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A dynamic dialogue with Dr. Carlos Moreno, founder of the :15 Minute City

Recently Future of Cities founder, Tony Cho, sat down for a candid conversation at the Sorbonne University in Paris with Future of Cities strategic partner and ally, Professor Dr. Carlos Moreno – the originator of the idea behind The :15 Minute City.

As a vision, the 15 Minute City has captured the imaginations of policymakers and citizens alike. Across the world – from the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, to the Mayor of Miami, Frances Suarez, to the C40 (coalition of major city mayors) – aspirations and declarations to turn urban corridors into :15 Minute Cities abound. But what is the 15 minute city?

Spawned from the idea that we need new ways to transform cities to be more human-centric while moving away from outdated design philosophies that lead to urban sprawl, the :15 Minute City is a new urban design theory that steers urban designers away from mono-functionality towards more dynamic use of shared spaces and resources – where all basic needs can be met from anywhere in the city within a short 15 minute commute.

To learn more about the :15 Minute City, watch Dr. Carlos Moreno’s case for it via TED, below:

Future of Cities partner, Dr. Carlos Moreno, on the 15 Minute City

About Dr. Carlos Moreno

Dr. Carlos Moreno is a Senior University Professor French-Colombian specialised in the intelligent control of complex systems.

Deeply committed to science, progress and creativity in all its forms, he strives to bring together scientific disciplines and professionals in the innovation ecosystem —from industry to start-ups —with a particular focus on a cross-disciplinary approach.

After leading his start-up Sinovia to success, he was Scientific Adviser to the CEO of ENGIE INEO, exGDF SUEZ Group, he goes on delivering today his strategic and foward-looking vision, his scientific expertise, and his international reputation, on the issues of mutation, innovation and added value chain. In particular, in the field of the Human and Living City.

He was named Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur in April 2010.