A Zoom talk on The 20 Minute Neighbourhood, by Julia Thrift of the Town & Country Planning Association, will be take place at 7.30pm on Wednesday 29 September 2021. Julia is Director of Healthy Place-Making at the T&CPA, and the co-author of their recent guide on the subject.
The ideas discussed under the labels ‘the 20 Minute Neighbourhood’ or ‘the 15 Minute city’ are not new, but have been attracting a lot of attention recently, especially since the pandemic has put a spotlight on the liveability of our immediate surroundings. They are a way of describing compact and connected neighbourhoods, where people can meet their everyday needs within a short walk or cycle ride. The concept presents multiple benefits including boosting local economies, improving people’s health and wellbeing, increasing social connections in communities, and tackling climate change.
Members and event notification subscribers will receive an invitation to this Zoom meeting by email.