The 15-Minute City

Episode 4 July 19, 2022 00:38:19
The 15-Minute City
Urban Planning is Not Boring
The 15-Minute City

Jul 19 2022 | 00:38:19


Hosted By

Natalie Ikhrata Samantha Ellman

Show Notes

Have you heard of the concept of the 15-minute city? Winner of the 2021 OBEL AWARD and coined by Professor Carlos Moreno at the Sorbonne in Paris, this framework shapes the city in a new way that is centered around accessibility by walking and biking, keeping immediate needs within a 15-minute walk or bike. In this episode, Sam and Nat chat about what the 15-minute city framework means and some of the positive and negative implications of the implementation of this project.




Welcome to the 15-minute city, written by Natalie Whittle.

Published on Financial Times on July 16, 2020


Defining the 15-minute city, written by Andres Duany and Robert Steuteville

Published on CNU on February 8, 2021


The OBEL AWARD 2021 Winner




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Our communities prioritize biking, walking, and transit over cars and parking. We partner with leading mobility companies to deliver convenient and affordable transportation services. This creates a vibrant urban lifestyle without the need for a private vehicle.

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