New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: With over 13 million confirmed Coronavirus patients, and the fatality count closing 600,000 figure worldwide, the crucial area which has caught the attention of citizens and policymakers worldwide, is the urban planning.

With many life-saving elements, such as hospitals, nursing homes, and healthy-life inducing functional systems like that for cycling and walking not within the easiest possible reach of urban residents worldwide, a ’15-minute-city’ plan has been floated by an International Group of urban planners.

A ’15-minute-city’ plan put forward by an international coalition of urban planners and Mayors is being met with immense expectations in Europe and beyond. The plan has been laid out in a way that all the residents of a city are able to meet most of their needs, basic or otherwise, within a short walk or bicycle ride from their homes not more than 15-minutes.

 

“This way, we will be giving streets back to people, by permanently reallocating more road space to walking and cycling, investing in city-wide walking and cycling networks and green infrastructure,” C40, an international coalition of urban planners, said on its website.

C40 is the coalition of Mayors of 96 cities all over the world with over 700 million residents living in them. The cities which are the part of this coalition, include Melbourne, Medellin, Milan, Montreal, New Orleans, Rotterdam, Seattle, Seoul, Freetown, Hong Kong, Lisbon, and Los Angeles,

 

From India, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Jaipur are also the part of this initiative aimed at cooperative and comprehensive urban planning with a globalist backdrop and environmental friendliness.

The C40 group also said that its Green Recovery Plan is fast achieving its pre-determined goals, and is expected to yield $24 trillion worth economic benefits by 2050, with ‘climate investments’ projected to support over 80 million jobs worldwide by 2030.

Posted By: Talib Khan