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Triumph of the city : how urban spaces make us human

Author: Edward L Glaeser
Publisher: London : Pan Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this work, Glaeser takes us around the world and into the mind of the modern city - from Mumbai to Paris to Rio to Detroit to Shanghai, and to any number of points in between - to reveal how cities think, why they behave in the manners that they do, and what wisdom they share with the people who inhabit them.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward L Glaeser
ISBN: 9780330458078 0330458078
OCLC Number: 757931040
Description: 338 pages, 8 unnumberedpages of plates : black and white illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction : our urban species --
What do they make in Bangalore? --
Why do cities decline? --
What's good about slums? --
How were the Tenements tamed? --
Is London a luxury resort? --
What's so great about skyscrapers? --
Why has sprawl spread? --
Is there anything greener than blacktop? --
How do cities succeed? --
Conclusion : flat world, tall city.
Responsibility: Edward Glaeser.

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