On December 19, 2023, an article titled “The 15-minute city: A transportation and accessibility challenge” explores how the concept of the 15-minute city, which prioritizes local accessibility, walkability, and community-focused living in large urban areas, has gained traction due to the rise of smart cities and digital connectivity.

Implementing the 15-minute city requires research on land use, transportation, and data analytics to inform urban policy decisions and enhance walkable, bikeable, and transit-friendly neighborhoods. The article highlights how this concept addresses challenges like economic disparities, inequality, social isolation, congestion, and health issues, especially in the post-COVID-19 context and with the focus on digital, ecological, and energy transitions.

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