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Beyond hyper-local: Swedish ‘Street Moves’ project targets ‘one-minute’ city

While the ’15-minute city’ model promotes neighborhood-level urban planning, in this video we learn Sweden is pursuing an even more hyper-local twist: a scheme to redesign every street in the nation.

The 15-minute city is a residential urban concept in which all city residents are able to meet most of their needs within a short walk or bicycle ride from their homes. The concept was popularised by Mayor Anne Hidalgo of Paris, who was in turn inspired by French-Colombian scientist Carlos Moreno. It has been described as a “return to a local way of life”.

Now Sweden is pursuing a variation on this concept on a national scale, called ‘Street Moves’ – an initiative in which local communities co-architect their own streets’ layouts.

By framing streets and pavements as critical connecting spaces for communities, the project aims to move beyond the common assumption that streets are primarily for moving and storing cars.

Read more about Street Moves here.

View the original video here.

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