Excerpt: Triumph of the City

Read an excerpt from Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier
. Click here for a PDF of the book's Introduction. Plus, listen to an interview with author Edward Glaeser and learn more about the book.

About the author

Daryl Paranada is the associate web producer for Marketplace overseeing all daily website content and production, as well as producing multimedia features -- including the popular economic explainer series Whiteboard -- and special projects. Follow him on Twitter @darylparanada.

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