“The polite world of urban planning has become the latest target of conspiracy theorists. In recent weeks, the 15-minute city concept — where neighbourhoods provide life’s essentials in 15 minutes by foot or bike — has become a harbinger of big brother in conspiracy-land. Brent Toderian, a keen urbanist and Vancouver’s former chief planner, is here to help us understand how a “mundane” urban planning concept has prompted protests in Canada and the UK.”

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