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Land uses in American cities

Harold M. Mayer

Land uses in American cities

by Harold M. Mayer

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Published by Park Press in Champaign, Ill .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Land use, Urban -- United States.,
    • City planning -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographies and index.

      Statementby Harold M. Mayer and Charles R. Hayes.
      ContributionsHayes, Charles R., 1919-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD257 .M39 1983
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 176 p. :
      Number of Pages176
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3514096M
      ISBN 100941226026
      LC Control Number82081036

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Bartholomew, Harland, Land uses in American cities. Cambridge, Harvard University Press, (OCoLC) ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: vi, pages: illustrations ; 23 cm: Contents: Introduction: the nature of urban geography --Urban space consumption --Land use and planning --The land within the city: urban sites --Residential land use --Commercial land use --Industrial land use --Public and institutional land uses --Land used for transportation.

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Then, in MayAPA, along with the participation of six other federal agencies, initiated the Land-Based Classification Standards (LBCS) project to update the SLUCM. One is that in a given country, the n-th largest city contains 1/n the pop of the largest city.

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