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Daniel Brook


Journalist & author of A History of Future Cities on building modern modernities.

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Praise for Daniel Brook...

  • “Daniel was a gracious guest and he gave a very interesting talk.”

    UNC Global Sustainability Symposium testimonial

  • “It was a fantastic event … and Daniel gave a great talk. I’m sure he’ll be invited back to take part in future events.”

    SPUR Festival testimonial

Daniel Brook: Speech Topics


① BUILDING THE GLOBAL CITY | ② WHY AMERICAN PRODUCTS CONQUER THE WORLD

① Building the Global City


In this long-view look at the project of building global hub cities, Brook recounts the forgotten pre-Cold War heyday of American real estate developers and architects working in Asia and the lessons it offers as emerging markets reengage with the global economy today.

② Why American Products Conquer the World: A Theory of American Demographics and Global Culture


Drawing on the history of the world's first global cities, places like jazz-music-crazed 1920s Shanghai and Hollywood-movie-addicted 1930s Bombay, Brook explains why when it comes to mass marketing if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.


Daniel Brook: Books


The Accident of Color: A Story of Race in Reconstruction

A technicolor history of the first civil rights movement and its collapse into black and white… ➡︎
A History of Future Cities

One of The Washington Post's "Favorite Books of 2013"… ➡︎
The Trap: Selling Out to Stay Afloat in Winner-Take-All America

In this provocative, witty, and revealing polemic, Daniel Brook argues that the exploding income gap--a product of the conservative ascendance--is systematically dismantling the American dream … ➡︎

Daniel Brook: Bio



      

Daniel Brook is the author of A History of Future Cities and The Trap. A journalist whose writing has appeared in Harper's, Foreign Policy, Slate, and Metropolis, his architecture writing won the 2010 Winterhouse Award for Design Writing and Criticism. To research A History of Future Cities, Brook lived for a month each in St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Dubai and conducted archival research on a semester-long fellowship at the Library of Congress. Originally from New York and educated at Yale University, Brook lives in New Orleans.

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DANIEL BROOK


Journalist & author of A History of Future Cities on building modern modernities.

SPEECH TOPICS

① Building the Global City

In this long-view look at the project of building global hub cities, Brook recounts the forgotten pre-Cold War heyday of American real estate developers and architects working in Asia and the lessons it offers as emerging markets reengage with the global economy today.


② Why American Products Conquer the World: A Theory of American Demographics and Global Culture

Drawing on the history of the world's first global cities, places like jazz-music-crazed 1920s Shanghai and Hollywood-movie-addicted 1930s Bombay, Brook explains why when it comes to mass marketing if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.


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BIO


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Daniel Brook is the author of A History of Future Cities and The Trap. A journalist whose writing has appeared in Harper's, Foreign Policy, Slate, and Metropolis, his architecture writing won the 2010 Winterhouse Award for Design Writing and Criticism. To research A History of Future Cities, Brook lived for a month each in St. Petersburg, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Dubai and conducted archival research on a semester-long fellowship at the Library of Congress. Originally from New York and educated at Yale University, Brook lives in New Orleans.


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