Triumph of the City: How Urban Spaces Make Us Human (Paperback)
  • Triumph of the City: How Urban Spaces Make Us Human (Paperback)
zoom

Triumph of the City: How Urban Spaces Make Us Human (Paperback)

(author)
£10.99
Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 16/02/2012
  • In stock

Available

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Understanding 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

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330458078
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 250 g
Dimensions: 198 x 131 x 25 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition

You may also be interested in...

Economics for Everyone
Added to basket
The Second Machine Age
Added to basket
Money
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Economics of the 1%
Added to basket
Chinese Whispers
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
This Changes Everything
Added to basket
Economix
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
How to Speak Money
Added to basket
Antifragile
Added to basket
Wildcat Currency
Added to basket
Dirty Money
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The 13th Labour of Hercules
Added to basket
Austerity
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Good Room
Added to basket
£8.99   £3.80
Paperback
It's the Economy, Stupid
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.