15-Minute City

Cities and residential neighborhoods should follow a mixed-use model, so that anyone can easily access all of the typical amenities that a city has to offer, moving easily between home, school, work, shopping, recreation, etc., without needing to travel long distances. Cities with short distances and mixed use zoning should be the norm.

 

Smart urban planning and regulation of development to ensure that everyone can easily and quickly access their daily needs would prevent much unnecessary travel time. One of the worst effects of unregulated urban development is the endless sprawl of many cities, with Los Angeles serving as the classic example.

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