Aquells factors amb menys pes en el model de territoris lents són la importància de la connectivitat i infraestructures de comunicació amb l’exterior, que fins i tot esdevenen aspectes que alteren els valors del lloc, i la disponibilitat financera.
 

CittàSlow: la lentitud para construir una ciudad sostenible

Mara Miele (2013)CittàSlow, que significa “ciudad lenta”, es una red internacional de pequeñas ciudades que nació en Italia hace menos de un decenio. Ahora prolifera en otros muchos países y hay más de 100 ciudades lentas en el mundo. Una ciudad lenta es aquella que accede a trabajar para alcanzar un conjunto de metas que pretenden mejorar la calidad de vida de sus ciudadanos y sus visitantes. Una de estas metas es crear fronteras contra la propagación de la “vida rápida”, cuya filosofía y materialidad se plasman en las cadenas de restaurantes de “comida rápida” que están sustituyendo con rapidez a los restaurantes tradicionales en Europa y en otras muchas partes del mundo. Este artículo pretende exponer los resultados de CittàSlow y su crecimiento, mediante el examen del perfil necesario para unirse a ella de un caso concreto, la ciudad de Orvieto.Descargar documento

Cittaslow International Network: An Example of a Globalization Idea?

Elżbieta Grzelak-Kostulska, Beata Hołowiecka, Grzegorz Kwiatkowski, 2011 The strong dynamics of the development of the International Assembly of Cittaslow Association development (which now focuses not only on European cities, but also on centers located on other continents), has led to discussions about the place of the Cittaslow concept in the modern world and the relationship between the phenomenon of globalization and the Cittaslow development. Research conducted in the cities belonging to the Polish Assembly of Cittaslow Association provided an opportunity to examine the problem not only on the overall scale but gives also an opportunity to respond to this issue on the micro level – the level of individual consciousness of city dwellers. It appears that the original idea has taken on new meanings and serves as a response to the negative effects of globalization. It has acquired a transnational character and now is setting new global trends.Downlaod document

CittaSlow, Slow Cities, Slow Food: Searching for a Model for the Development of Slow Tourism

Linda L. Lowry (University of Massachusetts – Amherst) and Misoon Lee (Kyungsung University), 2011Slow Tourism, a new trend that originated in Italy, is now traversing the globe. This study traces its evolution, synthesizes existing definitions, and develops a conceptual model for the stages of Slow Tourism development. It uses a qualitative, exploratory framework situated in the paradigms of constructivism and critical theory and a critical, interpretative form of inquiry and analysis. Data sources included various types of secondary data as well as primary data collected during personal interviews conducted in November of 2010 with key leaders in the first two CittaSlow designated cities in the U.S. Findings suggest that Slow Tourism, which can occur in both rural and urban settings, is an outgrowth of the Slow Food Movement and is tied to CittaSlow through the explicit guarantee of unique slowness offered by these officially designated cities. The presence of Slow Food Convivia, a critical mass of CittaSlow designated cities, and practices of socio-political consumption emerged as important stages in its development.Download document

CittàSlow: Producing Slowness against the Fast Life

Mara Miele (2008)Citta`Slow, which means ‘slow city’, is an international network of small towns that originated in Italy less than a decade ago. Now it is proliferating in many other countries and there are more than 100 slow cities in the world. A slow city agrees to working towards a set of goals that aim to improve the quality of life of its citizens and its visitors. One of these goals is to create borders against the spread of the ‘fast life’, the philosophy and materiality of which are embodied in the ‘fast food’ restaurant chains which are fast replacing traditional restaurants in Europe and in many other part of the world. Drawing on insights from STS and material semiotics approaches, the paper tries to give an account of what Citta`Slow produces and how it proliferates by looking at the outline for joining the network. It is suggested that it is a set of technologies for producing slowness. Every Citta`Slow produces a version of slowness. Every slow translation is a little different and two slow cities, Orvieto and San Vincenzo, are presented to illustrate these differences. In order to work and to reproduce a new version of slowness in each new and diverse/distant locality, there is always change and adaptation to local conditions and contingencies. But this suggests that both the qualification of the slow objects, practices and spaces, and the variable procedures for joining the Citta`Slow network, may be understood as fluid technologies that create mutable mobiles and perform boundaries between slow and fast.Download document

Slow cities: Sustainable places in a fast world

Heike Mayer and Paul L. Knox, 2007This article examines the Slow Food and Slow City movement as an alternative approach to urban development that focuses on local resources, economic and cultural strengths, and the unique historical context of a town. Following recent discussions about the politics of alternative economic development, the study examines the Slow City movement as a strategy to address the interdependencies between goals for economic, environmental, and equitable urban development. In particular, we draw on the examples of two Slow Cities in Germany—Waldkirch and Hersbruck, and show how these towns are retooling their urban policies. The study is placed in the context of alternative urban development agendas as opposed to corporate-centered development. We conclude the article by offering some remarks about the institutional and political attributes of successful Slow Cities and the transferability of the concept.Download article

List cities CITTASLOW

List of slow cities of CITTASLOW association from countries:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • Turkish Rep. of North. Cyprus
  • United States of America

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