15-minute City (15mC) Projects

The 15-minute City  (15mC) Transition Pathway fosters urban mobility transitions by improving accessibility and connectivity for sustainable forms of transportation and logistics, starting from the neighbourhood level. The DUT Call 2022 selected 23 projects in the 15mC pathway focusing on 3 themes:

  • Strengthen the mix of urban functions and services. The 3 projects funded under this theme are ENHANCE, InPUT and JiM.
  • Foster sustainable options for personal mobility and logistics in urban outskirts and beyond. This theme includes 12 projects, the highest number per theme in the DUT Call 2022: AccessCity4All, Car-goNE-City, CITWIN, COMMON_ACCESS, DREAMS, ERGODIC, Fair Mobility, FORTHCOMING, FRESH, SPECIFIC, SuCoLo and SUMODO.
  • (Re)imagine urban public spaces and streets for vibrant, sustainable neighbourhoods. The 8 projects funded under this theme are 15minESTATES, CONFLICTEDSTREETS, EMC2, ENACT 15mC, InclusiveCity, LISTEN, MBD15 and MULTIGINATION.


Find the list of projects and partners below.


2.1 Strengthen the Mix of Urban Functions and Services


ENHANCE – Enhancing Sustainable Travel in Small Cities and Outer Metropolitan Areas

The ENHANCE project seeks to adapt the 15-minute city concept to outer metropolitan areas and smaller towns, addressing barriers like greater car dependence, struggling local retail centres, disintegrated housing developments and weaker active travel infrastructure. The project aims to improve local planning decision-making by creating accessibility indicators, analysing actual travel behaviour, and developing future scenarios through a modelling environment. 

Project coordinator: Stichting VU

Project partners: Bath & North East Somerset Council, Birkbeck College – University of London, Gemeente Alkmaar, Municipio de Oeiras, Prospective Labs Ltd, Transport for London, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, University College London, Vereniging Deltametropool

Participating countries: Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom

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InPUT – Engaging Places and Communities for Inclusive Peri-Urban Transitions

The InPUT project addresses the challenge of extending the 15-minute city concept to peri-urban areas, where diverse morphologies, networks, governance structures, and communities pose unique challenges. InPUT aims to co-design place-appropriate spatial visions and strategic transformations leading to 15-minute environments.

Project coordinator: Technische Universiteit Delft

Project partners: Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto, Hannah Arendt Institute, Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties, Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat, Municipio de Braga, Team Vlaams Bouwmeester, Technische Universitaet Wien, Universidade do Minho, Universiteit Antwerpen, Verein Niederösterreich-Wien, Gemeinsame Entwicklungsräume

Participating countries: Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal

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JiM – Social and Environmental Justice in 15 Minutes – Toolkit Development for Transition to Urban Sustainable Neighbourhoods

This project aims to develop tools, guidelines, and policy instruments for urban planners, incorporating social and environmental justice considerations in the planning of 15-minute cities (15mC). The JiM project focuses on mapping sustainable transport accessibility for diverse social groups. It also involves local decision-making regarding the placement of services and amenities, analysing inhabitants’ movements, and integrating environmental data for just 15mC contexts. 

Project coordinator: Malmö universitet

Project partners: Agence D’urbanisme de la Region Grenobloise, Bodrum Municipality, City of Gothenburg, City of Malmö, Gazi Universitesi, Gmina Miasto Koszalin, Høgskolen i Molde, Institut d’etudes Politiques de Grenoble, Lunds universitet, Politechnika Krakowska, Region Skåne, Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Uniwersytet Gdanski, Västtrafik AB

Participating countries: France, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey

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2.2 Foster Sustainable Options for Personal Mobility and Logistics in Urban Outskirts (and Beyond)


AccessCity4All – Adapting the 15-Minute City Concept to Support Active Mobility in Neighbourhoods with Different Levels of Accessibility

The AccessCity4All project addresses the limitations of the 15-minute city concept by considering residents’ perceived and actualised accessibility in specific neighbourhoods. It focuses on supporting active mobility throughout different urban settings for people with different needs and abilities. 

