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Published by McFarland & Company, Inc. in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English


  • City planning -- United States.,
  • Cities and towns -- United States -- Growth.,
  • Sustainable development -- United States.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Roger L. Kemp.
ContributionsKemp, Roger L.
LC ClassificationsHT165.52 .C58 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 305 p.
Number of Pages305
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22767271M
ISBN 109780786431977

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