Exploring Scotland's 20-minute neighbourhoods
Through 2021 the ALLIANCE’s Health and Social Care Academy programme, in partnership with Disability Equality Scotland and Mobility and Access Committee for Scotland, ran a series of events on ‘Exploring Scotland’s 20-minute neighbourhoods’. This new report shares key findings from the series, which explored the benefits and challenges of a 20-minute neighbourhood through the lens of inclusivity, diversity, and accessibility.
The aim of a 20-minute neighbourhood is that people can access all the things they need in their daily lives, including community spaces, shops, and essential public services, within 20 minutes walk, wheel or cycle from their home.
The Alliance sessions highlighted that the concept itself wasn’t new but had been spoken about for years using different framing. Inclusion within the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government was considered to have given more political emphasis to the ambition.