2014 June Creative Research: Townsizing

By Corbis

As mass-urbanization sweeps the globe, a counter-trend is brewing among city dwellers looking for an alternative to the ubiquitous luxury high-rises and corporate branding overtaking so many large cities today. Seeking a mix of big-city sophistication and small-town community, an increasing number of urbanites – led by Gen X and Y – are “townsizing” and relocating to smaller, culturally progressive towns and cities that offer a more unique and creative way of life.

Previously overlooked towns are receiving a cultural boost as urban defectors introduce micro-breweries, indie coffee shops, artisanal bakeries and art galleries, bringing a certain kind of appeal to …read more

Via: Corbis blog


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