First Slow Food. Then the Slow Web. Now Slow Cities:
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.
Don Genova, of public radio’s “Living on Earth” puts it into, well, context, “[I]t looks like this idea of slowing down life in small towns in North America is gathering speed.”