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.