LanguageThe languages used by residents including any variations that are unique to a city. A cosmopolitan city typically has a great number of ethnic neighborhoods where different languages thrive. It is also common for a city to have its own dialect of a dominant language.Fashion including street fashion and elements of the fashion industry in a city. For example, a city with a well known fashion week and neighborhoods that are known for their street fashions.Norms are informal understandings that guide behavior such as norms of politeness. These are often specific to a culture and city. For example, a norm of standing on a specific side of an escalator so that people can walk.
PastimesModes of recreation and enjoyment including holidays and traditions.
SymbolsIconic visual scenes and other symbols of a city's identity.
Legend & MythOld stories that aren't true but nonetheless serve to bond people by giving them colorful narratives that are unique to a city. For example, the myth that the Louvre is haunted by a mummy known as Belphegor based on the 1927 horror novel of the same name by Arthur Bernede. There is also a local myth that the Louvre was build for the devil and that its glass pyramid has 666 tiles.
HistoryThe history of a city. For example, Kyoto was the Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years and has a long history of cultural development, political intrigue, natural disasters, fires and war.
KnowledgeLocal knowledge such as how to haggle with local vendors.architecture a city including traditional, modern and night architecture.
Urban LandscapeThe urban design of a city such as a city that has emerged in a chaotic way such that streets are narrow and random or a city with clear structure.
Products & ServicesUnique products and services such as a city known for its cafes and desserts.
MarketsMarkets and other commercial areas that have a stimulating atmosphere.Public space such as parks, natural areas, public squares and beaches that provide space for recreation, play, socializing and personal reflection.
Festivals & EventsLocal events such as a traditional festival or community event.Culture that is accepted by institutions as being of the highest art such as fine art or the opera.Popular culture such as movie theatres, video game arcades and theme parks.Subcultures such as a neighborhood known for its music scene or cosplayers.traditional cultures of a city such as a cosmopolitan city with many ethnic neighborhoods.Epic meaning is the sense that you are part of something big and positive such as a city that views itself as a capital of commerce, art, entertainment and night life.Anomie is a sense of normlessness that can be described as a lack of culture such that individuals enjoy no sense of common identity and purpose.
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Aspects of life in a city that people enjoy and regard as valuable.
A way of life and meaning that unifies residents of a city with a sense of shared identity.