Glaeser studied economics at Princeton and received his doctoral degree from the University of Chicago. He joined Harvard’s teaching staff in 1992 and also works at the Kennedy School of Government. One of the topics of his research has been the impact of urbanization on human behavior. In 2011 he published a book on the topic, titled “Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier”.Last updated on 26.11.2012
More than 50 percent of the world’s population now live in cities – and there is no end of urbanization in sight. Harvard economist Edward Glaeser believes urbanization to be a solution to many unanswered problems: pollution, depression and a lack of creativity. He spoke with Lars Mensel about the advantages of urban growth.