Alex Boerger's Reviews > Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier

Triumph of the City by Edward L. Glaeser
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May 07, 2012

it was amazing
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Read from May 09 to June 04, 2012

Great book everyone working for a city should read. Build high in the sky to save nature! Build bigger cities where the living conditions are good (not to cold, not to hot).

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05/09/2012 page 7
2.0% "If a country gets 10% more urban population the GDP grows 30%"
05/09/2012 page 9
3.0% "Quote: Cities don't make people poor, they attract poor people."
05/09/2012 page 14
4.0% "Cities use less energy per person"
05/10/2012 page 28
8.0% "For every year of learning a worker gets 8 percent higher earnings but the countries GDP grows by 30%. because people know more if they are surrounded by skilled people."
05/10/2012 page 31
9.0% "Nobel laureate Shockley attracted talent for the valley and lost them because of his leadership style, so there where a lot people doing their thing."
05/10/2012 page 33
9.0% "Silicon valley is to expensive for unskilled people."
05/10/2012 page 34
10.0% "Personal meeting are important to build trust."
05/11/2012 page 38
11.0% "Books and Gutenberg"
05/12/2012 page 48
14.0% "Detroit before cars"
05/12/2012 page 49
14.0% "If yo uneed less skilled workers you hurt your city in the long run."
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