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Introduction to Cittaslow

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This slideshow gives a basic overview of the Cittaslow movement and provides for a "What We've Done" and "Next Steps" call to action.

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Introduction to Cittaslow

  1. 1. • Economic benefits for small business • Networking benefits for urban planning • Social benefits for a more cohesive community International network of “slow cities”
  2. 2. Getting things done in Sebastopol is a bit like…
  3. 3. Herding cats!
  4. 4. Artists
  5. 5. Farmers
  6. 6. Business Owners
  7. 7. Environmentalists
  8. 8. Techies
  9. 9. Political Activists
  10. 10. Finding common ground isn’t always easy
  11. 11. Could there be a group with an umbrella philosophy?
  12. 12. Could there be a group with an umbrella philosophy? <ul><li>Supports local products </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Agriculture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative Arts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Promotes hospitality (“Slow travel”) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Could there be a group with an umbrella philosophy? <ul><li>Uses new technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages connectivity between people, businesses and organizations </li></ul>
  14. 14. Could there be a group with an umbrella philosophy? <ul><li>Preserves environment </li></ul><ul><li>Creates human-friendly infrastructure </li></ul>
  15. 15. There is! Cittaslow (pronounced “chee-TAH sloh”)
  16. 16. Unique as we are
  17. 17. There are many small cities like us around the world
  18. 18. The Slow Food Movement
  19. 19. Slow Food Philosophy <ul><li>Local produce </li></ul><ul><li>Local culture </li></ul><ul><li>High quality </li></ul><ul><li>Slowly simmered </li></ul><ul><li>Served in a beautiful environment </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoyed with others </li></ul>
  20. 20. Began as a Mayors’ Network <ul><li>Supports local products (agriculture & the arts) </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes hospitality (“Slow travel”) </li></ul><ul><li>Uses technology wisely </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages community connectedness </li></ul><ul><li>Preserves environment </li></ul><ul><li>Creates human-friendly infrastructure </li></ul>
  21. 21. Cittaslow: International Network
  22. 22. Sebastopol has been a “slow city” for years <ul><li>Supports local products (agriculture & the arts) </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes hospitality (“Slow travel”) </li></ul><ul><li>Uses technology wisely </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages community connectedness </li></ul><ul><li>Preserves environment </li></ul><ul><li>Creates human-friendly infrastructure </li></ul>
  23. 23. Sebastopol achieved highest score of applicant cities in the USA
  24. 24. What Cittaslow does for us <ul><li>Promotes awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Improves exposure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sponsors events </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitates connections </li></ul><ul><li>Provides collateral </li></ul>
  25. 25. Economic Benefits <ul><li>National / International exposure </li></ul><ul><li>“ Slow travel” </li></ul><ul><li>Good for local business </li></ul><ul><li>Create events and programs </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers do the work </li></ul>
  26. 26. Networking Benefits <ul><li>National / International support </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting with other mayors & councils </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from experience of others </li></ul>
  27. 27. Social Benefits <ul><li>Common ground across multiple sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Not re-inventing the wheel </li></ul><ul><li>Community cohesion and resilience </li></ul>
  28. 28. What we have done so far <ul><li>Developed proposal for public-private partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Acquired matching grant for international membership dues </li></ul><ul><li>Obtained initial endorsements </li></ul>
  29. 29. Next Steps <ul><li>Authorize Steering Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Match 50% for international membership dues </li></ul><ul><li>Recruit Steering Committee members </li></ul><ul><li>Create membership & work group structures </li></ul><ul><li>Identify projects </li></ul>
  30. 30. Let’s get going! <ul><li>Authorize Steering Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Match 50% funding for international membership dues (≈$1050) </li></ul>

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