Ed Glaeser is Professor of Economics at Harvard University and one of the world’s finest experts on the economics of cities. One of his most cited books is Triumph of the City published in 2011, an optimistic look at why some cities thrive and grow whilst others suffer long term decline.
A key idea is that of the Urban Triad
When designed, built and managed well, cities are greener, happier, safer and more innovative than anything human kind has ever developed
There are no easy solutions.
Smart urban design is crucial and so too building cities with a diverse population to drive innovation
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