Planning law, power, and practice: Haussmann in Paris (1853–1870)

  title={Planning law, power, and practice: Haussmann in Paris (1853–1870)},
  author={Antoine Paccoud},
  journal={Planning Perspectives},
  pages={341 - 361}
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