Project coordinator: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften

Project partners: Camara Municipal de Lisboa, Cankaya Belediyesi, Gazi Universitesi, ILS Research gGmbH, Instituto de Geografia e Ordenamento do Territorio da Universidade Delisboa, Kecioren Municipality, Provincie Groningen, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Stadt Munster, Stadt Wien

Participating countries: Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Turkey

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Car-goNE-City – Cargo Bikes and Neighbourhood Engagement in the 15-Minute City: Resident-Based Participatory Approaches to Implementing Effective Shared Bike Mobility for Increasing Accessibility and Reducing Car Use

Car-goNE-City is an applied research project that aims to investigate the extent to which shared cargo bike mobility can simultaneously increase accessibility by active transport to essential urban functions in 15-minute cities, lower transportation costs, and reduce car use and ownership. 

Project coordinator: Chalmers tekniska högskola AB

Project partners: BKK Budapesti Kozlekedesi Kozpont Zartkoruen Mukodo Reszvenytarsasag, Budapesti Muszaki es Gazdasagtudomanyi Egyetem, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung Ev, Göteborgs stad, Kraftstaden Fastigheter AB, Lastenrad-Initiative Für Die Region Karlsruhe E. V., Metrunner AB, Mölndalsbostäder AB, Oslomet – Storbyuniversitetet, Stadt Konstanz, Takomat GmbH, Tink GmbH, Trollhättans kommun, Västtrafik AB, Whee! AS

Participating countries: Germany, Hungary, Norway, Sweden

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CITWIN – A Generic Digital Twin Framework to Foster Sustainable Mobility in the 15mC

The CITWIN project aims to develop a generic digital twin framework to model and evaluate changes to active transport infrastructure in urban areas. The framework will explicitly model and evaluate social dimensions, such as the impact of the physical environment on citizens’ well-being. 

Project coordinator: Universite de Liege

Project partners: Aarhus kommune, Aarhus Universitet, Eskilstuna kommun, European Cyclists Federation ASBL, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Paris-Lodron-Universitat Salzburg, triply GmbH

Participating countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden

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COMMON_ACCESS – COMMONing ACCESSibility in Urban Outskirts and Beyond

The overall objective of COMMON_ACCESS is to explore the concept of Commoning accessibility and investigate its operationalisation in the urban periphery and suburban contexts, working closely with local planning authorities, businesses, and communities. 

Project coordinator: The University of Westminster LBG

Project partners: Collaborative Mobility UK, Derek Halden Consultancy Ltd, Esri UK & Ireland, Gemeente Amsterdam, Goudappel Coffeng BV, Living Streets (The Pedestrians Association), London School of Economics and Political Science, Münchner Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund GmbH MVV, Oxfordshire County Council, Politecnico di Milano, Provincia di Bergamo, Provincia di Pavia, Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen, Technische Universität München, Universiteit Gent, Universiteit van Amsterdam

Participating countries: Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom


DREAMS – Driving Equitable and Accessible 15 Minute Neighbourhood Transformations

The DREAMS project aims to examine how co-created and user-centric shared mobility services can contribute to accessible, sustainable, and inclusive 15mC neighbourhoods in urban outskirts in European cities and regions. 

Project coordinator: Universiteit Twente

Project partners: BKK Budapesti Kozlekedesi Kozpont Zartkoruen Mukodo Reszvenytarsasag, Bruxelles Mobilité, Budapest Fovaros XVII. Kerulet Rakosmente Onkormanyzata, Budapesti Muszaki es Gazdasagtudomanyi Egyetem, Conseil département de l’Essonne, EIT Urban Mobility Innovation Hub, Fietsersbond, Gemeente Utrecht, Institut d’amenagement et d’urbanisme de la region d’ile de France, KTI Hungarian Institute for Transport Sciences and Logistics Non Profit Limited Liability Company, MO.Point – Mobilitätsservices GmbH, Mobyome KG, Morgenjungs Gmbh, MPACT, Münchner Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund GmbH, Optimobil Brussel N.V., Région Île-De-France, Sixt Share & Mobility Platform, Stadtland di Sibylla Zech GmbH, Stichting Hogeschool Utrecht, Technische Universität München, Technische Universitaet Wien, Tier Mobility Netherlands B.V., Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Universite Gustave Eiffel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Wirtschaftsagentur Wien.Ein Fonds Der Stadt Wien

Participating countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands

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ERGODIC – Combined Passenger and Goods Transportation in Suburb Traffic

This project introduces a novel system for integrated passengers and goods transport, consisting of flexible public transport with modular vehicles and last-mile travel/delivery service with active micromobility. The aim is to develop a sustainable and accessible multimodal transport service in city outskirts and suburban areas, aligned with the 15-minute city concept. 

