Improving environmental quality through land use ordinances

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Westview Press , Boulder, Colo
Environmental policy -- United States., Local government -- United States., Land use -- Environmental aspects -- United St


United St

Statementby Michael R. Alford and James S. Hudson.
SeriesAn Urban systems research project
ContributionsHudson, James S., joint author.
LC ClassificationsHC110.E5 A64
The Physical Object
Pagination p. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4535248M
ISBN 100891582312
LC Control Number77001074

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