North America's First Slow City

The village of Cowichan Bay, British Colombia, has been named the first "Slow City" in North America. This report from <em>Living on Earth</em> tours the town.
November 30, 2009, 6am PST | Nate Berg
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The small village meets the prerequisites of the slow city movement: pedestrian walkways, no big box or chain stores, a population of less than 50 thousand.

"A village in British Columbia has scored a North American first by becoming something called a Cittaslow, or Slow City. A Slow City is an offshoot of the Slow Food movement; it's a sort of quiet resistance to fast lane, drive-thru homogenization. The seaside town of Cowichan Bay, north of Victoria on Vancouver Island, doesn't have a single fast food restaurant in sight. As Don Genova reports, the villagers want to keep it that way."

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Published on Friday, November 20, 2009 in Living on Earth
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