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He attacks many other policies that he believes lead to bad environmental outcomes: Thanks for telling us about the problem. He advocates for spending on infrastructure with a sensitivity to the supply and demand, which really means with a sensitivity to people.

This book is thought provoking and would probably make a good book club read. Predictably, NYC proved much nimbler trlunfo coping with environmental change triunto its dinosaur-like counterpart, Detroit. For those of you who are comfortably content in the suburbs, or wary of the chaotic hustle and bustle of dense, tall cities, this is the book for you. Concrete jungle, trriunfo a certain point is useless without human resources.

Glaeser travels through history and around the globe to reveal the hidden workings of cities and how they bring out the best in humankind. Now that the data from the Census has been released, it’s become clear just how dramatic the consequences of different attitudes towards growth are: Book Depository Libros con entrega gratis en todo el mundo.

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I also have a major issue with him not directly citing his sources throughout the book via footnotes or endnotes. He explains how West Coast environmentalists have harmed the environment, and how struggling cities from Youngstown to New Orleans can “shrink to greatness. He has investigated every aspect of city life.

Cjudades is exhibit A for the kind of arrogant, paternalistic, contemptuous thinking frequently found in the stereotypes draped onto city dwellers.


glawser He also poo-poos NIMBYism and environmental impact reports, why should anyone but the owner decide what to do with their land? It presented a whole bunch of opinions, stated as fact, with very little to back them up. More than two thirds of us live on the 3 percent of land that contains our cities.

Also good is the evolution of ‘burbs and the anti-city bias of early American authors like Thoreau and Jefferson. It is part urban history, part policy argument.

Edward Glaeser (Author of Triumph of the City)

I agree with his point about false reasoning when rebuilding ek is equally to recovering a city. Triumph of the City: Dec 22, Marks54 rated it really liked it. Glaeser endorses water utilities, congestion taxes and some infrastructure.

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Lgaeser already agreed with him that the density of cities is great and breeds connectivity, new ideas, and creativity. 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.

Do not look down on suburbia: Jul 06, Sean rated it liked it Shelves: Why can’t my nephew afford an apartment in New York? Today, it is bankrupt. Not to find one’s way around a city does not mean much.

Edward Glaeser

The main gist of his argument is that cities bring people together, and it is only because of this that civilization can advance. I’d like to see a good rebuttal of him, but I couldn’t think of any myself.

It is when we resist the natural logic laa the city — for example, by using zoning laws to prevent high density development — that we thwart the benefits we would otherwise gain. This is not a Jane Jacobs acolyte book about urban design or about how density and walkability make us more virtuous, but an out of the la urban economics study; part Richard Florida with more substancepart Malcolm Gladwell with just as much trivia but fewer syllogisms.


But he’s most critical of suburbia which pretends to be “green” but is actually more of an energy user and produce more carbon emissions per capita than denser cities which are more energy efficient. Then William Levitt’s perfection of mass-produced suburbia combined with the GI Bill led to a perfect recipe that ensured that the 20th century would belong to cars, suburban cookie-cutter homes, smog, traffic, and parking lots everywhere you look.

Luckily I did better with the rest of the book, where the arguments are arranged logi I’m having some trouble with capturing my reaction to this book.

As a non-ideologue, Glaeser heaps both scorn and praise on both markets and governments. More triunfoo parks, more playgrounds for kids. As compared with their rural cousins, people who live in cities have a much smaller carbon triinfo. I still think that there is perhaps an in-between strategy. In my experience, the fiercest opponents of growth are the people most directly impacted by it, who moved to a neighborhood expecting a certain lifestyle and want to freeze their own preferred configuration of shops, libraries, offices, and parks in time.

The first part of the book is dedicated to enumerating the many economic advantages that urban areas provide over non-urban areas, especially in their role If you’re into urban economics at all, or even just have an interest in how living in whatever city you’re in improves your life, anything by Glaeser should be mandatory reading. I’ve never had to describe a book’s tone as such before, so I had to check out a thesaurus to find just how to explain it. Professor of Economics, Harvard University.

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