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Young Leaders Circle Forum with Edward Glaeser

Wednesday March 2011


Edward Glaeser Senior Fellow, Contributing Editor, City Journal

People love to badmouth cities. But cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in cultural and economic terms) places to live. New Yorkers, for instance, live longer than other Americans; heart disease and cancer rates are lower in Gotham than in the nation as a whole. More than half of America's income is earned in twenty-two metropolitan areas. And city dwellers use, on average, 40 percent less energy than suburbanites.

On March 2, Edward Glaeser—a Manhattan Institute senior fellow, City Journal contributing editor, and one of the world’s most renowned urban economists—described to us how cities confer these benefits and many more in his new best-selling book, Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier. Read reviews, excerpts and more on the book website.