The new publication, “Mapping of 15-minute City Practices,” offers a comprehensive overview of the 15-minute City concept and related policy fields. By collecting case studies and examples from 100 cities, the report provides insights into international practical definitions, strategies, and experiences of implementation.

The 15-minute City concept presents an ambitious vision for increasing opportunities, connections, and the quality of life in cities. Although its narrative has proven attractive and generated widespread interest, a fully operationalised logic or policy mix for implementation remains to be defined.

To address this gap, the Driving Urban Transition (DUT) Partnership commissioned a mapping of city practice connected to the 15-minute City concept, and related fields of policy. During the past 12 months, a team of experts from Technical University Munich, University of Westminster, and University of Porto realised this activity by collecting, describing, and analysing examples of strategic anchoring of local concepts for cities of proximity.

The resulting mapping overview includes approximately 100 cities and their 400+ practices connected to the broader realm of 15-minute policies, focusing specifically on personal mobility, urban planning, logistics and deliveries, and urban governance.

The report indicates a widespread global adoption of the narrative, particularly in Europe, but also highlights significant discrepancies in its practical interpretation. It underscores the complexity and evolving nature of the 15-minute City concept, emphasising the importance of social integration, innovative solutions, and collaborative governance in its effective implementation.

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