It's such an innocuous term, intended to define a metropolis with neighbourhoods that are walkable and livable for citizens. It's been around for a long time as a theory, and it's one well worth discussing. Except you can't discuss it anymore, at least not rationally.
First in the United Kingdom, and now in Edmonton, plans for pilot projects, or even just consideration of the "15-minute" model have been met with cries of a Global World Order seeking to control the people. It's ridiculous, but it's also par for the course nowadays, when just about anything any government announces is jammed into a Universal Conspiracy Universe—featuring everything from climate lockdowns, anti-vax rhetoric and the "Great Reset". How did it happen, and is there any way back from this?