Ecological planning and design

by Richard L. Meier

Publisher: Center for Environmental Design Research in Berkeley, Ca

Written in English
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  • City planning -- Environmental aspects.,
  • Environmental policy.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementRichard L. Meir.
LC ClassificationsHT166 .M4225 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings.) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15244263M

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