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Book Based on the analysis of ten essential elements: Does Greater Zurich provide Healthy, 10-Minute Neighborhoods?
Publisher ETH Wohnforum - ETH CASE, Zurich
DOI 10.3929/ethz-b-000304251

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Since the invention of transport and land use and design control, we have become highly dependent on mobility other than walking; have lost compactness of the built environment, proximity to everyday tasks, and liveliness of the public realm. Within Greater Zurich, Switzerland's largest conurbation, we select four locations of highest intensity of land use by people (workers plus residents), workers, FTE workers in retail, and residents each, to examine ten essential spatial elements including land use and design control, and their role in providing Healthy, 10-Minute Neighborhoods. Based on geospatial data, we find that Greater Zurich has at most, one Healthy, 10-Minute Neighborhood. Therefore, we conclude that mayor transformations, both in the development and the transformation of the built environment and the public realm as well as planning, are needed.