Author(s): Zuhal KARAKAYACI

In a globalized world, with a constant increase in population, the need for consumption has started to become excessive and as fast as possible with the increase in human needs. As a result of a fast lifestyle, people, on the one hand, cause irreversible damage to the environment and Natural Resources, and on the other hand, began to put conscious behavior on the background. Today, it is necessary to adopt a more meaningful and attentive lifestyle, rather than quickness, and, most importantly, to develop by taking into account sustainability. As urbanization has increased from past to present, most cities have become increasingly similar to each other. As this analogy continues day by day, authenticity is lost in cities; lifestyles, food cultures, etc. they become imitating each other. Against this background, the Cittaslow model emerged as a continuation of the Slow Food movement. Cittaslow's philosophy aims to ensure that human life with environmental health is in constant development. For this reason, the Cittaslow model aims at a more original and quality life instead of a fast life. With this study, the relationship of Cittaslow philosophy with globalization, its impact on economy and agriculture and its importance are examined.


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