Triumph of the City

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Macmillan, 2011 - Cities - 338 pages
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Offers a readable, agenda-setting account of how and why cities function as they do and why so many of us choose to live in them. The author takes us around the world and into the mind of the modern city, to reveal how cities think, why they behave in the manners that they do, and what wisdom they share with the people who inhabit them.

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User Review  - joeydag - LibraryThing

This is not a very deep book but it covers a lot of territory. The book starts with a look at Detroit which is a case study for what not to do when a city is facing problems. The author compares ... Read full review

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User Review  - nosajeel - LibraryThing

A pleasure to read from beginning to end, Ed Glaeser writes intelligently and provocatively about cities. If all you care about is the bottom line you need read no further than the title: "Triumph of ... Read full review

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