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Securing the Spectacular City

The Politics of Revitalization and Homelessness in Downtown Seattle

by Timothy A. Gibson

  • 2 Want to read
  • 38 Currently reading

Published by Lexington Books .
Written in English

  • City & town planning - architectural aspects,
  • Economics,
  • Urban renewal & regeneration,
  • Sociology,
  • Gentrification,
  • Architecture,
  • Washington state,
  • Sociology - Urban,
  • Architecture / General,
  • Commerce,
  • Planning,
  • Central business districts,
  • Seattle,
  • Urban renewal,
  • Washington (State)

  • The Physical Object
    Number of Pages313
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7913280M
    ISBN 100739105698
    ISBN 109780739105696

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