15 minute city: concept and practice

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The concept of the 15-Minute City is generating growing international interest. The idea is based on living locally, with residents able to access the services and amenities they need within 15 minutes of their home whether by walking, cycling, micro mobility or using public transport.

The benefits of this approach are multiple: people become more active, improving their mental and physical health; traffic is reduced, and air quality improved; local shops and businesses thrive; and people see more of their neighbours, strengthening community bonds. However, time, preferred amenity and travel choices differ between ages, gender, and ethnicities. There is no one-size-fits-all approach or solution. This panel discussion will explore these topics with specific reference to Manchester.
Period22 Jun 2022
Event typeSeminar
LocationManchester, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal


  • 15 minute city
  • 20 minute neighbourhood
  • spatial planning
  • community