“A 15-minute city is a term coined by Paris-based urbanist Carlos Moreno. It’s used to describe an idyllic neighborhood where everything one needs, whether work, food, housing, cultural activities or education, is within easy reach.

This idea is transforming urban planning and design and has captured the imagination of cities around the world because there are so many benefits. Lower transportation costs, fewer greenhouse gas emissions, happier and healthier people.

It’s an idea, however difficult for some jurisdictions to achieve, that didn’t seem to have a down side. That is until the conspiracy theorists walked up and uttered a collective, hold my beer.”

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