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What is the
'15-minute City'?

The 15-minute City is a concept of urban planning that aims to create places where all essential services, such as work, education, healthcare, and recreation, are located within a 15-minute walk or bike ride from each other, reducing the need for cars and promoting sustainable living.


The goal is to bring activities and destinations closer to the users of the city – its citizens, to create healthier, more liveable, equitable, sustainable, and resilient cities. With more people interacting within their local environments, the creation of vibrant neighbourhoods is made possible.

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Historical Development of Planning Concepts

An overview of the historical development of the concepts and their relation to the 15-Minute City:

Planning Principles

There are 8 major planning principles required to achieve the 15-minute City 

Proximity to services

Proximity to public transport

Mixed land use


Public space & placemaking


Walkable/cyclable streets


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This roadmap is one of the many ways in which the 15-minute City can be achieved. It features crucial steps that could be considered when planning your own 15-Minute City. 

Implementation of a 15-minute City

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The 15-Minute City must ensure access to essential services for ALL groups of society regardless of their abilities and socio-economic or cultural factors.

Social Justice in the

15-minute City

Interested in learning more about the
15-minute City?

Have a look at our Urban Mobility website by pressing on the button below!

It dives deeper into the topic of the 15-minute City and its planning concepts as well as challenges in suburban/urban contexts, social justice, case studies, and implementation plans.

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