Authenticity

People seeking small town, authentic character are moving to the burghs along the Schuylkill River. Now the towns are faced with the challenge of blending the old with the new.
Dec 10, 2014   Philadelphia Inquirer
Thomas Rogers writes of the "Life and Death of a 'Cool' City," using the example of Berlin and the many "new Berlins" that have endeavored to follow its lead as the next big thing in Europe.
Sep 17, 2014   The New Republic
Kelly Bennett writes on the connections between authentic places, abandonment, and a new wave of placemaking.
Jun 5, 2013   Citiography
  Opinion
Mar 28, 2011   By Mike Lydon
Artists are flocking to a town in Turkey that promises "authentic village life." The architect behind the plan says that the project has attracted creatives who "miss natural and pure human relations."
Dec 22, 2010   Daily News & Economic Review
Architecture critic John King reads Sharon Zukin's new book "Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Urban Spaces" and ruminates on the meaning of authenticity in his own hometown, San Francisco.
Mar 6, 2010   The San Francisco Chronicle
Prof. Sharon Zukin argues that Jacobs had "a gentrifier’s appreciation of urban authenticity" in her new book, <em>Naked City.</em>
Jan 11, 2010   New York Post
Rick Cole, city manager of Azusa and now Ventura, reflects on what 'authenticity' really means for towns struggling to balance identity with new development.
Sep 26, 2008   newgeography