Triumph of the City

Triumph of the City
Author: Edward Glaeser
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-02-10
ISBN 10: 1101475676
ISBN 13: 9781101475676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Triumph of the City Book Review:

A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities America is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly . . . or are they? In this revelatory book, Edward Glaeser, a leading urban economist, declares that cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in both cultural and economic terms) places to live. He travels through history and around the globe to reveal the hidden workings of cities and how they bring out the best in humankind. Using intrepid reportage, keen analysis, and cogent argument, Glaeser makes an urgent, eloquent case for the city's importance and splendor, offering inspiring proof that the city is humanity's greatest creation and our best hope for the future. "A masterpiece."—Steven D. Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics "Bursting with insights."—The New York Times Book Review

Triumph of the City

Triumph of the City
Author: Edward Glaeser
Publsiher: Pan
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2011-03-21
ISBN 10: 1743348959
ISBN 13: 9781743348956
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Triumph of the City Book Review:

In 2009, for the first time in history, more than half the world's population lived in cities. In a time when family, friends and co-workers are a call, text, or email away, 3.3 billion people on this planet still choose to crowd together in skyscrapers, high-rises, subways and buses. Not too long ago, it looked like our cities were dying, but in fact they boldly threw themselves into the information age, adapting and evolving to become the gateways to a globalized and interconnected world. Now more than ever, the well-being of human society depends upon our knowledge of how the city lives and breathes. Understanding the modern city and the powerful forces within it is the life's work of Harvard urban economist Edward Glaeser, who at forty is hailed as one of the world's most exciting urban thinkers. Travelling from city to city, speaking to planners and politicians across the world, he uncovers questions large and small whose answers are both counterintuitive and deeply significant. Should New Orleans be rebuilt? Why can't my nephew afford an apartment in New York? Is London the new financial capital of the world? Is my job headed to Bangalore? In Triumph of the City, Glaeser takes us around the world and into the mind of the modern city - from Mumbai to Paris to Rio to Detroit to Shanghai, and to any number of points in between - to reveal how cities think, why they behave in the manners that they do, and what wisdom they share with the people who inhabit them.

Triumph of the City

Triumph of the City
Author: Edward Glaeser
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2011-03-18
ISBN 10: 0230758924
ISBN 13: 9780230758926
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Triumph of the City Book Review:

Understanding the modern city and the powerful forces within it is the life’s work of Harvard urban economist Edward Glaeser, who at forty is hailed as one of the world’s most exciting urban thinkers. Travelling from city to city, speaking to planners and politicians across the world, he uncovers questions large and small whose answers are both counterintuitive and deeply significant. Should New Orleans be rebuilt? Why can’t my nephew afford an apartment in New York? Is London the new financial capital of the world? Is my job headed to Bangalore? In Triumph of the City, Glaeser takes us around the world and into the mind of the modern city – from Mumbai to Paris to Rio to Detroit to Shanghai, and to any number of points in between – to reveal how cities think, why they behave in the manners that they do, and what wisdom they share with the people who inhabit them. 'A masterpiece' Steven D. Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics 'A brilliant read: persuasive and provocative' Time Out 'Replete with lightly borne learning, this is a tremendous book' Bryan Appleyard, Literary Review 'Fascinating' Sunday Telegraph 'Comprehensive, compelling and strongly recommended" Tim Harford, author of The Undercover Economist and Adapt 'A hymn to the city' Metro

The City Game

The City Game
Author: Matthew Goodman
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN 10: 1101882859
ISBN 13: 9781101882856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The City Game Book Review:

