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It’s a tremendous book.

Seamlessly combining economics and history, he explains why cities are ‘our species’ greatest invention. Levitt, co-author of “Freakonomics” and “SuperFreakonomics”; professor of economics at the University of Chicago “If you would like to improve slums, turn poverty into prosperity, or get a grip on urban sprawl, read this thoughtful and thought-provoking book.

A pioneering urban economist offers glaeset, even inspiring proof that the city is humanity’s greatest invention and our best hope for the future. America is an urban nation. More than two thirds of us live on the 3 percent of df that contains our cities. Yet cities get a bad rap: As Edward Glaeser proves in this myth-shattering book, cities are actually the healthiest, ciudadws, and richest in cultural and economic terms laas to live.

New Yorkers, for instance, live longer than other Americans; heart disease and cancer rates triufno lower in Gotham ls in the nation as a whole. More than half of America’s income is earned in twenty-two laas areas. And city dwellers use, on average, 40 percent less energy than suburbanites.

Glaeser travels through history and around the globe to reveal the hidden workings of yriunfo and how they bring out the best in humankind. Even the worst cities-Kinshasa, Kolkata, Lagos- confer surprising benefits on the people who flock to them, including better health and more jobs than the rural areas that surround them. Glaeser visits Bangalore and Silicon Valley, whose strangely similar histories prove how essential education is to urban success and how new technology actually encourages people to gather together physically.

He discovers why Detroit is dying while other old industrial cities-Chicago, Boston, New York-thrive. He investigates why a new house costs percent more in Los Angeles than in Houston, even though building costs are only 25 percent higher in L. He pinpoints the single factor that most influences urban growth-January temperatures-and explains how certain chilly cities manage to defy that link.

He explains how West Coast environmentalists have harmed the environment, and how struggling cities from Youngstown to New Orleans can “shrink to greatness.

Using intrepid reportage, keen analysis, and eloquent argument, Glaeser makes an impassioned case for the city’s import and splendor. He reminds us forcefully why we should nurture our cities or suffer consequences that will hurt us all, no matter where we live. El triunfo de las ciudades: The Courage to Be Disliked: How to free yourself, change your life and achieve real happiness. Ver todas las apps de lectura gratuitas de Kindle.


Empieza a leer Triumph of the City en tu Kindle en glzeser de un minuto. Detalles del producto Tapa dura: New 1 de febrero de Idioma: Mostrando de 1 opiniones. Ha surgido un problema al filtrar las opiniones justo en este momento. Vuelva a intentarlo en ciudaces momento. Tapa blanda Compra verificada. No muestra ideas originales ni predicciones. Se nota que es un neoyorquino: Perhaps you live in a large city.

If not, you have certainly wondered about life there. You find out why in a city you are more likely to eat gourmet food, be pick-pocketed, ciduades meet your ideal mate. You also make counter-intuitive discoveries: I greatly admire Edward Glaeser.

He revived the field of urban economics, almost single-handedly.

Edward Glaeser (Author of Triumph of the City)

He has investigated every aspect of city life. He masters theory, statistics, and history. He is not ideological.

All his qualities transpire here. Yet The book reads easily. The economics and statistics are clearly explained. As a non-ideologue, Glaeser heaps both scorn and praise on both markets and governments. Want to make house affordable?

Do not look down on suburbia: But you need governments to take care of public health, congestion and global warning. Glaeser endorses water utilities, congestion taxes and some infrastructure. He lambasts the mortgage-interest deduction, most building restrictions including for Conservancy and Preservation and most efforts at urban renewal, like conference centers.

On the eternal struggle over the merits of centralized versus decentralized government he takes a middle ground: I appreciated such nuanced views This is the best pop-econ book I have read. This book is a hymn to the civic value and importance of city life For it is Glaeser’s contention that it is city life, where smart people gather to live and work, that is the mother of invention, productivity and entrepreneurship and that these three factors, above all, are the sine qua non of great cities and great civic life.

Yes, successful cities need other basic things like clean water, good schools, alert and laas policing, an ciudadrs of good housing options, safe and attractive public places, and a pro business, pro development public sector, but it is the gathering together in close proximity of large ciurades of bright, entrepreneurial people that is the ultimate life-source of great urban living Ultimately, for Glaeser, it is great wealth that makes for great cities.

New York, Boston and Houston are – each for partially different reasons – the exemplar cities of his thesis. LA,though he doesn’t say it, would seem to be the anti-city of his thesis. This is a wonderful book.

Glaeser writes extremely well for an economist. The book offers plenty of data and statistics, yet they are offered in a easy to comprehend way and without ruining the pleasant rhythm of the book. The book might be seem a bit outdated, yet it still rings true on most topics. Would love to hear more from Glaeser on the current state of San Francisco and Seattle. Last, the author makes some compelling arguments for high rise buildings, but I am still not giving up on old buildings. This book offers some interesting narrative on the history of cities, but Glaeser’s arguments about the importance of cities in the modern world fall a little flat.


His historical perspective is compelling, largely due to the fact that he is able to give real life examples of cities throughout history to bolster his narrative. The main gist of his argument is that cities bring people together, and it is only because of this that civilization can advance. While this might have been true historically, I do not necessarily believe that this will remain true of civilization in the future.

For example, he argues that telecommunication and technology cannot replace face-to-face interaction, but ciuxades is not necessarily ciudadew. More and more people work from home, and some studies have demonstrated that these people are actually more productive than those who are in a face-to-face office environment.

I think that this type of interaction will become more pronounced as technology advances, eventually eliminating the need for a centralized office environment altogether. Glaeser is more successful with his economic arguments, which makes sense, since he is an economist.

However, he relies too heavily on correlation to prove his points, and we all know that correlation does not necessarily equate to causation. When he delves into environmentalism, his arguments just seem tacked on and unsupported ciudadss order to add a PC chapter on climate change. How stuffing more and more people into an urban setting without addressing the underlying problem of population growth makes little sense.

His arguments are solely based upon carbon emissions as the issue. Overall, this is not a bad book, but it is not a great book either. The historical bits are more interesting than the persuasive bits. It is a bit longer than necessary and jumps around without clear structure. I also have a major issue with him not directly citing his sources throughout the book via footnotes or endnotes. Instead, he has a section of sources at the end that aren’t linked to anything in particular, so actually fact-checking some of his statistics or suppositions is a fairly difficult endeavor, as if he were intentionally trying to obfuscate his sources.

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