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Planning settlements in arid lands.

Planning settlements in arid lands.

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Published by United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) in Nairobi .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Developing countries
    • Subjects:
    • Human settlements -- Developing countries -- Planning.,
    • Human settlements -- Mathematical models.,
    • Arid regions -- Developing countries -- Planning.

    • Edition Notes

      ContributionsUnited Nations Centre for Human Settlements.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHN980 .P55 1984
      The Physical Object
      Pagination2 v. ;
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2706807M
      LC Control Number85980436

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