This episode of Collective Choices was recorded in Stuttgart, Germany, at the Urban Future conference.
My guest is Carlos Moreno, scientist and professor at Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris. He developed the 15 Minute City concept a few years before it became highly publicized during the pandemic.
We talk about:
-the six essential functions that a city should provide for a good quality of life
-why do we need to commute?
-the zoning system and the architectural influence of Le Corbusier, who separated the functions of the city and imagined that infrastructure and cars will provide access to them, but didn’t consider the time, costs and environmental damage involved
-the proximity concept brings together legacies from multiple urbanists
-what is the role of technology and looking past the "smart city"
-chrono-urbanism, changing the rhythm for living and working in cities
-where the resistance to change comes from
-Paris pioneering the 15 Minute City concept
-the launch of the Global Observatory of Sustainable Proximities
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