International Co-Creation Workshops: Benchmarking the Challenge of 15-minute Cities in Europe.

Madrid 25th – 27th September

The 2nd Join Call for Co-Creation Seminars has successfully concluded with the third and final workshop. This three-day event took place from September 25th to 27th in Madrid, organized by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM).

Simultaneously, in Budapest at Budapest University of Tech and Economy (BME) and in Istanbul at Istanbul Technical University (ITU), parallel workshops were executed, following the same structured format as our Madrid event.

During this workshop, the initial two days were dedicated to the students, who engaged in intensive work sessions hosted at the ETSAM. These sessions were guided by our dedicated professors who provided support throughout the process. The overarching objective was to consolidate the wealth of information gathered during prior technical visits in Madrid and Paris, ultimately leading to the formulation of Special Proximity Plans tailored to their respective neighbourhoods.

The last day was dedicated to the final presentations, where representatives from the Neighbourhood Associations and the City Hall of Madrid were invited. One last day to present a summary of the previous workshops, centred on the good Parisian practices that could be extrapolated to Madrid Rio.

An engaging debate emerged among the various stakeholders, ensured thanks to the great efforts of the students. Effort that shows in the extensive work and production of multiple actions.

As we bring the curtains down on the 2nd Join Call, titled “International Co-Creation Workshops: Benchmarking the Challenge of 15-minute Cities in Europe,” we are pleased with the highly satisfactory results achieved. We remain optimistic about the potential for the continued growth of such cross-cultural and interdisciplinary learning experiences, benefiting students from diverse international backgrounds.

Detailed program

WS3: Proposing solutions for implementing the 15-minute city in Madrid Río Results

Seminar presentations

Presentation of the 2nd Join Call

Final Proximity plans Presentation


International Co-Creation Workshops: Benchmarking the Challenge of 15-minute Cities in Europe

Paris 4th – 6th September

This was the second of three workshops planned for this seminar. It has taken place on the 4th, 5th and 6th of September in Paris and has been organized by ENPC (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech) in collaboration with UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), ITU (Istanbul Technical University) and BME (Budapest University of Tech and Economy).

In alignment with the framework established in the Madrid Workshop, we convened a three-day international seminar with the objective of cross-checking diverse diagnoses and juxtaposing the solutions implemented in Paris.

Monday 4th

The presentation session commenced with an introduction by Paxti Lamíquiz (UPM) and Cécilia Cruz (ENPC), setting the stage for an insightful exchange of ideas. Following her opening remarks, the spotlight shifted to the student delegations from UPM, ITU and BME. Each group shared their findings, showcasing the outcomes of their prior city-wide assessments.

This intricate exchange allowed the ENPC’s incoming students to gain a deeper understanding of the distinctive urban landscapes and challenges faced in the home cities of their international peers.

Thursday 5th

The highlight of the day was a captivating technical visit led by none other than Carlos Moreno, a renowned professor from Sorbonne University, celebrated worldwide for his pioneering work in shaping the visionary concept of the ’15-Minute City.’

The site chosen was Clichy – Batignolles eco-district, one of the top ongoing urban projects in the Paris area. This innovative district exemplifies sustainable urban development in action.  

In addition, other lower scale projects such as La Felicité (Morland Mixité Capitale), Martha Desrumaux Garden placed in the former Place d’Armes and La Promenade Plantée.

Wednesday 6th

The concluding day of the workshop unfolded within the Leonard Co-Working space. It was here that our students took centre stage, ready to share the knowledge and insights they had gathered during the preceding day’s exploration.

The international students presented the exemplary practices they had observed in the Parisian urban life. Following the presentations, the students engaged in discussions with their French counterparts, delving into the distinctions and commonalities that define the essence of urban life in their respective regions.

This 2nd workshop provided the perfect setting for this dynamic exchange, fostering an atmosphere of creativity, collaboration, and shared learning. Solidifying the bonds between EELISA Universities and knowledge-sharing.

Seminar presentations

WS 15 – Minute city in Paris – PL

15 Minute City Budapest

15 Minute City Istambul

15 Minute City Madrid

Analysis of good practices 15 min City