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Triumph of the city

Author: Edward L Glaeser
Publisher: [London] : Macmillan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A pioneering urban economist offers fascinating, even inspiring proof that the city is humanity's greatest invention and our best hope for the future.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward L Glaeser
ISBN: 9780230709386 0230709389 9780230709393 0230709397
OCLC Number: 704895956
Notes: First pub. 2011 by Penguin US.
"How our greatest invention makes us richer, smarter, greener, healthier and happier"--Cover.
Awards: Short-listed for Financial Times & Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year 2011 (UK)
Description: 338 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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? --
Flat world, tall city.
Responsibility: Edward Glaeser.

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