Wired 10.02 February 2002, Conde Nast publications
in 1999 out of the Slow Food movement.
Started by four cities, Orvieto in Umbria, Positano
on the Amalfi Coast, Bra in Piedmont and Greve
in Chinati, today there are 30 Slow Cities with
40 more requesting application. Slow Cities propose
a design for urban living built around centers
for less than 50,000 people, they stress enviromental
policies such as creating green spaces, new recycling
methods and rebuilding unused, older city areas
before developing new ones. They promote the artisan
skills of cheese making, ironwork and discourage
the use of gentically modifided agriculture and
fast food outlets.