"The unlikeliest of champions, the 1949-50 City College Beavers were extraordinary by every measure: City College was a tuition-free, merit-based college in Harlem known for its intellectual achievements and political radicalism rather than its athletic prowess. Only two years after Jackie Robinson broke the major league baseball color barrier (and the NBA was still segregated), every single member of the Beavers was either Jewish or African American. Yet this scrappy, come-from-nowhere team thrived in the highly competitive era when college basketball fans dwarfed the numbers that followed the professional teams. Then, less than a year after winning both the NIT and NCAA basketball tournaments in the same season--still the only team to ever have done so--the team's starting five were arrested. Charged with colluding with gamblers to shave points, these celebrated young men became symbols of disillusionment and corruption. Their dramatic story is set against the larger backdrop of post-war New York when gangsters controlled the city's illegal sports gambling, the police were on their payroll, and everyone was getting rich--except the young men actually playing the games. Yet they were the ones who took the fall when the party finally ended"--

The Tragedy and the Triumph of Phenix City Alabama

The Tragedy and the Triumph of Phenix City  Alabama
Author: Margaret Anne Barnes
Publsiher: Mercer University Press
Total Pages: 319
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780865546134
ISBN 13: 0865546134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tragedy and the Triumph of Phenix City Alabama Book Review:

Phenix City, Alabama in the 1950s was a lawless place. Attempts were made to clean it up but it wasn't until the assassination of the attorney general-elect of Alabama that troops were called in to help.

City of Champions

City of Champions
Author: Stefan Szymanski,Silke-Maria Weineck
Publsiher: The New Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-10-13
ISBN 10: 1620974436
ISBN 13: 9781620974438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City of Champions Book Review:

The changing fortunes of Detroit, told through the lens of the city's major sporting events, by the bestselling author of Soccernomics, and a prizewinning cultural critic From Ty Cobb and Hank Greenberg to the Bad Boys, from Joe Louis and Gordie Howe to the Malice at the Palace, City of Champions explores the history of Detroit through the stories of its most gifted athletes and most celebrated teams, linking iconic events in the history of Motown sports to the city's shifting fortunes. In an era when many teams have left rustbelt cities to relocate elsewhere, Detroit has held on to its franchises, and there is currently great hope in the revival of the city focused on its downtown sports complexes—but to whose benefit? Szymanski and Weineck show how the fate of the teams in Detroit's stadiums, gyms, and fields is echoed in the rise and fall of the car industry, political upheavals ushered in by the depression, World War II, the 1967 uprising, and its recent bankruptcy and renewal. Driven by the conviction that sports not only mirror society but also have a special power to create both community and enduring narratives that help define a city's sense of self, City of Champions is a unique history of the most American of cities.

Metropolis

Metropolis
Author: Ben Wilson
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN 10: 0385690975
ISBN 13: 9780385690973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metropolis Book Review:

From a brilliant young historian, a colourful journey through 7,000 years and twenty-six world cities that shows how urban living has been the spur and incubator to humankind's greatest innovations. In the two hundred millennia of our existence, nothing has shaped us more profoundly than the city. Ben Wilson, author of bestselling and award-winning books on British history, now tells the grand, glorious story of how city living has allowed human culture to flourish. Beginning in 5,000 BC with Uruk, the world's first city, immortalized in The Epic of Gilgamesh, he shows us that cities were never a necessity, but that once they existed, their density created such a blossoming of human endeavour--producing new professions, art forms, worship and trade--that they kickstarted civilization itself. Guiding readers through famous cities over 7,000 years, Wilson reveals the innovations driven by each: civics in the agora of Athens, global trade in 9th century Baghdad, finance in the coffeehouses of London, domestic comforts in the heart of Amsterdam, peacocking in Belle Epoque Paris. In the modern age, he studies the impact of verticality in New York City, the sprawl of LA and the eco-reimagining of 21st-century Shanghai. Lively, erudite, page-turning and irresistible, Metropolis is a grand tour of human endeavour.

