agony of the cities: urban problems in contemporary America

a brief inquiry into the basic causes and the processes that have brought about the many problems of the modern urban complex in our society
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Montclair State College Press , Upper Montclair, N.J
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Statementas based upon the Urban Issues Seminars held in Bloomfield, New Jersey, in October 1968, and as developed and expanded upon by David N. Alloway and Francesco Cordasco.
ContributionsCordasco, Francesco, 1920- joint author., Urban Issues Seminars, Bloomfield, N.J., 1968.
LC ClassificationsHT123 .A62
The Physical Object
Pagination59 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5412000M
LC Control Number73002959

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