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The Precinct, the Stoep and the Agora as travelling Ideas for Urban Transformation

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The Precinct, the Stoep and the Agora as travelling Ideas for Urban Transformation. / Groth, Niels Boje.

I: Nordic Journal of Architectural Research, Bind 29, Nr. 2, -, 2017, s. 83-111.

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Groth, NB 2017, 'The Precinct, the Stoep and the Agora as travelling Ideas for Urban Transformation', Nordic Journal of Architectural Research, bind 29, nr. 2, -, s. 83-111. <http://arkitekturforskning.net/na/issue/view/107/showToc>

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Groth, N. B. (2017). The Precinct, the Stoep and the Agora as travelling Ideas for Urban Transformation. Nordic Journal of Architectural Research, 29(2), 83-111. [-]. http://arkitekturforskning.net/na/issue/view/107/showToc

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Groth NB. The Precinct, the Stoep and the Agora as travelling Ideas for Urban Transformation. Nordic Journal of Architectural Research. 2017;29(2):83-111. -.

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Groth, Niels Boje. / The Precinct, the Stoep and the Agora as travelling Ideas for Urban Transformation. I: Nordic Journal of Architectural Research. 2017 ; Bind 29, Nr. 2. s. 83-111.

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