慢食(Cittaslow)活动是由慢食组织 Cittaslow is a movement founded in Italy in October 1999. The inspiration of Cittaslow在意大利于1999年发起的，其宗旨 was the Slow Food organization. Cittaslows是减缓节生活奏、提高城镇生活质 goals include improving the quality of life in towns by slowing down its overall pace,量。慢食文化是放慢生活节奏的趋 especially in a citys use of spaces and the flow of life and traffic through them. Cittaslow势之一。 is part of a cultural trend known as the Slow慢城活动于2006年在意大利得到广 movement. Cittaslow has expanded broadly beyond Italy.泛发展，已有60多个小镇被评定是 By 2006, national Cittaslow networks existed慢城(Cittaslow)。现今已有24个国 in Germany, Norway and the United Kingdom. By late 2011, 24 countries had at least one家成为Cittaslow组织的会员国。中 officially accredited Cittaslow community. In国江苏省高淳县桠溪村于 2010年 Dec. 2010, the village Yaxi of Jiangsu Province became the first Cittaslow town in12月5日被评定是慢城。 China.
Cittaslow is a membership organisation.慢城Cittaslow是一会员组织，正会员 Full membership of Cittaslow is only open资格仅授予人口少于5万人的城镇。 to towns with a population under 50,000.每个慢城Cittaslow必须达到50条目 There are 50 goals and principles that each标及准则要求： Cittaslow town commits to work to achieve.活动的主要宗旨是： The main aims of the movement are: • making life better for everyone living in an• 让每个居住在城镇的人生活的更好； urban environment• 提高城镇生活的质量； • improving the quality of life in the cities• 在全世界抵制城镇的一致化和全球化； • resisting the homogenization and globalization of towns around the globe• 保护环境； • protecting the environment• 促进文化多样化和各城镇的非标准化； • promoting cultural diversity and uniqueness of individual cities• 提供更健康的生活方式 • provide inspiration for a healthier lifestyle