“Lutopia: An Ideal City in an Ideal World”

Title“Lutopia: An Ideal City in an Ideal World”
Year for Search2016
AuthorsHeynen, Hilde (b. 1959)
Secondary AuthorsAchten, Veerle, Bouckaert, Geert (b. 1958), and Schokkaert, Erik
Secondary Title‘A Truly Golden Handbook’: The Scholarly Quest for Utopia
Pagination332-48
Date Published2016
PublisherLeuven University Press
Place PublishedLeuven, Belgium
KeywordsBelgian author, Female author
Annotation

An essay describing a eutopian 2116 Leuven, then known as Lutopia, with an emphasis of blending heritage an ecology. World-wide people have been concentrated into cities to radically reduce the negative impact of humans on the environment. The essay is an expansion of the ideal city tradition, with in addition to the usual architectural and city-layout details, material on the organization of housing, schooling from elementary through university, energy use, transportation, the economy, labor, the social life, and governance. It ends with a brief comment on the remaining problems. 

Info Notes

The essay in the volume emerged from this multidisciplinary discussion that produced a much longer version in Dutch that can be found at www. kuleuven.be/metaforum/page.php?LAN=E&FILE=wg*ID=52

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Author Note

The Belgian female author (b. 1959) is a Professor of architectural theory at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Full Text

2016 Heynen, Hilde (b. 1959). “Lutopia: An Ideal City in an Ideal World.” ‘A Truly Golden Handbook’: The Scholarly Quest for Utopia. Ed. Veerle Achten, Geert Bouckaert, and Erik Schokkaert (Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press, 2016), 332-48. The essay in the volume emerged from this multidisciplinary discussion that produced a much longer version in Dutch that can be found at www. kuleuven.be/metaforum/page.php?LAN=E&FILE=wg*ID=52. MH

An essay describing a eutopian 2116 Leuven, then known as Lutopia, with an emphasis of blending heritage an ecology. World-wide people have been concentrated into cities to radically reduce the negative impact of humans on the environment. The essay is an expansion of the ideal city tradition, with in addition to the usual architectural and city-layout details, material on the organization of housing, schooling from elementary through university, energy use, transportation, the economy, labor, the social life, and governance. It ends with a brief comment on the remaining problems. The Belgian female author is a Professor of architectural theory at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.