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"Edward Glaeser is one of the world's most brilliant economists, and Triumph of the City is a masterpiece...This beautifully written book makes clear how cities have not only survived but thrived, even as modern technology has seemingly made one's physical location less important."

Steven D. Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics


The Spectator (UK): “Learning to love the city” (David Blackburn, March 10, 2011):

Slate: “How to Save Dying Cities” (Witold Rybczynski, March 9, 2011)

Prospect Magazine (UK): “Urban myths” (James Crabtree, February 23, 2011)

National Review: “The Glories of Cities” (Matthew Shaffer, March 8, 2011)

Literary Review (UK): “Going to Town” (Bryan Appleyard, March 2011)

Washington Post: “Why we still need cities” (Ezra Klein, March 4, 2011)

Memphis Daily News: “Glaeser Discusses City Triumphs at Leadership Luncheon” (Michael Waddell, March 3, 2011)

The Economist: “When the roof fell in” (March 3, 2011)

The New Yorker Book Bench: “City Reader, Country Reader” (Macy Halford, March 2, 2011)

Harvard Gazette: “Cities on a Hill” (Sarah Sweeney, March 3, 2011)

Daily Show with Jon Stewart: (February 14, 2011):

WGN-TV (Chicago): “Author Edward Glaeser Talks About his book, Triumph of the City” (February 23, 2011)

Radio Boston, WBUR: “Downtown: The Lights Are Much Brighter There.” (Dan Mauzy, February 21, 2011)

Citiwire: “Cities as Global Stars.” (Neal Peirce, February 18, 2011)

Marketplace, NPR: “Why cities are mankind’s greatest invention” (Kai Ryssdal, February 17, 2011)

Freakonomics Radio: “Why Cities Rock” (Stephen J. Dubner, February 18, 2011)

Harvard Crimson: “Glaeser Presents New Book on Cities” (Joseph B. Lerer, February 17, 2011)
Economix, New York Times: “A Conversation with Edward L. Glaeser” (David Leonhardt, February 15, 2011)

The Economist, “A tale of many cities, An enthusiastic guide to the blessings of human proximity” (February 10th)

New York Times Book Review: “Up, Up, Up” (Diana Silver, February 11, 2011) (

The Atlantic Online: “City Limits: A Conversation with Edward Glaeser” (Douglas Gorney, February 8, 2011) (

Grist: “A talk with economist Edward Glaeser: Why America needs to love its cities more” (Sarah Goodyear, February 2, 2011)

New York Magazine: “Snow Muscles” (Joe Keohane, January 28, 2011) (
Read an exclusive excerpt from the book printed in The Atlantic: The Atlantic: “How Skyscrapers Can Save the City” (

Boston Globe Magazine: “If we build it, they will come” (January 23, 2011) (