🏜️They’re building a 15-minute city from scratch in the Utah desert

The first large “15-minute city” to be built from scratch in the U.S. will be in Utah, on a 600-acre site south of Salt Lake City. The concept is to design a city where it’s possible to walk or bike to work and take care of errands without having to get in a car. Inside the mixed-use neighborhood, linear parks will lead between hubs with offices, housing, and shops, and it would be possible to walk from your front door to trails in the nearby mountains. It’s a great example of how other sprawling, car-centric suburbs could transform. Read my full story here.
—Adele Peters, @adele_peters
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workplace evolution
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the metaverse
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career evolution
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the new capitalism
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