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Intermediate cities in search of sustainability

the research and the Attica Workshop, Lavrion, 4-6 October 1995.

by Attica Workshop (1995 Lavrion, Greece)

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Published by European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, UNIPUB [distributor] in Shankill, Co. Dublin, Ireland, Luxembourg, Lanham, MD .
Written in English

  • City planning -- Congresses.,
  • Urban policy -- Congresses.,
  • Sustainable development -- Congresses.

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    ContributionsEuropean Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions.
    LC ClassificationsHT166 .A848 1995
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 478 p. :
    Number of Pages478
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL604235M
    ISBN 109282760146
    LC Control Number96198715

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