Project coordinator: Chalmers tekniska högskola AB

Project partners: British Irish Trading Alliance, City of Linz, Einride AB, ESG Consultants Ltd, Getplus SRL, The University of Liverpool, Universität Linz, WSP Sverige AB

Participating countries: Austria, Italy, Sweden, United Kingdom

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Fair Mobility – Fair Mobility and Access to Public Life

The main objective of “Fair mobility” is to increase the safety and pleasure of vulnerable groups as they navigate the city. This involves collectively adjusting policies and guidelines and rethinking the physical spaces to better cater to their needs. 

Project coordinator: Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Landshut

Project partners: Frauenforum Salzkammergut, Genre et Ville, Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Landshut, Marktgemeinde Ebensee am Traunsee, Universite Gustave Eiffel, URBASOFIA SRL, Ville de Creil, Wonderland – Platform for European Architecture

Participating countries: Austria, France, Germany, Romania


FORTHCOMING – FOsteRing THe City Of proximity through Maas INteGration

FORTHCOMING aims to develop and test data-driven and user-centric 15- minute city models for suburban areas, applying Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and Logistics as a Service (LaaS) strategies. 

Project coordinator: Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

Project partners: ALSA GRUPO SLU, AppCorner Kft., Associacao do Instituto Superior Tecnico para a Investigacao e Desenvolvimento, Ayuntamiento de Madrid, Câmara Municipal de Vila Franca de Xira, Centro de Nanotecnologia e Materiais Técnicos, Funcionais e Inteligentes, Citta’ Metropolitana ei Torino, Comune ei Settimo Torinese, DKV Debreceni Közlekedési Zártkörűen Működő Részvénytársaság, Empresa Municipal de la Innovación Y Transporte Urbano de las Rozas de Madrid, S.A., Eurocities ASBL, HafenCity Universität Hamburg, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Istanbul Teknik Universitesi, Me Real Estate – Mota-Engil Real Estate Portugal, S.A., Parabol Yazilim Elektronik Danismanlik Egitim San Ve Tic Ltd Sti, Politecnico di Torino, Szamitastechnikai ds Automatizalasi Kutatointezet

Participating countries: Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey

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FRESH – The Freight-Shopping Nexus in Urban Outskirts and Beyond

The FRESH project aims to explore the prerequisites for decreasing reliance on motorised transport for shopping, both by individuals and last-mile urban logistics services. The project also aims to create design and planning guidelines to facilitate this shift.  

Project coordinator: Technische Universität Dortmund

Project partners: Metropole du Grand Paris, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet NTNU, POLIS, Stadt Dortmund, Technische Universität Dortmund, Trondheim kommune, Universite Gustave Eiffel

Participating countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Norway

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SPECIFIC – Specifying Practices Enabled by Cycling in FIfteen-minute Cities

This project seeks to co-create a tool for tailoring the 15-minute city concept to the conditions, constraints and opportunities associated with low-density settings in small and medium-sized cities in Europe. Through transition experiments centred on cycling, it aims to cultivate strategic learning to scale up and accelerate transformations towards just cycling-based urban development. 

Project coordinator: The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of The University of Oxford

Project partners: Associazione Traffico e Ambiente – Svizzera Italiana, Bristol City Council, Comune di Bellinzona, Fyrtel Sp. z o.o., Gemeente Maastricht, Outspoken Logistics Ltd, Poznan City Hall, Pro Velo Ticino, Scuola Universitaria Professionale Della Svizzera Italiana, Stadt Graz, Universität Graz, Universiteit Maastricht, Uniwersytet Im. Adama Mickiewicza W Poznaniu, Zuid-Limburg Bereikbaar

Participating countries: Austria, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, United Kingdom


SuCoLo – Fostering Sustainable Consumer Behaviour with Inclusive Bicycle Logistics Infrastructure in Urban Outskirts

The aim of the project is to provide a solid conceptual, methodological, and empirical understanding of intertwined new knowledge about consumer behaviour, digital and inclusive bicycle logistics for fostering sustainable, net-zero ways for home delivery and pick-up of goods in urban outskirts. 

