A free virtual event series charting the changes and challenges confronting our urban areas—and how we should navigate them. Explore how the decisions we make now will shape the of future of work, our climate, how we eat, how we shop, and the very nature of our lives. Hosted by Blueprint and The Aspen Institute Energy & Environment Program.


The Rise of the
15-Minute Neighborhood

11.20.20 at 12pm ET via ZOOM

COVID-19 could change city life forever. How do we make it count? Join a panel of leading experts as they explore new ideas for reimagining urban life and creating more walkable and vibrant neighborhoods.

Moderated By The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson
Featuring Richard Florida, Professor Carlos Moreno, Janette Sadik-Khan and Padden Murphy.


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Professor Carlos Moreno

Innovation expert Carlos Moreno is co-founder and scientific director of the Entrepreneurship, Territory, Innovation Chair at IAE Paris – Panthéon Sorbonne University. He is a pioneer of the 15-minute city concept and has acted as the Mayor of Paris’ Special Envoy for Smart Cities since 2015.

Janette Sadik-Khan

Former NYC transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan is one of the world’s foremost authorities on transportation & urban transformation. She now works with mayors around the world to reimagine and redesign their cities as a principal with Bloomberg Associates.

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Richard Florida

CityLab co-founder Richard Florida is one of the world’s most influential urbanists.He is professor of Economic Analysis and Policy at the Rotman School of Management and Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, School of Cities, at the University of Toronto and a Distinguished Fellow at NYU’s Schack School of Real Estate.

Padden Murphy, Global Head of Public Policy at REEF

Padden Murphy

Padden is Head of Communications & Public Affairs at REEF, a company on a mission to connect the world to your block. He has held senior roles at WeWork, Getaround, Lyft, and Adobe. He also serves on the board of Bunker Labs, on the Executive Council for Y Combinator Growth, and as a Montana Ambassador for the State of Montana.