Go Slow and Curvy

Understanding the Philosophy of the Cittaslow slowcity Phenomenon

  • dehyun sohn
  • Hee-Jung Jang
  • Timothy Jung

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. dehyun sohn, Hee-Jung Jang, Timothy Jung
    Pages 1-27
  3. dehyun sohn, Hee-Jung Jang, Timothy Jung
    Pages 29-61
  4. dehyun sohn, Hee-Jung Jang, Timothy Jung
    Pages 63-92
  5. dehyun sohn, Hee-Jung Jang, Timothy Jung
    Pages 93-131
  6. dehyun sohn, Hee-Jung Jang, Timothy Jung
    Pages 133-169
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 171-176

About this book


This book introduces readers to the concepts of sustainability and philosophy of slowness for the management of public entities such as cities or regions. While many urban communities face economic challenges that clearly show the limitations of growth and ever-increasing speed, this book explores an alternative, thought-provoking standpoint in five chapters. The first chapter explains the importance and essence of slowness, smallness and sustainability for public organizations, while the second addresses the concept of “slow life” in an emotional society. Chapter three examines the issue of “slow management” and presents arguments for the value of small businesses as the true foundation of the economy. Chapter four rounds out the coverage with a focus on agriculture. Finally, in chapter five, the authors discuss the overall benefits of a “slow and curvy” management style in order to provide happiness, economic and social sustainability.


Cittaslow Eco food Manbonism Slow life Slow management

Authors and affiliations

  • dehyun sohn
    • 1
  • Hee-Jung Jang
    • 2
  • Timothy Jung
    • 3
  1. 1.Cittaslow InternationalSeoulKorea (Republic of)
  2. 2.Silla UniversityBusanKorea (Republic of)
  3. 3.Manchester Metropolitan UniversityCityUnited Kingdom

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