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The ongoing COVID pandemic, the negative effects of private motorized transport, and the advancing climate crisis have led to a steady increase in interest in active mobility and accessibility through proximity in recent years. Especially, the concepts of the “15-Minute City” and the “20-Minute Neighbourhoods” have been promoted as blueprints for future urban planning. They promise to deliver more sustainable, liveable, resilient, and equitable cities by creating dense and diverse neighbourhoods with destinations in proximity to peoples’ homes. These concepts thus tie in with themes that have long been discussed in the literature on accessibility and urban planning. However, questions remain on how the x-minute city concept be operationalised and assessed, how the concept relates to physical, perceived and virtual accessibilities, how the concept affects different groups of residents, including vulnerable population groups, how the concept translates to different types of areas, and how the concept articulates with urban agglomeration scale policies. Furthermore, there are questions on how x-minute city planning goals can be achieved in practice, and the inclusion of virtual accessibility to jobs and services (teleworking, online shopping etc.). This special issue tries to find answers to these questions and seeks to bridge the gap between planning practice surrounding the x-minute city and the accessibility literature

Guest editors:

  • Alain L’Hostis, Université Gustave Eiffel (FR) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Cecília Silva, University of Porto (PT) -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Karst Geurs, University of Twente (NL) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Paola Pucci, Politecnico di Milano (IT) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Louis Merlin, Florida Atlantic University (USA) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Special issue information:

  • This call for papers, therefore, seeks articles that address, but are not limited to, the following specific topic areas• Defining and Operationalising the X-Minute City concept
  • Planning and Implementing the X-Minute City
  • Assessing and Measuring the X-Minute City
  • Equity and Inclusiveness in the X-Minute City
  • Importance of different Destinations and Willingness to walk/cycle
  • Transport Modes of the X-Minute City
  • Perceived and virtual accessibility analysis related to the x-minute city concept
  • Planning Support Systems for Accessibility by Proximity
  • Innovation Diffusion of X-Minute City Concepts

Note: Open Access fees for relevant, accepted papers published in this special issue will be waived for all submissions received by 30 June 2022.

more info here:

https://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-urban-mobility/call-for-papers/call-for-papers-on-the-virtual-special-issue-of-the-journal-of-urban-mobility-urbmob-15-minute-city-putting-accessibility-by-proximity-into-practice