Triumph of Justice

Triumph of Justice
Author: Daniel Petrocelli,Peter Knobler
Publsiher: Graymalkin Media
Total Pages: 620
Release: 2016-05-31
ISBN 10: 1631680773
ISBN 13: 9781631680779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Triumph of Justice Book Review:

After the white Bronco, after the bloody glove, after the media frenzy and the verdict that set O.J. Simpson free, Daniel Petrocelli came to pick up the pieces. Outraged by the disastrous miscarriage of justice, the family of murder victim Ronald Goldman sought justice in civil court—their last chance to go after Simpson. To represent them, they hired Petrocelli, a respected attorney who had never before tried a criminal case. In order to win the case, Petrocelli would have to prove that O.J. Simpson was a killer. The physical evidence connecting Simpson to the murders was rock solid, but in the criminal trial, evidence was not enough. To bring the families justice, Petrocelli would have to do something that the District Attorney had not been able to do: confront O.J. Simpson face-to-face. Called “the best book on the subject” by the San Francisco Chronicle, Triumph of Justice is the definitive account of the Simpson murders and their aftermath. In the long, twisted history of the trial of the century, Daniel Petrocelli has the final word.

Cities Agglomeration and Spatial Equilibrium

Cities  Agglomeration  and Spatial Equilibrium
Author: Edward Ludwig Glaeser
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 019929044X
ISBN 13: 9780199290444
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cities Agglomeration and Spatial Equilibrium Book Review:

Using a series of simple models and economic theory, Glaeser illustrates the primary features of urban economics including the concepts of spatial equilibrium and agglomeration economies.

Inventing Future Cities

Inventing Future Cities
Author: Michael Batty
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-12-11
ISBN 10: 0262349906
ISBN 13: 9780262349901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inventing Future Cities Book Review:

How we can invent—but not predict—the future of cities. We cannot predict future cities, but we can invent them. Cities are largely unpredictable because they are complex systems that are more like organisms than machines. Neither the laws of economics nor the laws of mechanics apply; cities are the product of countless individual and collective decisions that do not conform to any grand plan. They are the product of our inventions; they evolve. In Inventing Future Cities, Michael Batty explores what we need to understand about cities in order to invent their future. Batty outlines certain themes—principles—that apply to all cities. He investigates not the invention of artifacts but inventive processes. Today form is becoming ever more divorced from function; information networks now shape the traditional functions of cities as places of exchange and innovation. By the end of this century, most of the world's population will live in cities, large or small, sometimes contiguous, and always connected; in an urbanized world, it will be increasingly difficult to define a city by its physical boundaries. Batty discusses the coming great transition from a world with few cities to a world of all cities; argues that future cities will be defined as clusters in a hierarchy; describes the future “high-frequency,” real-time streaming city; considers urban sprawl and urban renewal; and maps the waves of technological change, which grow ever more intense and lead to continuous innovation—an unending process of creative destruction out of which future cities will emerge.

Walt Disney

Walt Disney
Author: Neal Gabler
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 851
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0679757473
ISBN 13: 9780679757474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walt Disney Book Review:

A portrait of the private life and public career of Walt Disney ranges from his deprived youth, to his contributions to the art of animation, to his visionary creation of the first synergistic entertainment empire, to his reclusive and lonely private world.

The Unheralded Triumph

The Unheralded Triumph
Author: Jon C. Teaford
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2019-12-01
ISBN 10: 142143525X
ISBN 13: 9781421435251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unheralded Triumph Book Review:

The dissatisfaction with city governments arose, however, not so much from any failure to achieve concrete results as from the conflicts between those hostile groups accommodated within the newly created system: "For persons of principle and gentlemen who prized honor, it seemed a failure yet American municipal government left as a legacy such achievements as Central Park, the new Croton Aqueduct, and the Brooklyn Bridge, monuments of public enterprise that offered new pleasures and conveniences for millions of urban citizens."

Walkable City

Walkable City
Author: Jeff Speck
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-11-13
ISBN 10: 1429945966
ISBN 13: 9781429945967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walkable City Book Review:

Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive. And he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability. The very idea of a modern metropolis evokes visions of bustling sidewalks, vital mass transit, and a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly urban core. But in the typical American city, the car is still king, and downtown is a place that's easy to drive to but often not worth arriving at. Making walkability happen is relatively easy and cheap; seeing exactly what needs to be done is the trick. In this essential new book, Speck reveals the invisible workings of the city, how simple decisions have cascading effects, and how we can all make the right choices for our communities. Bursting with sharp observations and real-world examples, giving key insight into what urban planners actually do and how places can and do change, Walkable City lays out a practical, necessary, and eminently achievable vision of how to make our normal American cities great again.

