Triumph of the City

Triumph of the City

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

Book - 2011
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A pioneering urban economist offers fascinating, even inspiring proof that the city is humanity's greatest invention and our best hope for the future.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781594202773
159420277X
Branch Call Number: 307.76 GLA 2011 22
Characteristics: 338 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm

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StarGladiator
Jan 27, 2014

"A pioneering urban economist..." Glaeser? Huh? He's at the Manhattan Institute with neocon Linda Chavez and professional liar, Judy Miller, who had to leave the NY Times because she would cite "anonymous sources" while writing planted stories for her buddy, Dick Cheney, VP of the USA?

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Apr 18, 2013

"If we love nature, stay away from it." p.201

"America seemed on a path to widespread Walden living, where everyone could be surrounded by greenery, but somewhere along that road, something went environmentally wrong. The dream of garden living envisioned by ruskin and Wordsworth and designed by Howard and Olmsted turned out to be an ecological nightmare. Just as Thoreau's forest fire suggests, living within nature can have terrible consequences for the environment. The move to low-density livign ended up being far less sensitive to nature than Ferriss's vision of a towering metropolis." p.205.

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