15-Minute City 2023

15-Minute City 2023 مدينة 15 دقيقة 2023

15-Minute City 2023

Long commutes, traffic congestion, and polluted air have been a
scourge on urban life for far too long. But what if we could make urban
living less stressful and more sustainable? That’s the idea behind the
15 Minute City – a city where all essential destinations, such as
schools, shops, offices, entertainment venues, and healthcare
facilities, can be reached within a 15-minute walk, cycle, or public
transit ride.

Affordable, accessible, and adaptable housing, fresh
groceries, and other amenities are also key features of a 15 Minute
City. Working from home or close to home can also help to reclaim our
time, health, and well-being while fostering more inclusive communities.
Several major cities, such as Paris, Melbourne, Detroit, Portland, and
Ottawa, are already embracing similar concepts.

This year’s
competition encourages designers and planners to re-imagine urban
landscapes as cleaner, safer, healthier, and more inclusive places to
live. So, let’s get creative and make our cities more livable!


Where everything is 15 minutes away – by foot, bicycle or public transit.

The 15 Minute City is all about improving people’s quality of
life by creating urban areas where everything a resident needs is just
15 minutes away on foot, bike, or public transit. To achieve this, we
need careful planning at the neighborhood level, giving each district
the features it needs to support a full life. This includes creating
jobs, food, recreation, green space, housing, healthcare facilities,
small businesses, and more.

As a participant in this competition, you are required to design a module for a 15 Minute City that can be replicated to create a larger city.
You can choose to design a fictional city or re-design a small part of
an existing city anywhere in the world. Your design should be replicable
and scalable, with a focus on creating neighborhoods that are
sustainable, accessible, and inclusive.

Remember, as a city
planner or designer, you are also free to recommend rules and policies
that can help make the lives of your city’s occupants better. So, get
creative, think outside the box, and help us create the future of urban


Custom Designed Trophies, Certificates
of Achievement, Exclusive Interviews and Publications to honour the best
entries. For more details, visit www.theCharette.org

  • Top 3 Winners
  • 10 Honorable Mentions
  • Top 30 Entries


A total of 4 sheets of size 30 cm x 30 cm are to be submitted as a combined PDF document for the 15-Minute City 2023 competition.


“15-Minute City 2023” is open to all
creative people – architects, students, planners, interior designers,
graphic designers, and all problem solvers! Design proposals can be
developed individually or in teams of a maximum of 4 participants.

  • Advance Entry: 15 Mar – 15 Apr 2023
  • Early Entry: 16 Apr – 15 May 2023
  • Standard Entry: 16 May – 15 Jun 2023
  • Last-min Entry: 16 Jun – 15 Jul 2023
  • Submission Deadline: 31 July 2023
  • Results: September 2023


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