The Triumph of Christianity

The Triumph of Christianity
Author: Bart D. Ehrman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-02-13
ISBN 10: 1501136720
ISBN 13: 9781501136726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Triumph of Christianity Book Review:

The “marvelous” (Reza Aslan, bestselling author of Zealot), New York Times bestselling story of how Christianity became the dominant religion in the West. How did a religion whose first believers were twenty or so illiterate day laborers in a remote part of the empire became the official religion of Rome, converting some thirty million people in just four centuries? In The Triumph of Christianity, early Christian historian Bart D. Ehrman weaves the rigorously-researched answer to this question “into a vivid, nuanced, and enormously readable narrative” (Elaine Pagels, National Book Award-winning author of The Gnostic Gospels), showing how a handful of charismatic characters used a brilliant social strategy and an irresistible message to win over hearts and minds one at a time. This “humane, thoughtful and intelligent” book (The New York Times Book Review) upends the way we think about the single most important cultural transformation our world has ever seen—one that revolutionized art, music, literature, philosophy, ethics, economics, and law.

London s Triumph

London s Triumph
Author: Stephen Alford
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-12-05
ISBN 10: 1620408236
ISBN 13: 9781620408230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

London s Triumph Book Review:

The dramatic story of the dazzling growth of London in the sixteenth century. For most, England in the sixteenth century was the era of the Tudors, from Henry VII and VIII to Elizabeth I. But as their dramas played out at court, England was being transformed economically by the astonishing discoveries of the New World and of direct sea routes to Asia. At the start of the century, England was hardly involved in the wider world and London remained a gloomy, introverted medieval city. But as the century progressed something extraordinary happened, which placed London at the center of the world stage forever. Stephen Alford's evocative, original new book uses the same skills that made his widely-praised The Watchers so successful, bringing to life the network of merchants, visionaries, crooks, and sailors who changed London and England forever. In a sudden explosion of energy, English ships were suddenly found all over the world--trading with Russia and the Levant, exploring Virginia and the Arctic, and fanning out across the Indian Ocean. The people who made this possible--the families, the guild members, the money-men who were willing to risk huge sums and sometimes their own lives in pursuit of the rare, exotic, and desirable--are as interesting as any of those at court. Their ambitions fueled a new view of the world--initiating a long era of trade and empire, the consequences of which still resonate today.

Makeshift Metropolis

Makeshift Metropolis
Author: Witold Rybczynski
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-11-09
ISBN 10: 9781416561293
ISBN 13: 1416561293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Makeshift Metropolis Book Review:

In this new work, prizewinning author, professor, and Slate architecture critic Witold Rybczynski returns to the territory he knows best: writing about the way people live, just as he did in the acclaimed bestsellers Home and A Clearing in the Distance. In Makeshift Metropolis, Rybczynski has drawn upon a lifetime of observing cities to craft a concise and insightful book that is at once an intellectual history and a masterful critique. Makeshift Metropolis describes how current ideas about urban planning evolved from the movements that defined the twentieth century, such as City Beautiful, the Garden City, and the seminal ideas of Frank Lloyd Wright and Jane Jacobs. If the twentieth century was the age of planning, we now find ourselves in the age of the market, Rybczynski argues, where entrepreneurial developers are shaping the twenty-first-century city with mixed-use developments, downtown living, heterogeneity, density, and liveliness. He introduces readers to projects like Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Yards in Washington, D.C., and, further afield, to the new city of Modi’in, Israel—sites that, in this age of resource scarcity, economic turmoil, and changing human demands, challenge our notion of the city. Erudite and immensely engaging, Makeshift Metropolis is an affirmation of Rybczynski’s role as one of our most original thinkers on the way we live today.

