AESOP 2024 ANNUAL CONGRESS | SPECIAL SESSIONS

36th AESOP Annual Congress 2024 Paris, France
“GAME CHANGER? Planning for just and sustainable urban regions”

SPECIAL SESSION 13 - OPEN TO INVITED ABSTRACT ONLY

The 15 Minutes City

This Special Session is hosted within Track 5

Organizers:

  • Enrica Papa, University of Westminster
  • Benjamin Buttner, Technical University of Munich

Speakers:

  • Cecilia Silva, University of Porto
  • Alain L’Hostis, Universiteit Eiffel  
  • Enrica Papa, University of Westminster
  • Benjamin Buttner, Technical University of Munich 
  • Sebastian Seisenberger, Technical University of Munich
  • Maximilian Jaeger, AustriaTech

The 15-minute city concept presents an urban planning approach seeking to provide local communities with essential modern-life amenities, such as employment  opportunities, public services, leisure facilities, and fundamental conveniences within a short 15-minute walk or cycle from their residences. In this dedicated session, we will address some of the pivotal unresolved questions. How can we create more opportunities to reduce current reliance on automobiles, generate compelling evidence to facilitate change, and pinpoint noteworthy instances of cohesive policies that actively counter such dependence? Furthermore, we will explore methods to encourage individuals through incentives and guarantee that no members of the community are overlooked or disadvantaged in the process.

Keywords:  15 Minute City; proximity; urban accessibility and connectivity