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Welcome to the Urban Revolution: How Cities Are Changing the World Hardcover – May 19 2009

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  • Hardcover: 342 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA (May 19 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596915668
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596915664
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 3.2 x 24.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,024,185 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Brugmann provides compelling evidence of an often invisible connection between globalization and urbanization. In the process he shines a new light on large cities and urban slums. He shows that slums are dynamic and well functioning economic hubs. Drawing on an exhaustive supply of first hand knowledge, he is about to change the conversation about globalization, economic development, city planning and poverty. If you are interested in challenges of the 21st century, this book is for you.” ―C.K. Prahalad, Paul and Ruth McCracken Distinguished University Professor, Ross School of Business, the University of Michigan, author of The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty through Profits

“Writing from his long on-the-ground global experience, Jeb Brugmann has provided a rich and accessible menu of deep insights, engaging stories, and surprising facts about a world of cities. His Welcome to the Urban Revolution is a prophecy of hope and political challenge to us all.” ―Michael Cohen, Director of International Affairs Program, The New School, former Senior Advisor for Environmentally Sustainable Development at the World Bank

“Jeb Brugmann is a strategist of great analytical power… His book is the work of a person who with great acuity captures important moments in cities around the globe. It is a fundamental reference for all those who wish to understand how cities can change the world.” ―Jaime Lerner, architect and urban planner, former mayor of Curitiba and governor of Paraná state, Brazil; president of International Union of Architects, 2002-2005

“Replete with detail and compelling analyses” ―Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Jeb Brugmann has been instrumental in urban development in 49 cities in 21 countries in his two decades of work on urbanization. His work over the years has been officially recognized by the United Nations General Assembly, three UN Summits and the UN Climate Secretariat (Kyoto Protocol). He has received numerous awards and government funding from twelve different countries, and is a faculty member of the Cambridge University Business and Environment Program. He lives in Toronto with his wife and children.

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