Project coordinator: Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft M.B.H.

Project partners: Comune Di Merano, Fulmo Kurierunion GbR, Gävle kommun, Independent L. Onlus, Radlogistik Verband Deutschland E.V., Salzburger Verkehrsverbund GmbH, Stadt Leipzig, Südtiroler Transportstrukturen AG, Sustainability Innocenter, Unione Handels und Dienstleistungsverband Südtirol hds, Universität Leipzig, Viabirds Technologies GmbH

Participating countries: Austria, Germany, Italy, Sweden

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SUMODO – Sustainable Urban MObility Development in Outskirts

The SUMODO project aims to facilitate the planning and acceptance of 15-minute cities by developing a software platform. The platform will help urban planners to design and optimise the deployment of 15-minute cities as well as aid travellers’ decision.  

Project coordinator: SAITEC SA

Project partners: Budapesti Muszaki es Gazdasagtudomanyi Egyetem, Katowice – Miasto na Prawach Powiatu, Politechnika Slaska, Szeged Megyei Jogu Varos Onkormanyzata, Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny W Katowicach, Veszprem Megyei Jogu Varos Onkormannyzata

Participating countries: Hungary, Poland, Spain

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2.3 (Re)imagine Urban Public Spaces and Streets for Vibrant, Sustainable Neighbourhoods


15minESTATES – Co-creating Spatial Strategies for Just and Sustainable Mobility in Large-Scale Housing Estates

The 15minESTATES project looks at the nexus of (1) urban space, (2) transport options, and (3) people’s needs and capacities as key dimensions for sustainable mobility transitions. The project aims to co-create locally adapted and accepted spatial strategies and interventions for just and sustainable mobility, with a specific focus on large-scale housing estates (LHEs). 

Project coordinator: Rīgas Tehniskā universitāte

Project partners: Budapest Főváros Xx. Kerület Pesterzsébet Önkormányzat, Budapesti Muszaki es Gazdasagtudomanyi Egyetem, Cohousing Budapest Association, Csillagaszati es Foldtudomanyi Kutatokozpont, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Gemeente Delft, Kulturbühne Neustadt e.V., Leibniz-institut für Ökologische Raumentwicklung EV, Riga City Council, Sofia Development Association, Sofia Municipality, Stadt Halle (Saale) GB Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt, Technische Universiteit Delft, Union of Bulgarian Spatial Planners, Universitet po Architektura Stroitelstvo i Geodezija, Ziepniekkalna Apkaimes Biedrība

Participating countries: Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Netherlands, Switzerland

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CONFLICTEDSTREETS – Navigating Conflicts Over Streets and Urban Space in the Transition to the 15mC

This project recognises the complexity of the 15-minute City (15mC) concept and aims to address conflicts between stakeholders with different interests and perspectives. A key goal for this project is to learn and build knowledge on planning practices and processes acknowledging the political and contested nature of such processes of change. 

Project coordinator: Lunds universitet

Project partners: Agentia Metropolitana Pentru Dezvoltare Durabila Brasov Asociatia, Bodrum Municipality, Gazi Universitesi, Gmina Polkowice, Høgskolen i Molde, Mestna Obcina Velenje, Obcina Ljutomer, Politechnika Krakowska, Stadt Bielefeld, Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Vision5 OG

Participating countries: Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey

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emc2 – The Evolutive Meshed Compact City: A Pragmatic Transition Pathway to the 15-minute City for European Metropolitan Peripheries

This project proposes a new model for the implementation of the 15minute city in the loose structural networks of peripheral locations: the Evolutive Meshed Compact City (emc2). The emc2 model envisages compact urban forms as corridor developments based on existing main roads, forming a meshed structure across the metropolitan area.  

Project coordinator: Centre National de da Recherche Scientifique CNRS

Project partners: Agence de développement et d’urbanisme de Lille Métropole, Agence d’urbanisme Azuréenne, Chalmers Tekniska Högskola AB, Comune di Viareggio, Göteborgs stad, Technische Universität Wien, Universita di Pisa

Participating countries: Austria, France, Italy, Sweden

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ENACT 15mC – Envisioning Neighbourhoods and Co-Creating Thriving Communities in the 15mC

The ENACT project will explore how existing urban areas can be transformed to become more walkable and attractive for people to spend time in. The overall goal is to test out different approaches to operationalise the 15minute city concept, and to explore how these approaches can enable change in different contexts that will contribute to just urban transitions. 

