Includes bibliographical references (p. (-270) and index.
|Statement||United Nations Human Settlements Programme|
|LC Classifications||GF71 .C45 2011|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvii, 279 p. :|
|Number of Pages||279|
|ISBN 10||9781849713702, 9781849713719|
|LC Control Number||2010050454|
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