VIDEO Update: If we could plan a city from scratch, proximity and accessibility would be two of the main design principles. But as we are living in urban agglomerations which have evolved over time, over centuries, the liberties to redesign are constrained. New planning concepts and tools are needed to support cities in their mission to reduce traffic and related pollution.
The popular 15min-city concept is a promising approach to redesign urban environment aiming to make important amenities accessibile within short distances. In the 15min city, citizens can reach any destination related to their daily needs within a 15-minute walk or cycle. However, the concept has been mainly applied to city centres so far. In order to solve urban mobility challenges a holistic view on the metropolitan area may be needed.
In the 15th edition of 'Mobility Talks: How far is local?', mobility experts will reflect different perspectives on the 15min city concept and urban accessibility:
- Dr. Benjamin Büttner, Head of the Research Group on Accessibility Planning at the Technical University of Munich (TUM)
- Samuel Alvarado, Founder and CEO of ModelMe3D
- Silvia Casorrán, Deputy Chief Architect at Barcelona City Council
What attendees can expect?
- A critical review of the 15min city concept, and how cities can improve accessibility for all in their urban areas,
- A selection of interactive tools and methods to engage citizens in related urban planning processes,
- An impact assessment of innovative street redesigns on city accessibility and inclusiveness, and
- Many insights from best practices in European and global cities.
Don't miss any insights and review the webinar that took place on 01 September 2022.
'Mobility Talks' give a voice to mobility experts to discuss the hottest topics, biggest challenges and most innovative trends on a virtual live stage. Should you be interested in challenging your mobility vision in a future session, kindly request your speaker slot.
Updated on 21 September 2022.