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What if we helped cities express themselves and share their voices?


How about we do something more powerful, more meaningful? What if we helped cities express themselves and share their voices? My first thought was to ask the people of Pittsburgh what they want to share with the world. That's one way to think about it. My next thought was to give them the tools, show them how, and get the most authentic voice.
- Chris Brogan, How Bloggers Can Work With Tourism Boards

The axis of the earth sticks out visibly through the centre of each and every town or city.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares / So go downtown, things'll be great when you're / Downtown ... no finer place, for sure / Downtown ... everything's waiting for you.
- Petula Clark, 'Downtown'

Take a walk in the park.
- Conversation

Find your place on the planet. Dig in, and take responsibility from there.
- Gary Snyder

What is the city but the people?
- William Shakespeare

Stand in the place where you live.
- R.E.M.

Visitors will know they have arrived in a real place when they deal with clerks who do not wear uniforms, where they find in shops well-crafted articles whose makers live nearby, when they discover on restaurant menus dishes they could not order anywhere else.
- Scott Russell Sanders, foreward, Civic Tourism

Look at that building.
- Poi Dog Pondering

What attracts people most it would appear, is other people.
- William H. Whyte

A real place conveys a sense of temporal depth, a sense that people have been living and laboring here for a long time.
- Scott Russell Sanders, foreward, Civic Tourism

Any town that doesn't have sidewalks doesn't love its children.
- Margaret Mead

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
- TS Eliot

We are all members of one community and we have a common goal ... improving the economic and social conditions of our city and making it a more desireable place in which to live.
- Robert West, San Antonio Riverwalk

We built this city.
- Jefferson Starship

What does the ecotourist do in the city?
- Conversation

It's a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.
- Popular saying

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.
- Joni Mitchell

The wilderness of the Sierra will disappear unless little pieces of nonwilderness become intensely loved by lots of people In other words, Harlem and Saint Louis and Iowa and Kansas and the rest of the world where wilderness has been destroyed must come to be loved by enough of us, or wilderness too is doomed.
- Wes Jackson, Becoming Native to This Place

All this world is holy ground.
- Bruce Cockburn, The Gift

The skin around every city looks the same -- miles of flat neon spelling well-known names.
- Bruce Cockburn

What's bad about sprawl is not its uniformity, but that it is so uniformly bad.
- Jim Kunstler

It is fairly safe to say that the upper limit of what is desirable for the size of a city is probably something of the order of a half million inhabitants ... Above such a size nothing is added to the virtue of the city.
- E.F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful

Democracy, in any active sense, begins and ends in communities small enough for their members to meet face-to-face.
- Lewis Mumford

Washington, DC is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.
- John F. Kennedy


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