chapter  4
The city
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Most historic cities grew up around some form of home-based work: a castle or palace, a church or monastery, trade at a crossroads or a clustered manufacturing or farming community. The modern city, in contrast, tends to ignore this working practice, despite the fact that a rapidly increasing number of people, rich and poor, skilled and unskilled, are engaged in it. This chapter will discuss why this shift happened and explore how cities might once again benefit from being designed around home-based work.