“Baffling,” says concept creator of UK prime minister’s 15-minute city ban

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Urbanist Carlos Moreno has called on UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to reconsider his opposition to the concept of 15-minute cities. Moreno, the creator of the concept, expressed concerns about Sunak’s position on cars and urged him to engage in constructive dialogue. Moreno warned that Sunak’s stance could fuel conspiracy theories surrounding the concept, which has been widely debunked. The 15-minute city concept aims to improve urban quality of life by creating decentralized cities with accessible amenities within a 15-minute walk or bike ride. It promotes local services, reduces daily commutes, stimulates the local economy, and reduces carbon footprints. Moreno criticized the UK government’s plans to support motorists and oppose anti-car measures, stating that they contradict climate challenges. While the concept has faced criticism, it has been widely adopted around the world.

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