Human Interest

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

Edward Glaeser

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Edward Glaeser argues that the city is humanity's greatest invention and our salvation for the future.  Glaeser says that the 2/3 of Americans who live in cities (which take up only 3% of the country's land mass) are healthier, more prosperous, and more environmentally conscious than other Americans.  This event was hosted by the Manhattan Institute, a public policy think tank based in New York City.       

About the Authors

Edward Glaeser

Edward Glaeser is a economics professor at Harvard University and director of Harvard's Taubman Center for State and Local Government.  For more information, visit triumphofthecity.com.


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

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  • Tuesday, May 31st at 4am (ET)
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