La Cité-jardin: une historie ancienne, une idée d’avenir

Gracia Dorel-Ferré. Canopé – CRDP de Reims. 2003.


Vivienda obrera y crecimiento urbano

Juan Blat Pizarro. Valencia: Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de la Comunidad Valenciana. 2000.


Vivienda obrera en la ciudad industrial del siglo XX

Various authors (TICCIH-Spain). Coordinator: Miguel Ángel Álvarez Aceres. CICEES, Gijón. 2015.

Collection of presentations at the seminar on workers’ social housing staged by TICCIH Spain at the Parla Cultural Centre (Madrid) in partnership with UNED Sur in June 2014.

Barcelona: les cases barates

Various authors. Coordinator: Francesc Obón Asensio. 1999.

In 1929 four groups of low-cost housing were established in Barcelona, leading to the creation of the Municipal Housing Board. This book provides a summary of said institution’s history.

El Orden fabril. Paternalismo industrial en la mineria chilena: 1900-1950

Diversos autors. Valparaíso, Chile. 2016.


Historia de los poblados ferroviarios en España

Domingo Cuellar Villar, Miguel Jimenez Vega, Francisco Polo Muriel (coordinators). Fundación de los Ferrocarriles Españoles. 2005.

This study is the result of the research which began as a part of the “FFE (Spanish Railway Foundation) Railway History Programme”. An inventory of Railway Towns in Spain was drawn up in 2002, having been commissioned by the Spanish Historical Heritage Institute. The inventory served as the basis for a number of studies focused on the phenomenon of the development of railway towns.

Las ciudades del cobre: Sewell, Chuquicamata, Potrerillos, El Salvadors, San Lorenzo, Pabellón del Inca, Los Pelambres

Eugenio Garcés Feliu, Marcelo Cooper Apablaza, Mauricio Baros Townsend. 2007.

Copper towns were built in mining regions in various parts of Chile. These were urban structures made up of different types of building used as housing and ancillary amenities for copper production. The development process began with Sewell in 1905.

Trabajos y rebeldías en la Pampa Salitrera: el ciclo del salitre y la reconfiguración de las identidades Populares (1850-1900)

Julio Pinto Vallejos. Editorial Universidad de Santiago. 1998.

The discovery of sodium nitrate in the desert provinces of Antofagasta and Tarapacá led to the migration to the region of workers from Chile, Peru and Bolivia. Competition in the market resulted in the War of the Pacific (1879-84)

Viviendas unifamiliares contra corralones: el barrio obrero de Huelin (Málaga 1868-1900)

Alfredo Rubio Diaz. Editorial Miramar. 1996


Workers’ housing in west Yorkshire: 1750-1920

Lucy Caffyn. West Yorkshire Metropolitan County Council. 1986


Rockdale: the growth of an American village in the early Industrial Revolution

Anthony F.C. Wallace. University of Nebraska Press. 2005.

Rockdale explains the history of the Industrial Revolution as experienced in the cotton-manufacturing town of Rockdale, Pennsylvania. The author discusses the lives of workers, managers, inventors, owners and entrepreneurs.


Espais recobrats. Els nous usos del patrimoni industrial català

Ferran Pont, Teresa Llordés. mNACTEC, 2014

From textile mill to cultural centre, abattoir to library, cement factory to architectural workshop, from flour mill to artistic creation centre… This book covers a broad selection of how the past offers solutions for the present, and sets aside possibilities for the future.

Colònies industrials. Catàleg de l’Exposició

Generalitat de Catalunya. 2009

Catalogue of the exhibition held at the Museum of History of Catalonia (December 2009-March 2010) focusing on life in and around Catalan factories in the second half of the 19th century.

150 anys de colònies industrials

Revista EROL. Número 86-87. Berga. 2005.

The magazine EROL published a special edition to mark the 150th anniversary of industrial company towns, sharing the historical, economic, urban planning and social phenomenon that gave rise to the company towns of the Cardener, Ter, Freser, Calders and Baix Llobregat.

De colònies tèxtils a Parc fluvial. El sistema de Colònies Tèxtils del Baix Berguedà

Pere Vall i Casas. Marcombo Boixareu Editores. 1999.

The second third of the 19th century saw a considerable expansion of company towns in the basins of the Rivers Llobregat and Ter, amounting to as many as 100. The course of the river became an axis for production and transport which remained operational until a century later, when the production system collapsed and the company towns became obsolete and geographically marginalised sites.

El Llobregat: un riu de fàbriques

Josep Ignasi Oms i Llohís. Lunwerg Editores. 2008.

Selection of black and white photographs of the factories and factory towns established around the basin of the River Llobregat.

Poblenou: La fàbrica de Barcelona

Martí Checa Artasú (coordinació), Antonio Garcia Fuentes (fotografia). 2002.

Recorregut per les fàbriques dels segles XIX i XX del barri de Poblenou de Barcelona.