Lou Rosenburg's book is a major contribution to the historical literature on early 20th Century housing reform and town planning in Scotland. Against the background of an indigenous tenement tradition, and the early development of the mainstream garden city movement, the book provides a broad overview of the key influences of garden city principles in Scotland, highlighting their impact on the built form of working class housing and the general pattern of urban expansion.
‘This book should be read by any serious student of Scotland's built environment...'
- David Ross, Sunday Herald
'For the first time we have a convincing explanation as to how the tenement form mutated into the distinctive council housing of Scotland in the inter-war years.’
- Richard Rodger, Introduction