Common Ground
Common Ground
May 15, 2023
11. The 15 Minute City: Why proximity matters
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How are the neighborhoods, towns and cities of the future prioritising proximity in their planning? In this episode we’re looking at the concept that has captivated urbanists and city-planners across the globe: the fifteen minute city. First, we talk to Carlos Moreno, the architect of the model, who is driving change in the French capital of Paris, before best-selling author and urbanist Jeff Speck talks us through the benefits of walkability. Finally Greensboro City Manager Taiwo Jaiyeoba explains why community participation is vital when creating a more equitable city. 


Plus TOPOSOPHY’s takeaways on how strengthening social democracy will be key to making 15-minute city work. 


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