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Author Glaeser, Edward L. (Edward Ludwig), 1967-

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

Published New York : Penguin Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  307.76 GLAE    DUE 20-06-19
 UniM Archit  307.76 GLAE    AVAILABLE
Physical description 338 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-323) and index.
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.
Subject Urbanization.
Cities and towns -- Growth.
Urban economics.
Sociology, Urban.
ISBN 9781594202773 (hbk.)
159420277X (hbk.)
307.76 GLAE