Triumph of the city : how our greatest invention makes us richer, smarter, greener, healthier, and happier / Edward Glaeser.Material type: TextPublication details: New York : Penguin Press ; 2012.Description: 338 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cmISBN:
- 9781594202773 (hbk.)
- 159420277X (hbk.)
- 9780143120544 (pbk.)
- 307 22
- HT361 .G53 2011
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -323) and index.
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.
A pioneering urban economist offers fascinating, even inspiring proof that the city is humanity's greatest invention and our best hope for the future.