15 min City is an instance of the whatif-machine platform, based on the 15 minutes city concept proposed by Carlos Moreno. According to this revolutionary concept, we should conceive cities so that their citizens could satisfy their personal needs by travelling no more than 15 minutes away from their home by bike or on foot.
These needs should include goods, work, sport and cultural activities. This novel organization will decrease the emissions of CO2, decongest streets and public transportation, and increase the life quality of the city’s inhabitants.
The 15 min City platform lets you explore how far different European cities are from this concept by merging open data about venues within cities, routing algorithms and geolocated data about daily human movements.
With 15 min City, you can check which activities or places are accessible to a neighbourhood on foot and by bike and compare it to other urban areas. You can also check which city is the closest to the 15 minutes ideal, looking at our city rankings on the map.