One of our key themes for this weeks European Freelancers Week and CCCSSE events is the 15-minute city and building a local ecosystem and the roles coworking and coliving play in that.
The 15 Minute City explores the idea of developing proximity of all lifestyle and work necessities within a short walking or biking radius. Before the Coronavirus, people were feeling the pressures of the daily commute into town for their lifestyle or work facilities.
Still, now one-third of the world is in lockdown and people are being urged to avoid large crowds. The 15 Minute City concept has been developed in Paris by Professor Carlos Moreno, way before we knew about the COVID-19.
By decentralizing essential services, a significant kick-start of local hubs of economic activity is n motion. It is possible to have work, home, shops, entertainment, education and healthcare – all within a 15-minute radius for our communities.
The result is a massive impact on sustainability, in that walking and biking become a priority mode of transport. Making public transport, taxis, and individual vehicles only are used if necessary. This transformation in the public space also has a role to play in recovery post Coronavirus times revitalizing local communities, encouraging small business, and shopping local.
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