Rise of the 15-min City

The concept of a 15-minute city where every amenity is reachable on foot or by bike within 15 minutes is catching on.

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how human, social, economic and environmental influences have made a deep impact on our lives. According to a survey from the World Economic Forum, people are looking for communities where commercial, residential, institutional and humanitarian real estate are in the same districts and neighbourhoods.

The concept of a 15-minute city that originated from Paris is a great example of how city planners have taken an inclusive approach and prioritised the pedestrian or cyclist being able to access everything they need within decentralised neighbourhoods. These are designed around the individual rather than vehicles.

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