Saturday, January 21, 2012

Is Barcelona to become a "Slow City?"

"We want Barcelona to have "slow" neighborhoods. Gràcia, Sarrià, Les Corts ...That's where the citizen lives as part of their own area. They are involved in local associations, in schools, and even spend holidays there. They know and can treat their neighbors well on a daily basis. They buy in local shops, get around streets walking and on a bicycle... In the end,let's protest when our towns are managed badly."

So says Pier Giorgio Olivetti, a Director of the Slow Cities movement during a lecture at the Institute of Advanced Archictecture in Catalunya.

There are 152 cities already part of the international Slow Cities movement.

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