So, someone told me Monarchy 5 town was ideal for fast research. I was hoping with just 5 towns, I could place them a cell or 2 further out, from dwelling and still have zero or low corruption.
I thought I would share the results and see if anyone had any suggestions. I don't have courthouses yet, so I can get rid of most of the resource corruption, when I do. Later on, there will be buildings to reduce corruption on culture and science.