Triumph of the City
Title: Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier
Author: Edward Glaeser
Publisher: Penguin Press
Type: Non Fiction
Released: February 10, 2011
Length: 352 pages
Cities all around the globe often get a bad wrap for being dirty and congested, impersonal and crime-ridden. But Edward Glaeser, an economics professor at Harvard, calls these metropolitan centers our “greatest invention.” In his book Triumph of the City, he looks to modern day New York and Mumbai and all the way back to ancient Athens and Babylon to illustrate how good city living is. The city, he argues, allows for an easier exchange of ideas, which leads to innovation. It is also greener and better for your health. And an urban existence just might make you happier, too.
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