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Triumph of the City by Edward Glaeser

This book, written by Edward Glaeser in 2011, explains why the city is our greatest invention.  As a new resident of New York City, hailing from a mid-western city of 30,000; this book offered great insight into myths I was brought up believing, and re-affirmed all the reasons why I came to NYC. This book is one interesting fact after another, a fast read, and will never let you think about cities in the same way. I recommend it to everyone.

Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier

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1 comment:

  1. Yeah I remember things people from my family said about my visiting there. They had NO idea what they were talking about. Other than what they had heard from tv news. I remember my first trip in 2004 and feeling elated about being there. I felt more comfortable walking down in Tribeca at midnight than I do around here.