Urban landscapes and the atmosphere of place

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Urban landscapes and the atmosphere of place. / Jones, Phil; Isakjee, Arshad; Lorne, Colin; Jam, Chris; Warren, Saskia.

In: Urban Morphology, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2017, p. 29-40.

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Jones, Phil ; Isakjee, Arshad ; Lorne, Colin ; Jam, Chris ; Warren, Saskia. / Urban landscapes and the atmosphere of place. In: Urban Morphology. 2017 ; Vol. 21, No. 1. pp. 29-40.

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