Society

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Corporate Suburbia

Post-war Fordist capitalism not only produced the well-known and frequently discussed “suburban solution” with suburban housing, but also gave rise to a discret...

Entering the Arena

For the past century – from the suppression of company towns on – the nation state has been seen as the sole protector, facilitator and enabler of citizens’ rig...

Historical Company Towns in Pictures

Holistic plan, clear exes, uniform and cheap housing, clear separation of management from labor, efficient distribution of functions, a domination of production...

Decline of Company Towns

For several decades, company towns across US and Europe provided full social care of their inhabitants. Nevertheless, excessive paternalism invoked resistance a...

Owned by a Company

Terrible working and living conditions of 19th Century gave birth to a special type of cities. With the intent to run away from the bad consequences of industri...