The 20-minute city: An equity analysis of Liverpool City Region

Alessia Calafiore*, Richard Dunning, Alex Nurse, Alex Singleton

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

The 20-minute city has become a popular urban planning policy to support low-transport neighbourhoods. Whilst meeting residents’ needs in local neighbourhoods is not a new concept, urban and transportation planners are increasingly being tasked with re-structuring transport and public services to facilitate people ‘living locally’. The existence of a 20-minute city is seen as a signifier of urban success and has taken on political acknowledgement through the pandemic, yet existing spatial inequalities contribute to the daunting headwinds in making active travel support an equitable city. In this paper, we provide a novel approach to identify where 20-minute neighbourhoods might exist within a large city region and assess how their existence aligns with socio-spatial inequalities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103111
Number of pages16
JournalTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
Early online date4 Dec 2021
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Dec 2021

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • 20-minute city
  • accessibility
  • social equity
  • transportation planning


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