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Cities and sustainability

Paul Ekins

Cities and sustainability

by Paul Ekins

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Published by AFRC-SERC Clean Technology Unit, ESRC Research Programmes Division in Swindon .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementPaul Ekins, Ian Cooper.
ContributionsCooper, Ian., AFRC-SERC Clean Technology Unit., Economic and Social Research Council. Research Programmes Division.
The Physical Object
Pagination15p.
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15198651M
ISBN 101870669045
OCLC/WorldCa28261170

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