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European cities in search of sustainability

a panorama of urban innovations in the European Union

by Voula Mega

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Published by European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Bernan Associates [distributor] in Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin, Ireland, Luxembourg, Lanham, MD .
Written in English

    Places:
  • European Union countries.
    • Subjects:
    • City planning -- European Union countries,
    • Urban policy -- European Union countries,
    • Urban ecology -- European Union countries,
    • Sustainable development -- European Union countries

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesPanorama of urban innovations in the European Union
      StatementVoula Mega.
      ContributionsEuropean Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHT169.E8 M44 1997
      The Physical Object
      Pagination56 p. ;
      Number of Pages56
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL69872M
      ISBN 10928279802X
      LC Control Number99169393
      OCLC/WorldCa37043015

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