Category: Robert Owen

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 […]