human face of the urban environment a report to the development community on the second annual conference on Environmentally Sustainable Development by World Bank. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

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  • City planning -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses.,
  • Community development, Urban -- Congresses.,
  • Sustainable development -- Congresses.

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Statementby Ismail Serageldin.
ContributionsSerageldin, Ismail.
The Physical Object
Pagination55 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Number of Pages55
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Open LibraryOL22118912M

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