Technology

Zappos Downtown Las Vegas Project

Las Vegas: City As A Startup

In Sin City, away from the Las Vegas casinos and illuminated hotels, an urban experiment is under way. One of the America's best companies to work for is puttin...

Samsung in Suwon: A City of Its Own

30 kilometres south of Seoul, in Suwon, Samsung has created its own city - Samsung Digital City with its own health clinic, kindergardens, restaurants, voluntar...
Eindhoven and Philip

Dis- and re-assembling a company town

In the 1990s, Philips left its industrial company town, Eindhoven – only to come back and benefits from city’s post-industrial transformation. Philips VH ...
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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...

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...

3 Spaces of Shoe-Making

From protecting our feet to today’s endless number of personalized customizations, shoes have gone a long way. But the same can be said about the shoe companies...

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...