Place-Based Love: Here and Abroad Thursday, December 17, 2009
The problem with loving a city, we’re told, is that a city can’t love you back. It’s the groupie dilemma, a case of unrequited love writ unimaginably large. Evidence shows: a city won’t return your phone calls, and a city won’t buy you dinner.
As the holidays approach—closing a month-long season of travel—we have beloved cities on our minds. In 2009, CreateHere met more of Chattanooga than ever before, and we’ve shared our space, our hearts, and our heads with cities across the world. From DC to Detroit, Berlin to Birmingham, we’ve found many reasons to city swoon. This love for place, it’s given us a reason to get up every morning.
As a result, we’re boldly refusing conventional wisdom. We believe: cities can love you back. They are sources of inspiration, centers for change, icons of human potential. They give us daily renewal, and they push us into new modes of living. Our city and others: we’re better for knowing them.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the people and cities that populated 2009, making it a wonderful year, here and abroad. Season’s greetings! Go love a city!
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