[Essay] Politicising the 15-minute city (C3 no.414)


George Kafka

C3 no.414 / pp.10-13 (4 pages)



Politicising the 15-minute city _ George Kafka

Let’s start with a simple exercise. How many minutes does it take you to walk from your home to your nearest grocery store? How about your nearest school? Your closest park? A cycle path? A library? Your doctor? How about your work?
How many of these can you reach in under 15 minutes?
This is the question at the heart of the “15-minute city”, a residential urban concept which is taking cities across the globe by storm. The 15-minute city is a planning ideal which advocates for as much urban life as possible to take place within a 15-minute radius (either walked or cycled) of the home. […]