Community control in the housing commons: a conceptual typology

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Community control in the housing commons : a conceptual typology. / Durose, Catherine; Richardson, Liz; Rozenburg, Max; Ryan, Matt; Escobar , Oliver.

In: International Journal of the Commons, Vol. 15, No. 1, 17.09.2021, p. 291–304.

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Durose, C, Richardson, L, Rozenburg, M, Ryan, M & Escobar , O 2021, 'Community control in the housing commons: a conceptual typology', International Journal of the Commons, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 291–304. https://doi.org/10.5334/ijc.1093

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Durose, Catherine ; Richardson, Liz ; Rozenburg, Max ; Ryan, Matt ; Escobar , Oliver. / Community control in the housing commons : a conceptual typology. In: International Journal of the Commons. 2021 ; Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 291–304.

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