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He touts lack of zoning in Texas as a great thing, I guess he doesn’t have any children going to school next to a chemical plant. All the typical reasons … soft grass for their kids to play on, better schools, less noise.

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. As industrialization decline, Manchester glaesre example lost its main activity hence human capital comes in order for the city to stay relevant. He is not ideological.

Edward Glaeser

I also have a major issue with him not directly citing his sources throughout the book via footnotes or endnotes. My problem with the book isn’t the city love but the overall lack of structure and purpose.

Return to Book Page. China also used more concrete over three years than the United States used throughout the entirety of the twentieth century It has the same effect in the housing market.

With that being said, we later find out that Glaser himself has moved to the suburbs because of the convenience of the drive to his workplace, the better schools offered by the suburbs, and the fact that he gets to have a yard. This is ironic since several of the cities that he admires were controlled by dictators or emperors that ran roughshod over property owners.


glaessr If not, you have certainly wondered about life there. Cities desperately need a champion, someone who will make a case for the glqeser for cities, not merely as marketplaces or conveniences, but as the principal places for civilization C.

Yet The book reads easily. 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. All of humanity could fit in Texas,all with our own personal townhouse. Overall, I like this book as it gave a good overview on how our personal interactions matter in satisfying our desires and urban living can build stronger ties and support more prosperity if allowed to happen.

Edward Glaeser outlined the principles of a successful city and how a city failed to function properly. City life has many challenges like crime, poverty and disease but the author brilliantly illustrates that these challenges can be overcome with the right public policies and political will. Aug 10, James rated it liked it Recommended to James by: One set of groups met for ten minutes face-to-face to discuss strategy before playing.

He advocates for spending on infrastructure with a sensitivity to the supply and demand, which really means with a sensitivity to people. Historical facts are well-expounded but theories on present-day situations and predictions for the future are lacking and when put forward are not explained thoroughly.

Edward Glaeser (Author of Triumph of the City)

I’m having some trouble with capturing my reaction to this book. How to free yourself, change your life and achieve real happiness. His model cities are Singapore and Vancouver but he writes about cities all over America and the world in an insightful and sympathetic way, even when they’re not working. The themes of the book are interesting, cities are the greenest living spaces and are intellectually productive.


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.

As someone who grew up in Detroit, I’ve spent the last ten years defending it. Should New Orleans be rebuilt? What I found instead was a lazy, jumbled mass of stories, facts, anecdotes, and opinions bent to attribute all good things glarser have eve And I even like cities! So far so good.

This is a wonderful book. Yet cities get a bad rap: Perhaps his remarks constitute but one defect in an otherwise carefully researched book; I hope that is the case. How stuffing more and more people into an urban setting without addressing the underlying problem of population growth makes little sense. Cities have been and will continue to be the engine of growth. Amazon Second Chance Donar, intercambiar, dar una segunda vida. 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.

First, replace permitting with simple fees based on easy criteria. It presented a whole bunch of opinions, stated as fact, with very little to back them up. For example, I’m for getting rid of the mortgage interest tax deduction and zoning laws, but mass transit is often not beneficial and just because vertical building happens doesn’t necessarily mean there will be less traffic congestion.