Project coordinator: Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, NTNU

Project partners: Ayuntamiento de Valencia, Confederacion Empresarial de la Comunitat Valenciana, Escuelas de Artesanos, Frost Eiendom AS, Gmina Miasta Gdanska, Kommunal Landspensjonskasse Gjensidig Forsikringsselskap, Make Real Ltd, Nadbaltyckie Centrum Kultury, OBOS Prosjekt AS, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Politechnika Gdanska, Stocznia Cesarska Development Sp. z o.o., The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford, Town and Country Planning Association, Trondheim kommune, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Vucity Limited

Participating countries: Norway, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom

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InclusiveCity – Critical Placemaking for Inclusive Cities

InclusiveCity aims at rethinking placemaking and the 15-minute city concept through the lens of social inclusion and diversity. The project will develop a set of tools, methods, and policies to support the multi-generational and gender-inclusive use of public spaces, particularly natural assets. 

Project coordinator: Superwien urbanism ZT GmbH

Project Partners: A.S.D. Bastogi, Budapesti Muszaki es Gazdasagtudomanyi Egyetem, Bykuben – Oslo commune, Eutropian GmbH, Kortars Epiteszeti Kozpont Alapitvany, Nabolagshager AS, Natural State, Nonna Roma ODV, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet NTNU, Nuove Ri-Generazioni Lazio, Rév8 Jozsefvaros Rehabilitation and Urban Development Co, Sintef AS, Stichting Breda University of Applied Sciences, Stichting Placemaking Europe, Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien

Participating countries: Austria, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway

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LISTEN – Collective Listening to Communities and Spaces as a Core Capability in Planning Towards 15-minute Suburban Cities

The LISTEN project addresses the challenge of polarised debates on concepts like the 15-minute City by advocating for slowing down participatory planning processes and fostering collective listening. The project aims to develop frameworks, tools, protocols, and environments to enhance the capabilities of diverse groups to collectively listen

Project coordinator: Universiteit Hasselt

Project partners: Cipra International Lab gmbH, City of Genk, Malmö universitet, NGBG, Rosinak & Partner Ziviltechniker gmbH

Participating countries: Austria, Belgium, Sweden

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MBD15 – Mobility Benefit Districts: Travel and Liveability Impacts, Acceptability, and Governance of New Tools for Accelerating Transitions in the 15-minute City

This project investigates whether Mobility Benefit Districs (MBD) can contribute to a transition towards sustainable mobility and liveable cities. The MBD concept involves using car parking revenues to fund local mobility services, with residents participating in selecting these services.

Project coordinator: Kungliga tekniska högskolan

Project partners: Bezirksvorstehung, Gävle kommun, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt Am Main, PlanSinn – Buro für Planung und Kommunikation GmbH, Stockholms stad, Sundbybergs kommun, Technische Universität Wien, TUB Trafikutredningsbyrån AB, UIV Urban Innovation Vienna GmbH, Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt

Participating countries: Austria, Germany, Sweden

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MULTIGINATION – Multiplicative Imagination of Citizens and Stakeholders towards the 15-minutes City

This project provides an innovative process and tools (including visualisation, solution marketplace, voting and crowdfunding) for empowering the multiplicative imagination of public spaces and streets, leading to actual urban interventions towards sustainability. The project aims to establish a replicable movement for ongoing urban improvements that involves various stakeholders. 

Project coordinator: Haute Ecole Specialisee de Suisse Occidentale

Project partners: Ayuntamiento de Pamplona, Basaksehir Living Lab, Comune di Bergamo, Coventry University Fab Lab Coventry, Drees & Sommer Schweiz AG, European Network of Living Labs IVZW, Lehtovuori Oy, Lentola Logistics Oy, Open Urbanism Foundation, Pirkanmaan Jätehuolto Oy, République et Canton de Genève: Directorate for International Affairs, Stadt Winterthur, Tampereen Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy, Verkhrsbetriebe Zürich, Visiosoft, Vlaamse Instelling Voor Technologisch Onderzoek N.V., Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften

Participating countries: Belgium, Finland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

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