2 edition of Urban areas as environmental interventions. found in the catalog.
Urban areas as environmental interventions.
Kate B. Showers
Includes bibliographical references.
|Statement||by Kate B. Showers.|
|Series||Working papers in African studies -- no.226, Working papers in African studies (Boston, Mass.) -- no.226.|
|Contributions||Boston University. African Studies Center.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||20 leaves :|
|Number of Pages||20|
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