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Spontaneous growth centers in twentieth century American urbanization.

William Alonso

Spontaneous growth centers in twentieth century American urbanization.

By William Alonso and Elliott Medrich.

by William Alonso

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Published by Institute of Urban & Regional Development, University of California] in [Berkeley .
Written in English

  • Metropolitan areas -- United States -- Statistics,
  • Urbanization -- United States,
  • Cities and towns -- Growth

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    SeriesWorking paper; no. 113
    ContributionsMedrich, Elliott,
    LC ClassificationsHB2175 A65
    The Physical Object
    Pagination28 :
    Number of Pages28
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18032447M

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