Downtown Inc

Downtown  Inc
Author: Bernard J. Frieden,Lynne B. Sagalyn
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780262560597
ISBN 13: 0262560593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Downtown Inc Book Review:

Looks at the new partnerships between public officials and private entrepreneurs that have helped revitalize the downtown areas of many American cities, and presents studies of big-city malls in Boston, St. Paul, Seattle, and San Diego

The Well Tempered City

The Well Tempered City
Author: Jonathan F. P. Rose
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN 10: 0062234749
ISBN 13: 9780062234742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Well Tempered City Book Review:

2017 PROSE Award Winner: Outstanding Scholarly Work by a Trade Publisher In the vein of Jane Jacobs’s The Death and Life of Great American Cities and Edward Glaeser’s Triumph of the City, Jonathan F. P. Rose—a visionary in urban development and renewal—champions the role of cities in addressing the environmental, economic, and social challenges of the twenty-first century. Cities are birthplaces of civilization; centers of culture, trade, and progress; cauldrons of opportunity—and the home of eighty percent of the world’s population by 2050. As the 21st century progresses, metropolitan areas will bear the brunt of global megatrends such as climate change, natural resource depletion, population growth, income inequality, mass migrations, education and health disparities, among many others. In The Well-Tempered City, Jonathan F. P. Rose—the man who “repairs the fabric of cities”—distills a lifetime of interdisciplinary research and firsthand experience into a five-pronged model for how to design and reshape our cities with the goal of equalizing their landscape of opportunity. Drawing from the musical concept of “temperament” as a way to achieve harmony, Rose argues that well-tempered cities can be infused with systems that bend the arc of their development toward equality, resilience, adaptability, well-being, and the ever-unfolding harmony between civilization and nature. These goals may never be fully achieved, but our cities will be richer and happier if we aspire to them, and if we infuse our every plan and constructive step with this intention. A celebration of the city and an impassioned argument for its role in addressing the important issues in these volatile times, The Well-Tempered City is a reasoned, hopeful blueprint for a thriving metropolis—and the future.

Cities and the Wealth of Nations

Cities and the Wealth of Nations
Author: Jane Jacobs
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-08-17
ISBN 10: 0525432876
ISBN 13: 9780525432876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cities and the Wealth of Nations Book Review:

In this eye-opening work of economic theory, Jane Jacobs argues that it is cities—not nations—that are the drivers of wealth. Challenging centuries of economic orthodoxy, in Cities and the Wealth of Nations the beloved author contends that healthy cities are constantly evolving to replace imported goods with locally-produced alternatives, spurring a cycle of vibrant economic growth. Intelligently argued and drawing on examples from around the world and across the ages, here Jacobs radically changes the way we view our cities—and our entire economy.

The Triumph of Ethnic Progressivism

The Triumph of Ethnic Progressivism
Author: James J. CONNOLLY,James J Connolly
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-06-30
ISBN 10: 0674029844
ISBN 13: 9780674029842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Triumph of Ethnic Progressivism Book Review:

Progressivism, James Connolly shows us, was a language and style of political action available to a wide range of individuals and groups. A diverse array of political and civic figures used it to present themselves as leaders of a communal response to the growing power of illicit interests and to the problems of urban-industrial life. As structural reforms weakened a ward-based party system that helped mute ethnic conflict, this new formula for political mobilization grew more powerful. Its most effective variation in Boston was an ethnic progressivism that depicted the city's public life as a clash between its immigrant majority--the people--and a wealthy Brahmin elite--the interests. As this portrayal took hold, Bostonians came to view their city as a community permanently beset by ethnic strife. In showing that the several reform visions that arose in Boston included not only the progressivism of the city's business leaders but also a series of ethnic progressivisms, Connolly offers a new approach to urban public life in the early twentieth century. He rejects the assumption that ethnic politics was machine politics and employs both institutional and rhetorical analysis to reconstruct the inner workings of neighborhood public life and the social narratives that bound the city together. The result is a deeply textured picture that differs sharply from the traditional view of machine-reform conflict.