You may have seen my previous writings about 15 minute cities. There are two very different views of the “15-minute city” idea.
To some, it’s an urban planning concept that promotes sustainable and healthy living.
To others, it’s a plot by tyrannical bureaucrats to take our cars and control our lives, which could lead to a real-life Hunger Games scenario.
There are many targeting the world of urban planning, with protests against the 15-minute city concept springing up around the globe.
“I’ve been doing [urban planning] for a long time, but I’ve never seen something like this,” urbanist and Vancouver’s former chief planner Brent Toderian tells ABC RN’s Blueprint For Living.
Toderian, who has lobbied for the idea internationally including in Australia, sums up: “It’s a bit surreal.“
What is it?
The 15-minute city is an urban planning concept where neighbourhoods provide residents with the basic things they need — shops, schools, parks, leisure options, health care — within a 15-minute radius by foot or bike.
“We used to have 15-minute cities as the norm. They were called good neighbourhoods — where you didn’t have to get into a car for everything,” Toderian says.
From mid-last century, cities have largely been planned around cars, at the expense of walking and biking, which has often resulted in car dependency and urban sprawl.
The 15-minute city is presented as one possible remedy for this.
In a utopian society the 15 minute city makes sense for the urban population. Not so much for freedom loving rural people. If we know that unscrupulous people will not use this concentrated population as a control mechanisms (Democrat leadership) then we should not be concerned with facial recognition and other control measures that are planned in the 15 minute city.
Now picture the 15 minute city with no cash, only digital currency. The Democrat Party would implement a social credit system such that people would be taxed at different rates based on their social scores.
The big question is do we trust governments to protect our freedoms and our rights?
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