Triumph of the City

Triumph of the City
Subtitle: How Urban Spaces Make Us Human
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Publisher: Pan MacMillan
EAN: 9780330458078
ISBN: 0330458078
Categories: Urban Communities | Economics | Urban Economics | Human Geography |

Understanding the modern city and the powerful forces within it is the lifeâe(tm)s work of Harvard urban economist Edward Glaeser, who at forty is hailed as one of the worldâe(tm)s most exciting urban thinkers. Travelling from city to city, speaking to planners and politicians across the world, he uncovers questions large and small whose answers are both counterintuitive and deeply significant. Should New Orleans be rebuilt? Why canâe(tm)t my nephew afford an apartment in New York? Is London the new financial capital of the world? Is my job headed to Bangalore? In Triumph of the City, Glaeser takes us around the world and into the mind of the modern city âe" from Mumbai to Paris to Rio to Detroit to Shanghai, and to any number of points in between âe" 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. 'A masterpiece' Steven D. Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics 'A brilliant read: persuasive and provocative' Time Out 'Replete with lightly borne learning, this is a tremendous book' Bryan Appleyard, Literary Review 'Fascinating' Sunday Telegraph 'Comprehensive, compelling and strongly recommended" Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist and Adapt 'A hymn to the city' Metro


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