Making urban places

principles and guidelines for layout planning by Behrens, Roger

Publisher: Urban Problems Research Unit, University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa

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Edition Notes

StatementRoger Behrens and Vanessa Watson.
SeriesContemporary policy issues, Contemporary policy issues (Cape Town, South Africa)
ContributionsWatson, Vanessa.
LC ClassificationsHT169.S6 B44 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 244 p. :
Number of Pages244
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL293779M
ISBN 10079921650X
LC Control Number97199222

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