Category: Employer-assisted

Month(s) in Review, June and July, 2016: Part 2, From abbey to Madonna

23 August, 2016 (09:00) | Abbeys, Apartments, cathedrals, Co-ops, company town, Employer-assisted, History, Jeddah, kayfabe, Month in review, New Lanark, Roman Empire, Speculation, Trimontium, Workforce housing |

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   Yesterday’s Part 1 of the two-month retrospective covered my ruminations about walled cities, some of which, like Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, eventually no longer needed their walls and burst their boundaries; some of the others built around medieval castles retreated into ever-smaller grounds, by the […]

Month(s) in Review, June and July, 2016: Part 1, From Jeddah to castle

22 August, 2016 (09:00) | Abbeys, Apartments, cathedrals, Co-ops, company town, Employer-assisted, History, Jeddah, kayfabe, Month in review, New Lanark, Roman Empire, Speculation, Trimontium, Workforce housing |

By: David A. Smith   Beginning in June, I did something that I hadn’t done for over a decade – after having posted one installment every business day since mid-2005, I ended up skipping quite a few business days, the blog being a temporary casualty of a stretch of both intense AHI work and four […]

Pre-municipal cities, four typologies: Part 4b, The factory company factory town

19 July, 2016 (09:00) | Abbeys, castles, cathedrals, Cities, company town, Employer-assisted, Finance, History, Housing, Infrastructure, New Lanark, Robert Owen, Scotland, Speculation, Theory, Workforce housing | 1 comment

  [Continued from the previous Part 4a and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3a, Part 3b, Part 3c, Part 3d, Part 3e, and Part 3f.]   By: David A. Smith   Our journey through pre-municipal urban living, begun on a rainy weekday morning with the Boss’s and my contemplation of the now-buried Roman […]

Pre-municipal cities, four typologies: Part 4a, The manufacturing company town

18 July, 2016 (09:01) | Abbeys, castles, cathedrals, Cities, company town, Employer-assisted, Finance, History, Housing, Infrastructure, New Lanark, Robert Owen, Scotland, Speculation, Theory, Workforce housing |

  [Continued from the previous Part 3f and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3a, Part 3b, Part 3c, Part 3d, and Part 3e.]   By: David A. Smith   Of the three pre-municipal urban typologies so far considered, their demise came in three distinct ways:   1.     Amortization of value proposition.  Roman forts […]

Pre-municipal cities, four typologies: Part 3f, The abbeys’ overreach and their destruction

14 July, 2016 (09:00) | Abbeys, castles, cathedrals, Cities, Employer-assisted, Finance, History, Housing, Infrastructure, New Lanark, Roman Empire, Scotland, Speculation, Theory, Trimontium, Workforce housing |

[Continued from the previous Part 3e and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3a, Part 3b, Part 3c, and Part 3d.]   By: David A. Smith   By now, to my astonishment and quite possibly yours, the exposition of the third pre-municipal typology of urbanization – the abbey campus headquartered by an abbey or […]