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Doha as a 15-Minute City: An Urban Fereej

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submitted on 2023-09-10, 11:15 and posted on 2023-09-11, 07:35 authored by Velina Mirincheva, Jason Twill, Nihal Al-Saleh

The 15-Min City is a proposed new way of re-assessing and upgrading the liveability of our cities. Put forward by Professor Carlos Moreno, it is becoming a prevalent discussion among policymakers and urbanists across many cities. At its core is a belief that cities should be planned for walking and biking and all daily essentials should be located within fifteen minutes of one’s residence. In this chapter, we use the 15-Min concept as a lens to discuss Doha’s potential of adapting itself to the new notion of chrono-urbanism, poised by recent shifts in people’ mobility patterns, their proximity needs, and their own perceptions and experiences in the city, and considering post-pandemic reflections on strengths and weaknesses of cities to remain malleable, less car-dependent and to continuously synchronize with the needs of their residents.

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Published in: Sustainable Qatar : Social, Political and Environmental Perspectives
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
See chapter on publisher's website: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-7398-7_14

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  • English

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Springer Singapore

Publication Year

  • 2022

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This item is licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

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  • Hamad Bin Khalifa University
  • College of Public Policy - HBKU

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Qatar

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