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Urban, Planning and Transport Research

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The 15-minute City: Debates and Reality Perspectives

Manuscript deadline
30 June 2024

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Article collection guest advisor(s)

Dr. Fabio Hernández Palacio, University of Stavanger
[email protected]

Dr. Georgia Pozoukidou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
[email protected]

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The 15-minute City: Debates and Reality Perspectives

The 15-minute-city concept represents an increasingly popular urban policymaking and planning paradigm that seeks to redefine cities’ structural and functional organisation. Policy texts and implementation plans present the model as a people-centred strategy to strengthen the resilience of urban areas. This is achieved by increasing urban density, improving the mix of land uses, and enhancing walkability and cyclability. This way, people can perform most of their daily displacements within 15 minutes. As such, the 15mC urban model is a framework that includes approaches, policies and practices that are place-based, directly related to the needs of its inhabitants and aimed at improving the quality of life. This special issue thus welcomes contributions that explore the concept of the “15-minute-city” and intends to provide a multi-disciplinary platform of theoretical and empirical contributions across the intersecting themes of:

  1. Planning theory and new urban planning concepts and paradigms
  2. Smart cities, healthy cities, green cities, climate neutral and net zero cities, ageing cities, etc.
  3. Quantitative perspectives in the application and realization of the concept
  4. Quality of life and liveability
  5. Co-planning and design practices, urban planning living labs and bottom-up planning approaches
  6. Remote working, co-working spaces and their spatial impacts.
  7. Spatial conflicts and contested spaces.
  8. Gentrification, spatial justice, and inequalities

We are particularly interested in welcoming submissions that approach both theory and practice, including case studies and best practices, and support full articles and perspective papers.

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About the Guest Advisor Team

Fabio Hernández Palacio is an associate professor at the Department of Security, Economics, and Planning, teaching in the programme city and regional planning. His research interests revolve around how the built environment can influence sustainability, looking at urban quality, urban form, urban density, and densification. He has studied different features of the sustainable city, including densification as a planning strategy, the relationship between density and transport, urban quality and sustainability, and the transition towards more sustainable cities.

Georgia Pozoukidou is a professor of City Planning, Policies and Land Use Models at the School of Spatial Planning and Development, Faculty of Engineering. Her research focuses on land use planning, urban models, land use transport interaction, spatial planning practices, city policies and spatial resilience. She has been involved in various research, national and EU funded projects that are related with the areas of land use planning, urban growth, governance, participatory and inclusive planning. She has developed professional, research and educational activity in Greece and the USA.

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All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. Guest Advisors for this collection will not be involved in peer-reviewing manuscripts unless they are an existing member of the Editorial Board. Please review the journal Aims and Scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.