Can ecovillages serve as prototypes of 20-minute neighbourhoods?

20-minute neighbourhoods are settlements of human scale and short distances where living and working are reconciled and long trips to work become unnecessary.

The double concept of liveability and living locally through 20-minute neighbourhoods emerged in Portland and Melbourne, and since Covid it has gained momentum as the latest trend of urban planning. Initially defined by the time it takes to walk to your destination and back, since the pandemic the 20-minute neighbourhoods are on the rise and have incorporated a strong aspect of discovering and deepening the sense of belonging to your local community.

Read the paper by May East