Urban Sprawl: Diagnosis and Remedies

@article{Brueckner2000UrbanSD,
  title={Urban Sprawl: Diagnosis and Remedies},
  author={Jan K. Brueckner},
  journal={International Regional Science Review},
  year={2000},
  volume={23},
  pages={160 - 171}
}
  • J. Brueckner
  • Published 1 April 2000
  • Economics, History
  • International Regional Science Review
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