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Triumph of the City

How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier

By Edward Glaeser
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Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier by Edward Glaeser

Triumph of the City extolls the virtues of the city as one of civilization’s greatest inventions. Cities not only connect people but also help them accomplish great things. And although many of today’s urban metropolises face real challenges in a new economic order, there are many ways for cities to succeed.

  • Anyone who has ever lived or will ever live in an urban environment
  • Anyone who’s interested in urban studies or urban economics
  • Anyone curious how today’s cities need to change to survive

Edward Glaeser is a professor at Harvard University, specializing in the economics of cities, housing, segregation and innovation.


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