Mapping of 15-Minute City Practices

According to the University College of Estate Management (UCEM, 2024), the concept of the 15-minute city was revitalized in 2016 by researcher and professor Carlos Moreno and received considerable attention during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presently, urban planners globally are implementing this model, awakening an intense debate in favor and against it. This concept traces its origins to Ebenezer Howard’s work, ‘Garden Cities of Tomorrow,’ published in 1902, and is further developed through Clarence Perry’s notion of the Neighborhood Unit in the 1920s, which aimed to create self-sufficient neighborhoods.

The Driving Urban Transition (DUT) Partnership recently released a report titled “Mapping of 15-Minute City Practices”, providing an exhaustive overview of the 15-minute city framework, supplemented by case studies from 100 cities. This report focuses on enhancing urban life locally through improvements in mobility, urban planning, logistics, and governance. It underscores a significant adoption of the framework, particularly in Europe, and emphasizes the critical role of social inclusion and innovative strategies.

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University College of Estate Management (UCEM, 2024). A guide to 15-minute cities: why are they so controversial?

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