Slow cities: what they are, and where to find them
These towns prefer to take it easy
The city life isn't for everyone. For some, the energy, excitement, and growth of the world's major cities are attractive characteristics, but for others it sounds like a nightmare. Many cities in the world also pose environmental threats, destroying the wilderness with unchecked development projects, producing tons of trash each year, and inviting a car-centered culture that creates massive clouds of smog. Thankfully, there are a group of towns and small cities that have banded together under the guidelines of Cittaslow and have pledged to actively fight all the negative impacts that urbanization can bring. These areas, called "slow cities," are the perfect locations for anyone who prefers life at a slower pace in a greener place.
Read on to learn about just a few of the many slow cities around the world.
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