Nhood is inspired by the 15 Minutes City
Nhood: Projects That Favour 15-Minute Cities
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The commitments made during COP 21 to limit global warming, the multiple lockdowns due to the pandemic over the last few years that have called the frameworks of our lives and our cities into question, the desire for a better quality of life, the arrival of new generations that want a better future...
At Nhood, we have one main mission: to create better places and keep them thriving. That is what got us interested in the 15-minute city, a concept put forward by Carlos Moreno, Scientific Director of the ‘Entrepreneurship, Territory & Innovation’ research group at IAE Paris, part of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University.
Nhood: Projects that favour 15-minutes cities
LA MAILLERIE (France)
Proximity and sustainability: an open-air hub
Almost 34 tonnes of reused and recycled construction materials, a mini-farm and urban vegetable garden created, a river refilled with water, urban wind turbines built, green spaces covering 46% of the project’s area, and a food market with 27 local independent businesses.
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LA CLOCHE D’OR (Luxembourg)
Pop-up shops and incubators of local creativity
Since 2020, La Cloche d’Or has been offering Luxembourg’s artists, businesses and non-profit organisations spaces for creative expression where they can offer customers brand-new formats. 20 pop-up shops have been set up so far.
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ESTACION VIALIA DE VIGO (Spain)
A multi-modal station to promote sustainable modes of transport
With local and high-speed trains, a car park, bus routes, pedestrian walkways and cycle paths to the city, the city’s new largest square is becoming the place where its inhabitants come together.
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Events that draw on everyone’s passions
Alegro shopping centres help everyone to have fun, learn and access culture, whatever their background or their interests, with initiatives like the Setubal half-marathon, an event promoting parasport, a ‘blind date with books’ to help people rediscover reading, community libraries, the ‘Art is Everywhere’ exhibition for the opening of the Alegro Setubal shopping centre and the programme of shows held throughout the year.
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Lives2 (Côte d’Ivoire)
The extra rooms changing the face of neighbourhoods
A house with an extra room to serve as a shop - that’s the concept helping to meet the needs created by the rapid urban growth in African countries. It means the assurance of useful products and services at the neighbourhood level and easier access to property ownership thanks to the revenue generated by this room. It also means a better quality of life thanks to the commuting time saved each day.
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THE BUSINESS FACTORY (Romania)
A co-working space and driving force in the local economy
With 1300m2, 130 offices, an auditorium, two meeting rooms, a library, a space for informal meetings, a kitchen, services and events for professionals and more, every effort has been made to reduce the need for people to commute. This phase of development was combined with the construction of housing, a hotel, a shopping centre and entertainment, helping to make the local authority’s plan for a 15-minute city a reality.
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