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Triumph of the City : How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and

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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 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.

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.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 338
Genre: Social Science, Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Public Policy / City Planning + Urban Development, Economics / General, Urban + Regional, Sociology / Urban, Housing + Urban Development, Government / State + Provincial + Municipal
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Edward Glaeser
Language: English
Street Date: January 31, 2012
TCIN: 13859935
UPC: 9780143120544
Item Number (DPCI): 248-77-5485
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