For GREAT CITIES ...A Bold Initiative by Omar Khayyam

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Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Urban & municipal planning,
  • Public Policy - City Planning & Urban Dev.,
  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Political Science / City Planning & Urban Development

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Book details

ContributionsEdward Fitzgerald (Translator), Robert W. Bivens (), John A. Bivens Jr. ()
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages440
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8488469M
ISBN 101420868365
ISBN 109781420868364
OCLC/WorldCa170922048

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