by University of Manchester, Centre for Urban Policy Studies in Manchester .
Written in English
|Statement||by R.D. Nutter, G.M. Foody, R.W. Thomas.|
|Series||CUPS Working paper -- 1|
|Contributions||Foody, G. M., Thomas, R. W. 1947-, University of Manchester. School of Geography. Centre for Urban Policy Studies.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||39|
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