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The flow of less advantaged people into cities from Rio to Rotterdam demonstrates urban strength, not weakness.

Put this down as a “To Borrow” rather than a “To Buy”. As recently as the ‘s, the biggest industry in NYC was textiles.

El triunfo de las ciudades: The book argues convincingly that cities have a comparative advantage with respect to economic productivity and human flourishing. Though he repeats on numerous occasions that the failings of the city are tragedies in need of fixing, such I have to give this a very low three stars. It’s crucial to our social, economic, and environmental well being that we reverse legislation and tax incentives that encourage urban residents to move from city centers to the suburbs.

Even more frustrating is the likelihood that either America’s mortgage interest tax deduction or Mexico’s gas subsidy will be repealed. I highly recommend it if public policy, cities, or the future of humanity interest you. Apr 04, asih simanis rated it liked it. Contrast this with cities such as Singapore and Hong Kong, where high density has created immensely vibrant cities with public transit systems that make it easy to get around and also drastically cut carbon emissions from cars.

He is not ideological. Why the difference between NYC and Detroit?

Triumph of the City: How about how difficult it is to get a foot on the property ladder in Manhattan due to the high prices? It is exhibit A for the kind of arrogant, paternalistic, contemptuous thinking frequently found in the stereotypes draped onto city dwellers.


Edward Glaeser (Author of Triumph of the City)

Glaeser writes extremely well for an economist. Other than during the Dark Ages, after the fall of Rome when the great glaesrr of the empire returned to being villages as their starving inhabitants scattered to the countryside, the long term trend since the dawn of civilization has been towards more and more of us living in cities.

At points, he even came up with his own clever terms for obvious observations. Open Preview See a Problem? Luckily I did better with the rest of the book, where the arguments are arranged logically and supported with studies of particular cities. Dec 02, UChicagoLaw added it Shelves: Glaeser’s argument is so convincing that it’s frustrating. He masters theory, statistics, and history.

His model cities are Singapore and Goaeser but he writes about glaesef all over America and the world in an insightful and sympathetic way, even when they’re not working. However, he relies too heavily on correlation to prove his points, and we all know that correlation does not necessarily equate to causation.

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As a non-ideologue, Glaeser heaps both scorn and praise on trjunfo markets and governments. Is my job headed to Bangalore? Tapa blanda Compra verificada. There are some very fascinating anecdotes presented along the way e. Urban residents are, on average, also healthier than suburban residents they spend more time walking and much less time stuck in traffic.

Or the ridiculously low gasoline tax, which encourages more people to glaesef in cars rather than take public transportation. The flow of less advantaged people into cities from Rio to Rotterdam demonstrates urban strength, not weakness. And the talk about letting developers have their way in the city, Glaeser never seems to pick a side – he repeatedly states that too many restrictions on development in the city is ciudaades but does also write that a city should be well-planned.


The major takeaway from this book is counterintuitive, namely that in some very important ways, building up cities is much more friendly to the economy and to limiting global warming than is limiting cities and building green suburbs. Yet Glaeser has given those of us who spend a lot of time thinking about cities some new material to chew on.

Without taking into account space for roads, schools, factories, parks, sewerage ,water, food and other resources and not all area are build-able, I would say this is true mathematically. Sometime aroundthe world’s population passed a great milestone: He adds, however, that Jacobs was not an economist and so misunderstood glxeser points, such as the unintended consequences of restricting the size and extent of building in a city – that preservation and limits building will lead to the marginalization of c This is a review of current thinking on the city by a Harvard economist who specializes in such work.

The argument is this: Glaeser takes the reader on a journey through the history of how social connections support prosperity, which is ed excellent avenue to learning economics.

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They also report to be happier probably because they have much more access to cultural activities and are closer to their friends. A great book for city planners and anyone who is interested ciydades cities. Investing in human capital school, university, forums should be one of the solution considering for a place to survive throughout the time. This is the density of NYC.

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