RIBA + VitrA Talk: Carlos Moreno and the 15-minute city

Daily life in the modern city is structured around long commutes and daily activities far too reliant on the car. Our alarmingly high carbon emissions are ensuring that we are enduring life in poor air quality. In contrast, Carlos Moreno’s 15-minute city promotes a human-centric and environmentally sustainable urban future.

This is a recording of a live event held at 66 Portland Place in London, on 1 December 2022.

The 15-minute city provides inhabitants with access to all the services they require; housing, work, food, health, education, culture, and leisure, within their immediate vicinity. Restructuring urban life so that each resident could live the urban experience within a 15-minute radius, would revolutionise city living. The hyperlocal global urban movement, as Moreno terms it, would drastically reduce traffic and CO2 emissions, fundamentally increasing the health and wellbeing of people around the world.

Carlos Moreno
Professor Carlos Moreno is a Scientific Director at IAE Paris – Sorbonne University (France). He earned recognition as a scientist with an innovative mind and unique approach to urban issues. He works at the heart of issues of international significance, bringing an innovative perspective on urban issues and offering solutions to the issues faced by the cities, metropolises, and territories during the 21st century.

Q&A Chair: Kathryn Firth, Director in Cities, Planning, and Design at Arup

This event is part of our Well Being: Well Built series of talks for the RIBA + VitrA Partnership.

This partnership reflects a shared commitment to add social, economic and cultural value to society, and VitrA Bathrooms are proud to be supporting such an inspiring programme.

With innovation at its core, a global reach and a tradition of collaborating with celebrated architects and designers, the VitrA bathroom brand has become a world leader, synonymous with contemporary sophistication since the mid-1900s.

Visit our website to learn more about the RIBA + VitrA Talks series: https://www.architecture.com/campaign/riba-vitra-talks



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