Liberty, a Ten Minute Town?
|Traffic through the city is placed underground.|
The most remarkable part of Louvain La Neuve is their rejection of sprawl. In fact, the entire city was designed so that the core business area was within a ten minute walk from most residential areas. I loved this idea and felt a town like Liberty should consider such a vision. They explained that from the original design, most people are willing to walk instead of drive if its under ten minutes, so government visionaries designed the city around this idea.
|When companies want to open a store in Louvain La Neuve, they are|
asked to provide a piece of artwork for residents to enjoy.
|Notice how major roads circle the city rather than breach it.|