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Triumph of the city : how our greatest invention makes us richer, smarter, greener, healthier, and happier

Author: Edward Glaeser
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities. America is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly ... or are they' In this revelatory book, Edward Glaeser, a leading urban economist, declares that cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in both cultural and economic terms) places to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Glaeser, Edward.
Triumph of the city.
New York : Penguin Books, 2014
(OCoLC)778121965
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Glaeser
ISBN: 9781101475676 1101475676
OCLC Number: 883325606
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed June 19, 2014).
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Inroduction: 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.

Abstract:

A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities. America is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly ... or are they' In this revelatory book, Edward Glaeser, a leading urban economist, declares that cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in both cultural and economic terms) places to live. He travels through history and around the globe to reveal the hidden workings of cities and how they bring out the best in humankind. Using intrepid reportage, keen analysis, and cogent argument, Glaeser makes an urgent, eloquent case for the city's importance and splendor, offering inspiring proof that the city is humanity's greatest creation and our best hope for the future.

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