Aug 10, 2017

Will Australians be living in ’20-minute cities’ by the middle of this century?

Living within a 20-minute walk of your work, your supermarket, your gym, your doctor, your friends and family, etc, sounds like a very nice idea, but is it feasible?

Alan Davies — Editor of The Urbanist

Alan Davies

Editor of The Urbanist

The recent refresh of Plan Melbourne by the Victoria’s Andrews government confirmed the goal of creating a 20-minute city is a centre piece of the city’s strategic plan. Here’s the idea:

"The 20-minute neighbourhood is all about ‘living locally’ -- giving people the ability to meet most of their everyday needs within a 20-minute walk, cycle or local public transport trip of their home."

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2 thoughts on “Will Australians be living in ’20-minute cities’ by the middle of this century?

  1. Mike Smith

    It’s 9degrees max outside… Am I going to walk? probably not. It’s 39 degrees … same answer. In between though, quite likely! If I’m not carrying multiple bags of shopping.

  2. Woopwoop

    “It’s nice to have the option of walking to Woolies or Coles,” Yes, but if you actually do much shopping there, you might have trouble carrying it all home.

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