Luton is a city in broken and started it's growth in the 60s when it faced a major industrial boom. It's building style has been heavily influenced by the developments during these times.
Luton was almost destined to go down the history books as a relatively quiet fishing port, when a woman decided to use the well located port to trade and set up an industrial estate. This turned out to be a golden move, as trading and crafting became the reason of Luton's growth and industrial boom.
The building style was very much focused on fast development times and cheap development costs. Normal workers had to be able to afford the rent, whilst they had to be built on an formerly unheard of time scale. The building density is relatively high, due to Luton's location between mountanous areas and the ocean on the other side. At the time, land reclamation had not been very popular yet, and the local government did not want to dedicate much land for residential purposes, since it was less lucrative to sell off to residential developers compared to industrial developers.
Current times & developments
Currently, Luton is responsible for facilitating approximately 20% of global trade, and 10% of global production. The residual energy is now being used to heat the residential areas. Due to a major biomass plant in neighbouring Dunstable, Luton produces all of the energy on broken.
Luton is situated along the Red Highway, running from Luton's ferry port straight through the city towards Leicester and Peebles. East of Dunstable is the interchange between the Red Highway and the Yellow Highway, linking Luton and Leicester up to Woking, Abu Ma Buhm and Hutton-le-Hole,
It does not need to be repeated that Luton's main source of income is it's port. 85% of jobs located in Luton are directly related to the port and the industries it facilitates.
Along with freight transport, Luton has a ferry port, which connects the missing link in the Red highway towards Ashbourne.
Luton does not have an airport. Whilst local campaigns have been run, the potential business would be relatively limited due to a very low tourist interest. Luton's citizens will have to travel to Abu Ma Buhm's international airport or take the short ferry connection to Ashbourne.