15-MINUTE CITY: Urban Design Competition 2021

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The “15-minute city” is an approach to urban design that aims to improve quality of life by creating cities where everything a resident needs can be reached within 15 minutes by foot, bike or public transit. This concept puts an emphasis on careful planning at the neighborhood level, giving each district the features it needs to support a full life – including jobs, food, recreation, green space, housing, medical offices, small businesses and more. And importantly, it’s a full life that doesn’t require a car.

Participants are required to design a module for a 15-minute city that can be replicated to create a larger city. You are can design a fictional city or re-design a small part of an existing city anywhere in the world. Remember, you don’t need to design an entire city – just a module that can be replicated to create a larger city. As a city planner/designer, you are also free to recommend rules and policies to help make the lives of your city’s occupants’ better.

Submission Guidelines
Participants are required to submit one JPG/JPEG file for the 15-min city competition. Email your submissions to 15-min@thecharette.org

File Naming: ’15MC-Registration ID.jpg’ (ex. if your Registration ID is 1234, the file name should be 15MC-1234.jpg). You will receive your Registration ID after completing the registration.
Image Resolution: 4k (3840 x 2160 pixel)
File Size Limit: 10 MB