Community-Based Planning as a Source of Political Change: The Transit Equity Movement of Los Angeles' Bus Riders Union

  title={Community-Based Planning as a Source of Political Change: The Transit Equity Movement of Los Angeles' Bus Riders Union},
  author={Joe Grengs},
  journal={Journal of the American Planning Association},
  pages={165 - 178}
  • Joe Grengs
  • Published 30 June 2002
  • Sociology
  • Journal of the American Planning Association
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