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The changing spatial structure of American cities by John R. Ottensmann

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Published by Lexington Books in Lexington, Mass .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • Wisconsin,
  • Milwaukee


  • City planning -- United States -- Mathematical models.,
  • City planning -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee -- Mathematical models.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJohn R. Ottensmann.
LC ClassificationsHT167 .O84
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 207 p. :
Number of Pages207
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5065321M
ISBN 100669982695
LC Control Number74031661

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