“The Re-Birth of the Company Town: How Corporations Are Reshaping Life, Work and Play in the City” was initially writen as a joint master thesis by Matevž Straus and Razvan Zamfira, students of European Master in Urban Studies (4Cities).

From the very start on, the research went outside the limits of the master thesis. Encouraging discussions with corporate represetatives, public authorities and good reception in academia (Universität Wien, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Kobenhavns Universitet, Universidad Autonoma De Madrid, Universidad Complutense Madrid) motivated us to publish it as a book.