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The 15-Minute City

A Solution to Saving Our Time and Our Planet

Moreno, Carlos


1. Auflage Mai 2024
304 Seiten, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-394-22814-0
John Wiley & Sons

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A fresh and innovative perspective on urban issues and creating sustainable cities

In The 15-Minute City: A Solution for Saving Our Time and Our Planet, human city pioneer and international scientific advisor Carlos Moreno delivers an exciting and insightful discussion of the deceptively simple and revolutionary idea that everyday destinations like schools, stores, and offices should only be a short walk or bike ride away from home.

This book tells the story of an idea that spread from city to city, describing a new way of looking at living that addresses many of the most intractable challenges of our time. Hundreds of mayors worldwide have already embraced the concept as a way to help recover from the pandemic, and the idea continues to gain speed. You'll learn why more and more cities are planning to make cars far less necessary for contemporary city-dwellers and how they're planning to achieve that goal. You'll also find:

* Strategies for cities to recover and adapt to benefit residents, saving them precious time

* Techniques to change the habits of automobile-dependent city residents and maximize social benefits of living in a human-centric city

* Scientifically developed, research-backed solutions for enduring urban issues and problems

Deeply committed to science, progress, and creativity, Moreno presents an essential and timely resource in The 15-Minute City, which will prove invaluable to anyone with an interest in modern and innovative approaches to consistently challenging urban issues that have bedeviled policy makers and city residents since the invention of the car.

"Carlos's concept of a 15-minute city is simple--and powerful. Half of all urban homes that will exist within our children's lives do not exist today. We have a magnificent opportunity to build, and to improve today's cities, following the exquisite advice in this book. Everyone who likes people and cities should read it, especially decision makers."

Gil (Guillermo) Penalosa, founder of 8 80 Cities, Cities for Everyone

"Cities have been for millennia prodigious engines of commerce and culture, yet nowadays they are mostly an unqualified mess of cars, long commutes, soullessness, and stress. The 15-Minute City convincingly narrates the electrifying possibilities of a different city life, one that re-inscribes humanness, proximity, connections, and wellbeing at the center of the urban fabric."

Bruno Giussani, author and Global Curator, TED

"The urban agenda is the space in which we will win the excitement and commitment of citizens to the revolution of green and social progress. The 15-minute city is that brilliant idea that turns the complex into the simple, the transformative into the attractive, with a common thread to think and test changes. We must thank Carlos Moreno for helping us to understand and promote the necessary changes, to conquer clean, healthy, and close cities, on a human scale."

Teresa Ribera, Spanish Vice president and Minister for the Ecological Transition and the demographic challenge