The Re-birth of the Company Town
How Corporations are Reshaping Life, Work and Play in the City
Matevž Straus & Răzvan Zamfira
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Clusters, technopoles, milieus of innovation, science parks, company towns, corporate campuses and all other silicon-“things” are based on one simple idea – the idea of agglomeration effects. The core belief behind this approach is that physical and social proximity of companies coupled with institutional influence – generates spillover effects that are a source of new innovation and value creation.
The current book explores the ever-changing relationship between businesses, society and space, documents the historical, present and coming examples of corporate landscapes, and envisions a future, in which innovative and socially-responsible companies will create inspiring, lively and socially-just urban environments.