The past year of pandemic induced homeworking has thrown the city centre into the limelight. Is there any need for the head offices and expensive city centre living any longer? Will the city centre even survive? Paris is looking at this in a creative way – the “15-minute city” which would provide the six social functions that a resident could need – living, working, supplying, caring, learning and enjoying. Diving cities into small “villages” with everything you need within 15 minutes could provide what is needed to stop the potential mass exoduses to suburbia and beyond.