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    DescriptionUnderstanding the modern city and the powerful forces within it is the life's work of Harvard urban economist Edward Glaeser, who at forty is hailed as one of the world's most exciting urban thinkers. Travelling from city to city, speaking to planners and politicians across the world, he uncovers questions large and small whose answers are both counterintuitive and deeply significant. Should New Orleans be rebuilt? Why can't my nephew afford an apartment in New York? Is London the new financial capital of the world? Is my job headed to Bangalore? In Triumph of the City, Glaeser takes us around the world and into the mind of the modern city -- from Mumbai to Paris to Rio to Detroit to Shanghai, and to any number of points in between -- 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. 'A masterpiece' Steven D. Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics 'A brilliant read: persuasive and provocative' Time Out 'Replete with lightly borne learning, this is a tremendous book' Bryan Appleyard, Literary Review 'Fascinating' Sunday Telegraph 'Comprehensive, compelling and strongly recommended" Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist and Adapt 'A hymn to the city' Metro


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    Title
    Triumph of the City
    Subtitle
    How Urban Spaces Make Us Human
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Edward Glaeser
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 456
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 268 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780330458078
    ISBN 10: 0330458078
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27820
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    BIC subject category V2: JFSG
    Libri: ENGM8000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC015000, BUS069000, SOC026030
    BIC subject category V2: KCU
    Libri: STAD2400
    DC23: 307.76
    BIC subject category V2: KCY
    Thema V1.0: JBSD, KCVS, KCY
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Pan Books
    Publication date
    16 February 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Edward Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard. He is widely regarded as one of the most innovative thinkers around and when not teaching has spent his professional life walking around and thinking about cities.