CLOSED – Triumph of the City
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
The random number generator at Random.org selected the winners: They are Tanya (Majorca building) and Markus (Nauru House).
I’ve got two copies of Edward Glaeser’s brilliant new book, Triumph of the City, to give away to readers this month, courtesy of publisher Pan Macmillan Australia.
Edward Glaeser is a professor at Harvard and in my opinion is the world’s “go to” man for research on cities. I’ve mentioned his work many times before on these pages (e.g. see here). This brief video shows him discussing Triumph of the City with The Daily Show’s John Stewart.
I hate giveaways where you have to do any work, like write x words on this or that inane topic. So I’ll determine who gets the two books entirely randomly. Everyone will have the same chance. All I ask is that you nominate your favourite building in Melbourne – the quality of your choice won’t have any influence on your chance of winning but it will help me get together a list of favoured buildings.
To enter, just respond by commenting below, nominating your favourite Melbourne building. One entry only per person, please. Entries close Saturday July
31 30, at midday. I’ll announce the winners here and e-mail them direct. They’ll have to give me or Macmillan Australia (privately) an address to post the book to. Apologies to international readers but due to Australia’s ridiculously high postage costs, they can enter but they can’t win (unless they’ve got access to an Australian address). The books will be sent direct to the winners by Pan Macmillan Australia.
I read Triumph of the City a few months ago (I already have my own copy which I got in the US) and it’s a book worth reading and worth having. As the New York Times Reviewer wrote, you’ll “walk away dazzled by the greatness of cities and fascinated by this writer’s nimble mind”.