Scientific Director at the ETI Lab, IAE Paris-Panthéon Sorbonne University | FranceCarlos Moreno strives for a revolution and innovation in proximities. According to him, we need to be working towards a future of multifunctional and multipolar cities that offer access to essential local services within a radius of 10-15 minutes by foot or bicycle. He emphasises the need to rethink cities’ urban planning in favour of economic, ecological, and social value. Combined with proximity, this can make our cities more sustainable, not least by eliminating long journeys, radically changing our urban lifestyles, and giving greater impetus to the polycentric city. This is necessary in the fight against climate change. Carlos Moreno is the Associate Professor at the Paris IAE – Panthéon Sorbonne University in France, and also co-founder and scientific director of the ETI Lab. As a researcher, he is working towards turning Paris into “The 15-Minute City” and has won the Obel Award for his work on urban and territorial proximity. In June 2022, the Lab launched the Global Proximity Observatory in cooperation with multiple international partners, including UN-Habitat, C40 Cities, the global network of United Local Governments, and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG).