Municipalities At Work; The Municipal Policy Of Six Great Towns And Its Influence On Their Social…

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byFrederick Dolman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1895 Excerpt: ... IV.--GLASGOW. Peculiar Features of Scotch Municipal Government--Glasgow's Challenge to other Municipalities--The After-Result of a Tramway Strike--More Humane Conditions for the TramWorkers under Municipal "Masters"--Cheaper and Better Transit for the Citizens--Financial Prospects of the Undertaking--The Municipal "Doss Houses"--Good Influence of these Establishments (upon Common Lodging-Houses generally--Overcrowding and its Penalties--Financial Success of the Municipal Lodging-Houses and Tenement Dwellings--The Purification of the Clyde--A long deferred Blessing--Glasgow's Pioneer Pure Water Scheme--Growing Popularity of the Municipal Laundries--Contemplated Extension on a novel plan of the Baths and Wash-houses--Seven-hundred acres of Open Space--Music in the Parks--Municipal Ownership of the Principal Halls--Popular Concerts carried on by the Corporation--The Lack of Free Libraries--The Blot on Glasgow's Municipal Escutcheon--The Art Gallery and Museum--The Profits from Municipal Undertakings--Gas and Electric Lighting--The Markets and their Management--Municipal Rates, equal all over the City, divided between Owners and Occupiers, and graduated according to Amount of the Rent--The Costless Development of Municipal Activity, and its Beneficial Results--Enlargement of the City. Before the reform of municipal corporations the government of the Scotch towns presented many points of important divergence from that of English towns. By this and subsequent measures the differences, for all practical purposes, were assimilated and the citizen of Glasgow to-day has much the same experience of local government as the citizen of Manchester or Liverpool. 64 There are still peculiarities of form, such as the Dean of Guild Court, a municipal functionary in whose name...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1895 Excerpt: ... IV.--GLASGOW. Peculiar Features of Scotch Municipal Government--Glasgow's Challenge to other Municipalities--The After-Result of...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217238556

ISBN - 13:9780217238557

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