Session 31 - Circular economy and bioeconomy

A new trend for urban planning: the vision and the challenges

Hera I Friday 1 September 17:30 - 17:45
The world population is expanding rapidly, causing a number of economic, environmental, and social consequences including crowd roads, higher traffic demand, and longer travel times to basic services. More than two-thirds of the world's population will live in cities by 2050. The 15-minute city concept promotes for cities where everyday destinations are within a short walk or bicycle ride. Walking to daily destinations not only reduces the environmental impact of transportation, but it is also associated with a variety of positive effects on individual psychological and physical health, as well as social capital. The idea of a 15-minute city offers an excellent, straightforward, flexible, and widely accepted perspective of urban living that has recently emerged around the world. Public schools, green spaces, libraries, super markets, department stores, employment locations, basic healthcare, and areas for entertainment are examples of services that could be found inside the 15-20 minute city. The goal is to establish dynamic and liveable communities, boost the economy, encourage social cohesiveness and sustainable development, and improve citizens' health and well-being. This research focuses on identifying the major opportunities and challenges to ensure that the concept of a 15-minute city can be applied to urban planning to reduce energy use in cities and air emissions in order to address climate change.