future for planning: science fiction"s cities. by Wood, Stephen

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An edited version of "The city and the future: a study of science fiction", a thesis submitted for degree of M.Phil. London University, 1976.

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SeriesTown planning discussion papers -- no.27
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Open LibraryOL13683663M

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