Category: Housing

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 | No comments

  [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 | No comments

[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 […]

Pre-municipal cities, four typologies: Part 3e, The abbeys’ symbiotic aggrandizement

13 July, 2016 (09:00) | Abbeys, castles, cathedrals, Cities, Employer-assisted, Finance, History, Housing, Infrastructure, New Lanark, Roman Empire, Scotland, Speculation, Theory, Trimontium, Workforce housing | No comments

 [Continued from the previous Part 3d and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3a, Part 3b, and Part 3c.]   By: David A. Smith   As we’ve seen in the four earlier segments of Part 3 of this expanding post on the four typologies of pre-municipal urban society, the abbeys (monasteries) and their eventual […]

Pre-municipal cities, four typologies: Part 3d, The abbey’s development/ construction model

12 July, 2016 (08:30) | Abbeys, castles, cathedrals, Cities, Employer-assisted, Finance, History, Housing, Infrastructure, New Lanark, Roman Empire, Scotland, Speculation, Theory, Trimontium, Workforce housing | No comments

[Continued from the previous Part 3c and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3a, and Part 3b.]   By: David A. Smith   When starting this post far too many days ago (sorry about that), I had no expectation of spending so many words on the great abbeys as a principal form of pre-municipal […]