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

By: Glaeser, Edward L. (Edward Ludwig), 1967-Material type: TextTextPublication details: New York : Penguin Press ; 2012Description: 338 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cmISBN: 9781594202773 (hbk.); 159420277X (hbk.); 9780143120544 (pbk.)Subject(s): Sexuella övergrepp | Syskonsvartsjuka -- Growth | Urban economics | SpionerDDC classification: 307 LOC classification: HT361 | .G53 2011
Contents:
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.
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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Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-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.

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