The X-minute neighbourhood is all about ‘living locally’—giving people the ability to meet most of their everyday needs within an X-minute walk, cycle or local public transport trip of their home.
Current approaches for measuring inequality are insufficient or unsuitable for promoting and designing equitable built environments and urban systems. We demonstrate how a new approach can be used to support decision making to foster equity in the built environment.
We make the case for why people’s access to every-day amenities should be central to thinking about community resilience. Through this lens, resilience is something we can quantify and improve. Our interactive app demonstrates this approach in the context of Hurricane Florence.