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15分都市 15 minutes of city



15 minutes city. Recently, I thought I shouldn't listen to it a lot, but in the UK, some lawmakers disagreed and it was on the news. In Europe, the mayor of Paris and others seemed to have adopted it into the policy, and it seemed to be judged to help improve the happiness of the residents.

Regardless of Europe and the United States, there was an impression that people-centered urban development, such as Jan Gale's writings, was accepted, so it was quite surprising news.


Regardless, there are various claims to disagree with the "15-minute city" of people-centered urban development, and it is not necessarily a bad thing, but if you look at it with suspicion, you will guess that it is part of the lobbying activities of some company.


It was some European material, or according to my memory, in a city of 100,000 people, there was a result that economic activities were activated when cars were eliminated, trams were enriched, and sidewalks were widened. Conversely, this also leads to hindering the attraction of suburban commercial facilities, and if you include not only large urban areas but also medium-sized cities, it will endanger many scattered shopping centers and the tenants that exist there. There seems to be a way of thinking, and it may have spoken for the voice of the position to protect commerce around there. Also, according to the size of the city, even if there is not much commercial bustle from the old days, there may be residential cities that were established by suburban commercial facilities.


However, environmental problems and the wave of technological innovation that attracts worldwide attention, such as autonomous driving and electrification, will directly affect and change the distribution including logistics and human flow. If you think mainly about people (residents living in that city), if the city specializing in distribution like in the past becomes less attractive and the happiness of residents improves, it will be optimized mainly for those who live in the present, and no matter who resists I guess you can't stop the flow.


Also, there seems to be a little sign of change in "space design"



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