Planning Urban Economies in Southern and Eastern Africa by K. H. Wekwete

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  • Development economics,
  • Development studies,
  • Urban communities,
  • Urban Economics,
  • Sociology,
  • Business/Economics,
  • East Africa,
  • Southern Africa,
  • Sociology - Urban,
  • Social Science

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Number of Pages342
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ISBN 101856285634
ISBN 109781856285636

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