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Triumph of the city : how our greatest invention makes us richer, smarter, greener, healthier, and happier / Edward L. Glaeser.

by Glaeser, Edward L. (Edward Ludwig).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, N. Y. : The Penguin Press, 2011Description: 338 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781594202773.Subject(s): Urbanization | Cities and towns -- Growth | Urban economics | Sociology, UrbanDDC classification: 307.76 G543
Contents:
Our urban species -- 1. What do they make in Bangalore? -- 2. Why do cities decline? -- 3. What's good about slums? -- 4. How were the tenements tamed? -- 5. Is London a luxury resort? -- 6. What's so great about skyscrapers? -- 7. Why has sprawl spread? -- 8. Is there anything greener than blacktop? -- 9. How do cities succeed? -- 10. Flat world, tall city.
Summary: 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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Main / Collection principale 307.76 G543 (Browse shelf) Available

Spring 2011 Selected Accessions List.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-323) and index.

Our urban species -- 1. What do they make in Bangalore? -- 2. Why do cities decline? -- 3. What's good about slums? -- 4. How were the tenements tamed? -- 5. Is London a luxury resort? -- 6. What's so great about skyscrapers? -- 7. Why has sprawl spread? -- 8. Is there anything greener than blacktop? -- 9. How do cities succeed? -- 10. Flat world, tall city.

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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