Cittaslow group gathers in Aegean province
İZMİR - Anatolia News Agencyİzmir’s Seferihisar, Turkey’s first “slow city,” is hosting the Cittaslow (Slow City) General Assembly meeting.
On the second day of the meeting on June 8, the administrators of seven cities, whose application were recently approved to join Seferihisar as a cittaslow, were given their certificates. During the assembly, Luca Marconi, the president of Cittaslow International, said many places around the world had submitted applications to become a slow city. With the new members, the number of slow cities in the world has now increased to 174, he added.
The new locations include France’s Grigny, Saint Antoin Noble Val and Valmondois; Japan’s Kesennuma; Poland’s Goldap; Portugal’s Viana Do Castelo and Italy’s Marradi.
The certificate of the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa’s Halfeti district, whose application was approved a few months ago, was also given its certificate. Halfeti District Gov. Mehmet Keklik and Mayor Mahmut Özdemir received the certificate at the meeting.